Thomas & Thomas
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 12 of 20
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    26
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    Chats
    0
    Groans
    0
    Groaned 0 Times in 0 Posts


    pontoon boat fly fishing ??

    where are their some good places to fly fish with a pontoon boat?? rivers lakes?? bamboozle chime in if u want,thanks all


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Bergen Cty
    Posts
    334
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    9
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1
    Thanked in
    1 Post
    Chats
    0
    Groans
    0
    Groaned 1 Time in 1 Post


    Re: pontoon boat fly fishing ??

    What type of pontoon boat? The inflatable type or the party barge type?


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    26
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    Chats
    0
    Groans
    0
    Groaned 0 Times in 0 Posts


    Re: pontoon boat fly fishing ??

    oh im sorry,the single person ,inflatable,fly fishing pontoon


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Bergen Cty
    Posts
    334
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    9
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1
    Thanked in
    1 Post
    Chats
    0
    Groans
    0
    Groaned 1 Time in 1 Post


    Re: pontoon boat fly fishing ??

    The big D is always good. I saw a few guys in Aeroflex this year in tubes. I know a few people who go to Green Turtle Pond in Hewitt.

    Jeremy


  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Morris County
    Posts
    526
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    Chats
    0
    Groans
    0
    Groaned 0 Times in 0 Posts


    Re: pontoon boat fly fishing ??

    I've had a JW Outfitters Renage since 97, have used it on the East and West Branches of the Delaware, and the main stem up at Delaware Family Campground and around Narrowsburg for smallmouth. Biggest problem is the canoe rental companies wouldn't transport them.

    Lake Musconetcong, Twin Lakes in Andover and Quick Lake WMA have been good as has White Lake WMA. Splitrock was ng as I got blown all over the place, need an electric motor for that one.


  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Pompton Lakes
    Posts
    257
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    Chats
    0
    Groans
    0
    Groaned 0 Times in 0 Posts


    Re: pontoon boat fly fishing ??

    Quote Originally Posted by Fly Guy View Post
    The big D is always good. I saw a few guys in Aeroflex this year in tubes. I know a few people who go to Green Turtle Pond in Hewitt.

    Jeremy
    I have fished Green Turtle Pond on a flat back canoe and caught some good trout. It is also a beautiful place. Watch out for the bears i have seen one 3 out of the 4 times i have gone fishing there. Good luck.


  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Missoula, MT
    Posts
    1,208
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    266
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    111
    Thanked in
    82 Posts
    Chats
    0
    Groans
    3
    Groaned 0 Times in 0 Posts


    Re: pontoon boat fly fishing ??

    For what it's worth, I've seen pontoon boats on big, fast steelhead rivers out West. They look pretty stable.


  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Lehighton, Pennsylvania
    Posts
    1,088
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    Chats
    0
    Groans
    0
    Groaned 0 Times in 0 Posts


    Re: pontoon boat fly fishing ??

    Quote Originally Posted by genzod View Post
    where are their some good places to fly fish with a pontoon boat?? rivers lakes?? bamboozle chime in if u want,thanks all
    I have now have two 1-man pontoon boats from Creek Company, I use them in the Delaware and Lehigh Rivers, as well as lakes and ponds. They are fun to fish out of, especially floating down a river. I even upgraded the pontoon covers for one my boats with heavy duty PVC, makes them a little more rugged for sharper rocks, etc. You can get a decent boat, certainly good for most of the Delaware and Lehigh (except the gorge), for between $200-$400 and on up. Very easy to setup and takedown and fit in a car, etc. Dave Scadden boats are the best, and built for the heaviest rivers, and start at near $1000 and go up from there.

    Next, I want to get a 2 or 3-man pontoon boat, and a trailer. A friend of mine, who fishes all over North America and has been a guide, has Scadden 3-man and it's a blast to float and fish out of for smallies on the middle Delaware River.

    TU Life Member, Forks of the Delaware Chapter

    NRA Life Member

    "Where the air's a little cleaner, the trees a little greener and the road don't go through your town."

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    558
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    319
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    164
    Thanked in
    93 Posts
    Chats
    0
    Groans
    0
    Groaned 0 Times in 0 Posts


    Re: pontoon boat fly fishing ??

    Why would you get a 3 man pontoon boat rather than a drift boat? Not being a smartass, just curious.


  10. #10
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Lehighton, Pennsylvania
    Posts
    1,088
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    Chats
    0
    Groans
    0
    Groaned 0 Times in 0 Posts


    Re: pontoon boat fly fishing ??

    Quote Originally Posted by gadfly View Post
    Why would you get a 3 man pontoon boat rather than a drift boat? Not being a smartass, just curious.
    Why would you get driftboat rather than a 3-man pontoon boat?

    Personal choice I guess, I like floating and fishing from the pontoon boats a little more than the driftboats, and a bit more verstility than the latter as well.

    TU Life Member, Forks of the Delaware Chapter

    NRA Life Member

    "Where the air's a little cleaner, the trees a little greener and the road don't go through your town."

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Morris County
    Posts
    526
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    Chats
    0
    Groans
    0
    Groaned 0 Times in 0 Posts


    Re: pontoon boat fly fishing ??

    Mine goes into the pickup in the late spring, takes only a few miutes to pump the pontoons up, and the bed has a cover.

    The one thing you don't want to do is keep the pontoons pumped and stored in the sun as they will expand and this could blow the blatters.

    I had two blatters replaced by Scientific Anglers (who purchased JW OUTFIITERS) and got the lasts ones in stock. The stopped making the boats, so if these go I'll be investing in a new boat!!

    If you get one besure it has an intergrated anchor system, mine doesn't.


  12. #12
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    558
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    319
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    164
    Thanked in
    93 Posts
    Chats
    0
    Groans
    0
    Groaned 0 Times in 0 Posts


    Re: pontoon boat fly fishing ??

    Having never fished from a pontoon, I'm not very qualified to argue one way or the other. But my impression is that a drift boat would be more comfortable to spend the day in - easier to get up and move around, follow a fish to the other side of the boat, etc. Don't get me wrong, I'd be happy to have either one.


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Thread Participants: 9

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •