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Pontoon float fishing

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Been thinking about hitting the Yak in my pontton. I've never fished with my pontoon on moving water before and would like to know a few things. First, is the river technical in terms of rowing? I've white water rafted the white salmon before but that is the extent of my experience as far as paddling technique. Can a beginner float this river with relatively little experience? Also, what things should I bring along for the float aside from fly rod and flies and a PFD. Should I equip my toon with an anchor or a wind sock? Should I somehow attach my flyrod to me in case it falls in the water? Any recommendations on shuttle services?
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You may want to "fish on the move" but, have you considered what to do if you do hook up? Ya can't use the oars when you have a fish on and the fins just ain't gonna do it. In general, the toon is used to reach various bars / beaches on the river where you get out and fish.

Also, don't drop an anchor in moving water.......

Okay, Rick, so I'm a wuss when it comes to drifting and fishing on the fly. I only say that because I hooked a rather large, what turned out to be, white fish while drifting the Yak in a faster stretch of water. It was not easy manuvering with fins, to stay on course, and work the fish in and finally get it in the net. Just me, I guess.

You could have cast to the shore while wade fishing this weekend with that low water on the Met.

Did ya bust any birds?

At least you got a few.

Good luck in Montana and, safe travels to ya.
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