the Original pontoon boat...

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Greg Armstrong, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. Greg Armstrong

    Greg Armstrong OldRodsHaveMoreFun

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    I thought this might be of interest to some here...

    Old Pontoon Boat.jpg

    Union General Herman Haupt on the Potomic R. 1850's or early '60's.
     
  2. MarkY3130

    MarkY3130 Active Member

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    Wow! Thanks for posting that.
     
  3. ganglyangler

    ganglyangler Bird Dogs and Fly Rods

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    I like his casting platform. That is very cool!
     
  4. Yard Sale

    Yard Sale Huge Member

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    Looks more solid than some of the crap I see floating in the summertime!
     
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  5. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Even back then they had issues getting the correct oars shipped with your order......
     
  6. Patrick Allen

    Patrick Allen Active Member

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    Scadden just Rated it for class V Rapids:eek:
     
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  7. Bob Rankin

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

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    I call that a fish gitter!!!
     
  8. generic

    generic Justified

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    Isn't that the guy that escaped from Alcatraz?
     
  9. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    That dude was ahead of his time. If he only knew what kind of patent royalties he and his heirs missed out on, he'd probably die a second time. i wonder what the pontoon were made from -- look like compressed gas bottles?
     
  10. IveofIone

    IveofIone Active Member

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    That platform looks like the perfect place to nap while chironomid fishing.

    Ive
     
  11. Don Freeman

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    Looks like his boots make pretty good fins. Early Force technology