Overview folder Beavertail folder Honky-Dory folder Buffalo-Boat folder Dayak folder Whale Rider folder Drift-boat-info folder Flies Flures Lures folder Oar locks and Anchor systems What-you-get.htm folder Blog Stitch-and-Glue.htm index.htm
Deck DonutThe deck donut--now bottom side up, getting a bit of fiberglass reinforcement. The rest of the deck will hinge up and down onto this perimeter, over the seat wells and over a 2" inch thick foam gasket.
Bill fishThat's my buddy Bill yesterday, catching a small cutthroat on a home made bamboo fly rod. Bill gets $2500 each for his rods and his orders are a year out right now. This one's 5wt. Damn nice rod. It almost casts itself, and you can reach out to 60' feet if you want. No problem.
In late summer when the fishing is slow many resort to beetles and tiny hoppers. I like big hoppers, even in late summer. For streamers on the other hand, at least when it's bright and hot I like small. This one is tied on a #14 wet fly hook.
Keep it simple stupid? I used to put a wing cover and fancy kicker legs on my foam hoppers. But any overlay wing cover makes the fly harder to cast without any benefit, other than appearance to human eyes. So too for the kicker legs. These guys float forever and last for several seasons--if you don't snag them on a branch. And they catch all species of fish in hopper season. I've even caught channel catfish on these guys. I want to try them for bonefish someday.
More simpler is more better.
Gray or tan on bottom for the fish. Bright yellow on top for sight deprived geezers. Older (move down)
What you get for $30 dollars is a passwordThere are a lot public, free-for-all pages here at Montana Riverboats. What is for sale is a password granting access to blocks of HTML pages, diagrams, images and step-by-step instructions for building three different boats.
The only pages that do prompt for a password have the characters 'Ebook' or 'Diagrams' in the text of the link. The password protected pages are all in epub format, which means they look like like electronic book pages read in a Kindle, Barnes and Noble Mobi or Googe Playbooks ebook.
I used to sell real paper blueprints paried with a ring-bound manual. Others still do that, for prices ranging from $150 dollars and up, for only one boat at a time..
From Montana Riverboats you get a password for $30 dollars, granting online acccess to three different boats coming as five individual plan sets, if you count the bigger and smaller size options available for the Beavertail and the Honky Dory. There is even a fourth not-yet completed plan set (the Dayak) thrown in for free. Buy a password. Look things over.
Note too: The forum is a separate password. You have to create your own forum password by navigating to the forum and clicking the "Login or Register" button. The following is an example of a link that does prompt for a $30 dollar password:
Ask for a refund if you have buyer's remorse. I'm easy. I don't need a reason. Just a request. Good luck. Sandy.