Scadden Outlaw Renegade-will I have to sleep on it in the Garage is the question?

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  1. Michael Nelson

    Michael Nelson Old And In The Way

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    I'm curious... how do you plan on handling stripped in flyline in that craft? I used to fish from an Outcast FatCat float tube, and even though it had some semblance of a stripping apron, I got really tired of fly line tangling on everything. Since I have been fishing from a pram that has been far less of a problem.

    The Outlaw Renegade is quite tempting though. As a geezer who lives up a flight of stairs in SF, I get pretty tired of humping that 100# pram up and down the stairs even though I have rigged a block & tackle to do it. The idea of a sub 30# package that I could do my stillwater fishing from appeals to me, but I wonder about line handling. I know Scadden makes some stripping baskets, but there don't seem to be D rings on the Outlaw Renegade in the area they'd be needed to attach the basket.

    I also like the frameless idea for much quicker setup and teardown and less crap to tangle the line on. I almost bought a Skykomish Sunrise before I bought my pram, but had difficulties with NFO that caused me to bail on the order. Nice guys, but they do have their problems with getting the boats out the door correctly (as evidenced by your first misshipment).
     
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    bigfun4me Team Infidel

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    I found the cargo net from my old car stretched across the tubes of my Northwest Express acted as a great line catcher. It might work on some of the new Scadden toys.
     
  3. Michael Nelson

    Michael Nelson Old And In The Way

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    I emailed NFO and they said their rectangular stripping apron will work on that boat. Not sure I see how, maybe by strapping it around the supports for the oarlocks.
     
  4. Michael Nelson

    Michael Nelson Old And In The Way

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    I ordered one of these with the stripping apron this morning. They said I'll have it next week.
     
  5. Bob Nix

    Bob Nix too much stuff to know

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    I really want mine back. I am not sure about the line problem. I am so new to fly fishing and never dealt with a pontoon or a tube so I may be ordering up the apron also. I am real anxious since the local rivers close tomorrow.
     
  6. Michael Nelson

    Michael Nelson Old And In The Way

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    They said they got 20 in yesterday. Makes me wonder "in from where?". I thought they made them right there in Utah.
     
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    You are going to love it. A few years ago I picked up a McKenzie Drifter for three (two sons). Then I got the model Scadden put out for one year before yours. Weighs about 20 pounds and fits in the trunk of most rental cars. Both are like sports cars. I am going to part with the McKenzie Drifter this year, but the Scadden boats are practical and a lot of fun. Sometimes Dave promotes his boats a little too much and does not pay attention to details. I had some problems with orders. Larry Tullis works there and can usually correct any ills if there is a problem and his attention to detail is great! Best of luck and if you are heading to the Yak let me know.
     
  8. Michael Nelson

    Michael Nelson Old And In The Way

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    They are definitely tiring to do business with. On two previous occasions I have been all ready to buy from them (once a Freestyle H3 and another time a Skykomish Sunrise) and both times I ended up bailing out due to the frustration of dealing with them. I am really hoping it goes smoothly this time. At least this time it has gotten far enough along that they now have my money. I haven't yet been able to get them to tell me when it will ship, although when I placed the order on the 17th they said I would receive it next week.

    We'll see.
     
  9. Michael Nelson

    Michael Nelson Old And In The Way

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    So much for the next week promise.

    I called them this morning, and they are out of the side pocket bags and the thing that goes across the front to rest your feet on, so they can't ship any boats until they receive those parts. Supposedly, that will be "maybe next Wednesday". I even offered to upgrade to the 10'6" Rampage, but they can't ship those either because they use the same parts.

    Starting to have that familiar feeling about NFO.
     
  10. Michael Nelson

    Michael Nelson Old And In The Way

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    The excitement never ends!

    Just got a call from Dave Scadden hisself. To make a long story short, I upgraded to the Rampage (1.5' longer, 4" wider, longer oars, dual air chamber pontoons instead of the single chamber ones on the Renegade), and Dave assured me that the parts are all there and they will ship out UPS today and will send me a tracking number.

    Got my fingers crossed!
     
  11. Bob Nix

    Bob Nix too much stuff to know

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    I'm still waiting, probably should have called them. You all know the squeaky wheel gets the grease. I'll call on Monday to see when it is on its way. All I need is a seat, pump and the red boat this time.
     
  12. Michael Nelson

    Michael Nelson Old And In The Way

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    I think it helps if you can talk to Dave. Nobody else there seems to care much, Dave wants to make stuff HAPPEN. Mine has been shipped according to UPS tracking number and should be here (San Francisco) this coming Tuesday.
     
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    I've dealt with Dave, Larry and Derek. They are all extremely helpful. They have always bent over backwards to help in anyway possible, with products and questiions and sharing knowledge. Great company and Really Really nice guys.
     
  14. Michael Nelson

    Michael Nelson Old And In The Way

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    Sorry for hijacking the thread. Any more about my boat will go into a new thread. Hope you really enjoy yours when it arrives!
     
  15. Craig Schulz

    Craig Schulz Midwest transplant, but taking root nicely....

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    I still have not seen mine from the initial order in January. Emailed and called with not response, they have the money as the credit card was charged! I'm half tempted to cancel the order all together! I'll let you know if I actually hear from them.