koffler pram

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by Bob Rankin, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. Bob Rankin

    Bob Rankin Chasing fur and fish every second I get :)

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    I just got back from a long drive to koffler boats in Eugene. It was well worth the trip. Joe Koffler is a great guy and has built me A real nice pram I couldn't be more pleased. I bought a 10 foot pram, wich will be just right for my daughter and I. Can't wait to get it on the water. Like I said Joe is A great guy so if you need A pram send some money his way.
     
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    Joe is indeed a good guy..... he'll take care of you....a fine family owned business...
     
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    Great choice, a lifetime boat, solid and reliable.
     
  4. Wayne Kohan

    Wayne Kohan fish-ician

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    Are you allowed to post about a new boat without a pic? Where's the forum moderators?

    Wayne
     
  5. Bob Rankin

    Bob Rankin Chasing fur and fish every second I get :)

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    Sorry about no pics. I will post some as soon as I learn how to use this new site.
     
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    cb3fish Banned or Parked

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    Koffler boats are built like battleships....they will give you a lifetime of pleasure and safety.
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  7. Bob Rankin

    Bob Rankin Chasing fur and fish every second I get :)

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    Here are the pictures of the boat and my daughter fishing in it. It rows like a dream.
    Olivia in the Koffler.JPG boat1.JPG boat2.JPG
     
  8. Fitzfish

    Fitzfish New Member

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    Great little boat, as shown by your daughter's smile! I've had a 10' Koffler Pram for about 3 years now and couldn't be more pleased.
     
  9. Nick Clayton

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    Sweet pram! I bought a 10' fish rite earlier this year for my 9 year old some and I and it has been great. Really changes my approach to stillwater fishing and there is nothing my son would rather do than go fish in the pram.


    Maybe a father/child pram gathering should be in the works sometime!
     
  10. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Sweet, Bob . . . enjoy both the boat AND time on the water with your Daughter.
     
  11. Bob Rankin

    Bob Rankin Chasing fur and fish every second I get :)

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    Thanks Jim thats kind of the reason I got the pram to take my girls fishing.I waited A long time to by A koffler. Ive passed on A bunch of prams that were on this site including the fish rite. Im glad its working for you Nick!!!!!! So I just had to bite the bullet And get A new one. Im A little sore though trying to pull it up a short steep bank at my local lake. I can get it in and out of the truck and into the lake with ease. but pulling it up the bank by myself is tuff. The boat is built like A battelship I absoulutely love it. My daughter does to. She hooked and landed her first trout on a fly rod yesterday. Shes 7.Its a good start.
     
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    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    A "chip off the old Dad" . . . next, we'll get her out with a 28 in a couple years.
     
  13. jessejames

    jessejames Flyslinger

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    Rankin. in regards to pulling it up the hill. We had the same issue with our raft at a takeout on the Spokane River. I got two pulleys and a appropriate length of rope and made a bock and tackle. Now I can pull it up the hill alone and it weighs about 300# loaded.
    jesse
     
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    cb3fish Banned or Parked

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    Rankin,

    I wrote an article about prams for STS magazine. I would always want to be in a well made strong boat as compared to some lesser made boat, When your heavy boat is in the water, It's as light as a feather, sure you might have to grunt a little more to load it, so what, your safety is well worth it. Isn't it?

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    Just ordered my Koffler Rocky Mountain Trout Boat last week. Not sure I will survive for 6weeks while I wait, but I sure am excited! I ordered it for the same reason several of you did, it will allow me to get my two girls out on both stillwater and moving water, and will last forever.