The fortune cookie has spoken.

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by DanielOcean, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. Supacash

    Supacash Active Member

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    I went for the PAC900, should be here in a couple weeks!
     
  2. wadin' boot

    wadin' boot Donny, you're out of your element...

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    Mr P is right, it says Boats. I suggest you buy her the other boat you were looking at. Maybe investing in body armor would be reasonable too...
     
  3. wadin' boot

    wadin' boot Donny, you're out of your element...

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  4. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    Fixed it for you :)
     
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  5. GAT

    GAT Dumbfounded

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    You know, it could mean you're going on a cruise and gawd only knows if the cruise ship will end up on fire, lacking toilets or on its side!
     
  6. Vladimir Steblina

    Vladimir Steblina Retired Forester...now fishing instead of working

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    Good choice.

    When I told my wife I was getting a PAC 9000 she asked why it was so expensive.

    Quality was my answer. At my advanced age, saving my butt has become a lot more expensive and important to me. She just stood there thinking and then asked if we still had life insurance on me. That cinched the deal when she found out I was worth more alive than dead to her.
     
  7. DanielOcean

    DanielOcean Steelhead Virgin

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    Thought about that. LOL
     
  8. Olive bugger

    Olive bugger Active Member

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    Maybe a Mediterranean cruse on an Italian liner? Or a Gulf of Mexico cruse with Carnival? How much fun can one have?
     
  9. Jim Paget

    Jim Paget Active Member

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    I had a friend who used to say that the secret to a successful marriage is to set the bar artificially low. Unfortunately his behavior passed under that bar.
     
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  10. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    I have rowed both of those boats in rivers, nice options. I have a few boats in my driveway, garage, shed and elsewhere, this is true. If there is any benefit in checking out boats that I have before you buy, let me know. I do not have a boat problem, except for the fact that the undisclosed number of boats that I have is too small!

    I think that going with a 9' boat is about the minimum if you intend on rowing rivers that get a bit splashy. 10' becomes better for those that get sketchy or technical. 9' is easily fin kicked allowing for hands fishing instead of rowing. 10' and larger may be too much craft mass to fin kick comfortably until you get used to it. I do have a 12' boat that allows me to sit very close to the water line to fin kick, then higher to row.

    There is no one perfect boat, your fortune did read BOATS!
     
  11. hookedonthefly

    hookedonthefly Active Member

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    "I had a friend who used to say that the secret to a successful marriage is to set the bar artificially low. Unfortunately his behavior passed under that bar. "

    Fine wine, flowers and paying attention to the important stuff might raise that artificially low bar to end up where it's all good. It remains all about communication. Changing the pitch of the roof on the remodel; now, that's a really low bar to compete with. Where's my cocktail.

    I digress...good choice on the boat, Daniel. It will serve you well. Stay safe out there.
    Cheers,
    Ed
     
  12. DanielOcean

    DanielOcean Steelhead Virgin

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    Your killin me Mr Call. I am so damn back and forth between the 10 ft and 9ft thing its not even funny. Really want to make sureni spend my money right.
     
  13. DanielOcean

    DanielOcean Steelhead Virgin

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    All I know is I will be on the skykomish yakima and maybe the skagit. Don't see myself ever going to the op with the boat.
     
  14. hookedonthefly

    hookedonthefly Active Member

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    I think you'll find the 10' is still way too small. 14'er with flyfishing frame or drift boat comes to mind.
     
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  15. DanielOcean

    DanielOcean Steelhead Virgin

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    Ed how about I give you my card number and u order whater you think I need and ill just be surprised when it gets delivered. Actually scratch that. I don't want to see a bayliner in my front yard.