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Old 06-29-2020, 09:59 PM
fishpro fishpro is offline
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Default Ultralight Pack Rafts

Does anyone here have any experience using ultralight pack rafts?* I'm thinking of picking one up for alpine lakes (lighter than carrying in a float tube, waders, flippers, etc.).* I've heard decent things about the Klymit Litewater Dinghy, but have also heard that it tends to take on a bit of water.

If so, what have you used?* Also, are there any available locally?
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Old 06-30-2020, 09:00 AM
ecsuplander ecsuplander is offline
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Old 07-16-2020, 01:28 PM
ratliw ratliw is offline
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I have Alpaca packrafts. They are light, high end, and are expensive. They are wonderful for getting to the back end of alpine lakes, way farther than you could ever kick to on a float tube. Fast enough to paddle that you can chase down risers, or position yourself for visible fish. Not nearly as nice a fishing platform as a float tube though - they swing in the wind a lot. I use a cloth bag on a light rope as a bit of a sea anchor, or actually anchor with a rock in a bag. Boat, paddle, CO2 cartridge vest, gear, and pack are barely over 20 pounds.
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Old 07-16-2020, 07:56 PM
wind drift wind drift is offline
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I have that Klymit dinghy. Wouldn’t call it a fishing boat. More like a PFD for me and my pack on a forced portage. Beats swimming, but not by a bunch.

I’m not a large human; full sized versions will be less dry.
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