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Old 07-22-2016   #21
 
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The RMR storm or hyside min max are the best for your uses. I'd love to have either. I fish out of my 14ft raft by myself plenty....it's easier than fishing out of my duckies.

Fishing out of cats suck, ESPECIALLY flyfishing...I don't know why people suggest it. None of the fishing guides I know even keep one in their commercial quiver ....there's a reason EVERY commercial fishing outfit I've EVER seen fish out of rafts and driftboats.
I agree. I use to have a two man cat. Heavy, lack of room. Learn that lesson.

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Fishing out of cats suck, ESPECIALLY flyfishing...I don't know why people suggest it. None of the fishing guides I know even keep one in their commercial quiver ....there's a reason EVERY commercial fishing outfit I've EVER seen fish out of rafts and driftboats.
Fish out of a properly rigged cat and you'll change your mind. My 14' Sotar can be rigged for solo or for two. Stable, rows much better than a raft, straddles rocks at low water and easier to dislodge when you do get stuck. Rigged solo, it weighs about 80 lbs and rows like a feather, floats really shallow too.



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Old 07-22-2016   #23
 
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Whoa
I took a look at the Aire "Trib" (had to do some searching to figure out what that was). That 9'8" Tributary looks like what I am looking for. 70 pounds- check, urethane- check, 4 chambers- nice. Looks like a nice raft. I'm a novice, so now learning about fishing frames to put on it is going to be steep learning curve as well.

Sorry for the delay- Heres a few pics that I could find. The first is a
Minimax and the second is a tributary 9.5 I built for a buddy.
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Sorry for the delay- Heres a few pics that I could find. The first is a
Minimax and the second is a tributary 9.5 I built for a buddy.
That first photo looks like a MiniMe not the longer MiniMax that is 10.5 ft. I could be mistaken. Nice setup though.
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Nope mini max. 10.5. Might look different because it's the rio bravo (Chinese factory vs Korean) version. When they first came out (believe that one was a
'10) they were made in the Chinese factory. The earliest ones (~2008?) had some qc problems the later ones were pretty good. Korean is undoubtedly better.
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Here's what I came up with after all those little boats- super fun to r2, and row whitewater, but for fishing, I'm too fat and so are my fishing buddies. The little boats are fun when set up for white water. But with my 260# and a 200# fishing buddy (any fly-fisherman worth his salt is somewhat to grossly overweight) not so fun. While I did fish some remote rivers, 95% of the time I would have been happier in a bigger raft. One time in the San Juan I couldn't keep up with my buddies 100# wife rowing a 13' otter. We was drafting mighty low.
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