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Re: Mill Creek or Sea Isl
Posted by LeRoy on Nov 19, 2006
If you live within driving distance of CLC, I highly recommend you stop by and test both kayaks during one of their demo days before you make a decision.
While I was evaluating the Chester Yawl for use as a fly fishing boat, I was told that the SIS was aimed directly at the Florida fishing crowd. If you are happy sitting while fly fishing I would seriously consider the SIS because of its light weight and beautiful design, but only after you confirm it has the necessary stability to be used for fly fishing. I also watched and talked to a happy paddler testing one of the smaller MCs and it definitely had good stability, so I would recommend the MC 16.5 without hesitation.
Now if you want a light weight, small craft, designed specifically for fly fishing ó while standing! ó and donít mind building from scratch, I saw a canoe featured in WoodenBoat magazine (issue 180) called the Lutra Flyfisher. Itís obviously designed by someone who knows the difference between a double haul and a double hull.
By the way, if you love rowing like I do (and donít intend on standing), I would pick the Chester Yawl above them all!
Tight Lines, LeRoy
In Response to: Mill Creek or Sea Island? by phil on Nov 18, 2006