Fly Fishing Boats
Every year I have different lists that I create for the New Year. I have my goals list, to do list, and my wants list. As I compiled my wants list, something stood out more than the other; a Fly Fishing Boat. I say fly fishing boat because i am debating between a Drift Boat and a Skiff. Actually, I am pretty sure I have my mind made up on whether I want a Drift Boat or a Skiff. I am heavily leaning toward a skiff. However, I became really curious to see what other fly fisherman’s opinions would be on the matter.
To be honest, I really couldn’t speak intelligently enough about why a Skiff is better than a Drift Boat, but I have rowed and fished both boats and the skiff to me just seemed to ‘feel’ better. And for me, fly fishing is a lot about how I feel about my gear/equipment.
A Skiff seems to sit higher in the water, go over rocks more smoothly and it seems easier to navigate. Drift boats seem heavier and not as functional, but that could be due to the time I’ve spent rowing the Big Easy’s (fellow frenzier Dave) boat.
I am particular to the Skiffs that Premier Fly Fishing kicks out. The X-13 and X-9 are pretty dope and I know the owner of those, Royce Klingler, and that guy is all about making the boats functional for the fly fisherman.
Here is a sweet little video about the Skiff: