Some of My Best Friends Own Bigger Boats

December 17, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

I’m sure I’m not the only person to see the irony in more and more fly fishers choosing to use more seaworthy boats as flats skiffs. After all, the original “shallow water” skiff was typically a tank, beamy and with a flattened keel. And I’ve never heard anyone say that they needed 3 boats to handle all of their fishing, but I have yet to see a single boat that does it all, both providing a great ride in rough weather and letting me chase fish with a pushpole. Still everyone seems to need to learn this lesson first-hand. Tommy Thompson writes about two different personal choices in “flats skiffs” in Florida Sportsman.