Show Us Your Canoe and Kayak Pictures!

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by 2whlrcr, May 14, 2006.

  1. Dilligaf0220

    Dilligaf0220 Miserablist

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    A yak Rooster is on the bucket list.
    But what I'm saying is that there are scant few places where you can go from this:

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    Catching these:

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    Then be:

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    And end up with:

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    All I'm sayin'
    Nice Rooster btw.
  2. Dilligaf0220

    Dilligaf0220 Miserablist

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    What do you guys call that one?
    Funky looking fish, good'un.
  3. wizz

    wizz Up a creek......

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    You’re certainly free to think that and I doubt anything will change your mind, but there’s actually a lot of places like that and outperform it in both variety and size, and indeed when you get close to the coasts like here in NorCal, or the Pacific nw in general, you can go from beautiful Mountain lakes catching ditch pickles, trout and landlocked salmon to rivers fir steelhead and salmon to the ocean for 50+ different species of fish within 5 miles of the coast, which I consider reasonable kayak range, and that’s all within a 3 hour drive. And I don’t consider this the best place I’ve ever fished. It’s close
    Though.

    No doubt there’s some great fishing up there, and you should certainly enjoy it to it’s fullest, and if it suits you that’s great, but youre selling some pretty spectacular places way short.
  4. Anthiron

    Anthiron Adventurer

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    That's a Saratoga. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_saratoga

    Very bony but can be eaten and don't taste too bad. Best to gut, wrap in foil on hot coals. Then pick the flesh from the bones when its soft.
  5. Dilligaf0220

    Dilligaf0220 Miserablist

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    It looks like a cross between an Arapaima

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    And a Tarpon

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    Both are too boney for me to cook/clean/eat. But fun fighters that will bend a rod.
    Shit.....now I have a yak Saratoga on my bucket list...
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  6. Anthiron

    Anthiron Adventurer

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    Yep! that combo isnt far off on looks. Arapaima are actually closely related.
    They are a sucker for gold spinner baits and aren't too bad of a fighter. Will jump out of the water and put on a show.
  7. Dilligaf0220

    Dilligaf0220 Miserablist

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    That's funny, early trout season opened here last week.
    Hot bait has been a gold #2 Mepps Aglia. Only with more snow :D

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  8. Ixheimer

    Ixheimer Been here awhile

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    Plans for my build are from Bear Mountain Boats. Yacht designer Steve Killing was engaged to tweak the lines of the old design for modern strip/epoxy construction. A note in the plans says by moving mold stations 1" further apart you can stretch the boat to 16' without messing up the characteristics. Larger payload similar to Prospector. Mine is a 16 footer.
  9. Ixheimer

    Ixheimer Been here awhile

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    Thought this thread might be an appropriate one to post a couple of vintage videos on canoe paddling techniques. So not pictures but videos....
    This gentleman does some amazing things with a canoe.



    Here's a shortened version, excerpts from the longer one I think.

  10. 18415

    18415 Adventurer

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    The mighty Grumman 15' IMG_2656.JPG IMG_2657.JPG

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  11. Wreckchecker

    Wreckchecker Ungeneer to broked stuff.

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    Near Orrs Island, Maine in August
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  12. k7

    k7 Almost retired....tick..tick..tick..

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    More commonly called a "pirarucu" in Brazil. I've seen them in pens at two locations just off of the RIo Negro in the Amazon. Huge, magnificent fish - those scales are an inch or more in size.
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  13. MrBob

    MrBob Knee-jerk liberal

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  14. Anthiron

    Anthiron Adventurer

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    Brilliant photo! too bloody cold for my liking though.
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  15. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    I finally found some pictures of my Dad's homemade kayak that he made out of a parachute. He said someone he knew got drunk and jumped off his couch, while pulling the rip cord and yelling "cowabunga!!!" Whith no knowledge of how to repack it, he gave it to my Dad.

    This is me in about 1974 during construction.
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    My Dad and his best friend each built one. My Dad used the orange half of the parachute on his, while the other guy used the yellow half. Their wives painted the name of each boat.
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    My parents had only one vehicle in those days: a 1968 VW Beetle. Load it up!
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    The whole point of this build was to compete in some sort of race in Minnesota. Here he is sporting the race numbers.
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    My Dad passed away last year. The boat still hangs in the garage next to my brother's snowboards. It has been about 18 years since I've paddled this thing. I gave the skin a little poke, and it still feels pretty pliable. I will probably take it out this Spring. Yeah, those are VW seatbelts holding it in the rafters. :lol3
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    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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    Great memories! Great story!