2014 – How the Ship Hit The Fan – Of Friends and Skiffs

| January 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

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ON THE PUSH POLE
FLY FISHING CULTURE ON THE SKIDS

We can all catch fevers from time-to-time. I’m no different than anyone else, and even if I eat a great big orange from the Rio Grande Valley, tree ripened mind you, I can still get that hot forehead.

Last year the fever was on for a new flats skiff. It is an idea that has been around for awhile: Take a saltwater technical poling skiff, prepare it accordingly, and launch it against our main fly fishing challenge here in North Texas – common carp on the fly. Needing a skiff, but lacking the instant funds, it lead to striking a bad deal with one 

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Nevertheless, I will keep you posted on what’s happening in the skiff journey, and what I find out that can save you some serious time and money if you are thinking about buying a skiff. First advice: Go it alone. Don’t try the partner route no matter how much boat two people can afford. Go     it      alone.

LAKE RAY ROBERTS CURRENT LAKE LEVEL – -8.01

+Shannon Drawe
+Texas Fly Caster

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Category: Adventure, Backcasting, Culture on the Skids, Flats Boats

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