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  • Go To: THE FLIES OF YELLOWSTONE
  • Go To: YELLOWSTONE FISHING WEATHER
  • Go To: YELLOWSTONE FLY FISHING MAPS
  • Visit: Moldy Chum
  • Visit: The Horse's Mouth
  • Visit: Chi Wulff
  • Visit: Parks' Fly Shop
  • Visit: Montana Cowgirl
  • Wednesday, June 14, 2006

    Just Outside Yellowstone National Park

    BIG WATER FISHING?
    Need A Boat?
    try these!


    <<- photo courtesy of Jason Cajune

    -- Although we prefer the Wade vs. Row approach to fly fishing; there are times . . . . . . . . . .There are some real advantages to fishing big water from a boat. You enjoy a nice ride with a competent guide, (what? . . row at my age?) You see a lot of the river. You see a lot of nice scenery from a different perspective. You get to cherry-pick the best holes and runs. And, .. if the boat is well designed; you get to have a stable platform. When you visit Yellowstone Country, try fishing just outside the park if you have the time.
    -- That’s where this brief post comes in. Lighter, stronger, less ‘corky,’ and beautiful; what’s not to like? Montana Boatbuilders in Livingston, Montana has the premier drift boat on the big waters of Montana, and many other states as well. They produce a full line of drift boats and duck boats.
    -- Steam-bent oak, rope seats, knee locks, dry storage and kevlar — What? . . . KEVLAR? Yes-siree-Martha the best of all known worlds is incorporated into these boats. They are pure beauty and function, combined. Even Cadillac wishes they could do as well.
    -- Starting in a Whitefish, Montana garage 10 years ago, Jason Cajune and his wife Vedra have built a business based on innovation, craftsmanship, and customer satisfaction. The company was recently featured in an article in the Redding News.
    -- If you are handy with common hand tools you can build a boat from a kit. If you are skilled you can buy the plans and a complete materials list along with tips and tricks. The “Freestone Classic” is a boat that makes both guides and fisher folk drool. We, however, like the design of the “Recurve” model, shown above. It solves many problems that are inherent in the classic design. Visit their web site and take a gander at the future of drift boats. — Or was it Roe vs. Wade?