The Ultimate Fly Fishing Vehicle?

#46
I really hope the Grand Vitara vote was a joke. Nothing better than an XJ... My 97 will go anywhere, haul anything, is big enough to sleep in, turns around easily anywhere, and has made it from New Hampshire to the Arctic Ocean (Deadhorse anyway) via South Carolina... Even though it's an American POS, it's a JEEP, and quite a few steps up the ladder from all the other Chrysler products... By the way -- that Maxi is awesome, and there's no knockin' Chris' bike either, plus just about every one of my friends drive a little ass Toyota or a Subaru, and they do go forever...
 

seatownbrock

Still in the 206.....
#47
Nothing unorthodox about a KLR to me! I use mine to go fishin all the time. I would also disagree that it is a "poor man's f650,". I rode both, could afford both, but settled on the KLR out of simplicity.

The new 1200 adventure sure makes me drool though.... :eek:

This summer we should have a ride/camp/fishing trip with all the bike geeks on here.

Here is my ride, somewhere on the long road to AK.:beer2:

 
#48
cuponoodle breakfast said:
Toyotas are not for people over 6' tall or people with back problems. They're too small and the seats suck. Before I got rid of mine I could barely get in and out. My new vote is for anything comfortable, like the F-150 I drive now.
I can't agree more, my damn Nissan Pathfinder was the same way, I to like my F-150.

And watch out for Jim complaining about bringing up old posts :rofl:
 

chadk

Be the guide...
#50
QHays said:
haul anything, is big enough to sleep in, ..
Haul anything?? Oh, you mean anything that is small :p

Big enough to sleep in? Maybe if you're david spade or something :cool:



The all around 'ultimate' rig needs to have it's qualifications narrowed down:

1) you can't worry about it being broken into or vandelized while you are fishing
2) is has to do at least some moderate offroad duty
3) decent gas milage
4) room for your buddies
5) able to haul at least a drift boat and your buddies over the pass
6) others??
 

papafsh

Piscatorial predilection
#51
This works just fine for me. An oldie but a goody 1995. Fully loaded and comfortable, big enough to carry everything I need, and more than ample for sleeping in. V6 gets good mileage, and 4x4 will get me there.

Best of all it's paid for, in fact was a gift from my youngest son, who drove it here from Oklahoma at Christmas. It's drive train has been completely rebuilt, new tires brakes and shocks, transfer case, engine and trans, so it's like new.

First one to recognize the location I took the pic's at, wins a sclupin fly! and notice the WFF fish logo already attached in the rear window.

LB
 

papafsh

Piscatorial predilection
#53
That Earth Roamer is a sweet package, but at $228,426.00 fully equiped, it's a lottery winning dream for me. Man it is nice though.

LB
 

Old Man

Just an Old Man
#54
papafsh said:
This works just fine for me. An oldie but a goody 1995. Fully loaded and comfortable, big enough to carry everything I need, and more than ample for sleeping in. V6 gets good mileage, and 4x4 will get me there.

Best of all it's paid for, in fact was a gift from my youngest son, who drove it here from Oklahoma at Christmas. It's drive train has been completely rebuilt, new tires brakes and shocks, transfer case, engine and trans, so it's like new.

First one to recognize the location I took the pic's at, wins a sclupin fly! and notice the WFF fish logo already attached in the rear window.

LB
This is easy. Boy's and Girl's club in Sultan.:p :p :p :p :p :p :p :p :p

Jim
 
#55
That Dodge sprinter would get blown all over the place when the wind blows.

Personally, for about 10G's a mid-90's suburban or an expedition is nice, you can comofortably sleep in the back and pull a lot of junk with it. Gas mileage isn't the best though, and you've got to look around to find one that's reliable.

I love my pathfinder for driving my drift boat and raft around but it's too small to sleep in I have to tent it for now.

-John
 
#60
I've got a 1994 Ford Taurus. its a good fly fishing rig because
1. I can take up to 5 friends with me
2. there is enough room in the trunk to carry supplies for a 4 day trip no problem.
3. if i can fit my 8' rod in it with out breaking it down.
4. V6 deacent gas milage and enough power
5. It hasn't gotten stuck yet. Knock on wood.
6. It's crappy enough that no one is going to waste their time stealing it.
7. Back seat is big enough to sleep on.
8. IT WAS FREE.
When i get some money i'm going to be looking for a early 90s ford ranger but this works for now.