Driftboat Build Finished

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Joshw, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. Joshw

    Joshw Tamer of Trouts

    Cross posted from the watercraft section...finally finished the boat build tonight. Planning on testing it out at a local lake tomorrow and then hopefully hit the Yellowstone or Madison next weekend. It has been quite a process but I am pleased with the results!



  2. Wet Wade

    Wet Wade New Member

    Hell yeah! Great job man, just in time for the Salmonflies. Maiden voyage at Hyalite? It's really full right now and is fishing good around the dam.
  3. Wayne Kohan

    Wayne Kohan fish-ician

    Beautiful boat. Almost too pretty to put in the water and muck it up.

  4. IveofIone

    IveofIone Active Member


  5. Big Tuna

    Big Tuna Member

    Niiiiiiiiiice! Love those wood drift boats.
  6. bitterroot

    bitterroot Love vintage graphite!

    Wow! Job well done! Now that you have all this free time can you build me one?
    Enjoy it man!
  7. Guy Gregory

    Guy Gregory Active Member

    Sweet. Nice job.
  8. Chester Allen

    Chester Allen Fishing addict and scribbler

    Beautiful boat -- I bet it rows like a dream.

    Someday, I'm going to put my Clack into the garage and build a wood boat...
  9. David Loy

    David Loy Senior Moment

    Nice looking boat. Wood on water, good works.
  10. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

    That's the worst looking job I've ever seen. My son is in woodshop for his first year and could've done a better damned job then that. Josh, I'm sorry to say, you just need to GIVE me that boat so I can park it in my garage so nobody sees it. I'll even be kind and come pick it up from you so you don't have to drive with it behind your vehicle.



    Sweet job. She's a beauty. Had to razz you. But you did a great job. You'll turn some heads for sure.
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  11. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

    Great job! Excellent. Good for you! :thumb:
  12. Joshw

    Joshw Tamer of Trouts

    I took the boat up to Hyalite Lake to row around a bit and it sure does row nice. I have had two framed wooden boats and one Hyde and this one feels really awesome compared to the other three. The true test will be a river which will be next week. The dry storage that I built in kicks ass I had quite a rain storm move through today and everything I brought was nice and dry and nothing was floating around the bottom of the boat which is what I disliked most about my other boats...just nowhere to store anything. I will probably have to adjust my rowers seat about an inch up other than that everything work out great. Below are some pics from today.



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  13. EasyE

    EasyE Member

    That is one sweet looking boat. Great job man! Enjoy the heck out of it.
  14. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

    Bitchen job, Josh!! I'd be happy to store it at my place as long as I could borrow it when you're not usin` it!! Of course, the commute would be a little long.......
  15. That is an absolute work of art.. Incredible..
  16. jcnewbie

    jcnewbie Member


    When do the "free demo" rides commence.....? :rolleyes:

    .......Should we bring "poles" too...just in case?:eek:

  17. Joshw

    Joshw Tamer of Trouts

    Thanks guys...appreciate the compliments. :thumb:

  18. c1eddy

    c1eddy Member

    That is one gorgeous boat. Nice work!
  19. Lee Isaak

    Lee Isaak New Member

    What boat is this and where can I get the plans?
  20. Olive bugger

    Olive bugger Active Member

    Wish I had talent like that. Great job. Beautimus boat.