If fishing inland still waters is your aim, then a fly fishing pontoon boat is an option for a number of reasons - not least being the fact that many of these boats can be thrown in the back of your SUV or pickup with little fuss or effort.
And sitting comfortably in a swivel chair on your floats, you will see things you never see from inside a boat - which is just as well, because the wind will tug at your higher profile, so it's best to keep a good lookout to see where you may be inadvertently heading...
While there's a wide fly fishing pontoon boat range out there, these boats are generally know for being low cost and low maintenance. However, as with just about any product of this kind, adding a few accessories can easily push up the costs dramatically!
How do you decide if a fly fishing pontoon boat is what you need? Well, if you're planning to fish the slow moving rivers and lakes, then you're on the right track with a pontoon boat.
Other than catarafts with their segmented, gradually curved hulls, these craft have rocker-type hulls which have less hull in the water per foot of tube. This generally makes them lacking in the stability needed for whitewater maneuvering.
However, the rocker shape of these hulls has the benefit that a fly fishing pontoon boat can turn on a dime, making them ideal for quickly shifting around your fishing hole, and for narrow rivers where you often need to turn rapidly and effortlessly.
If you're mostly fishing alone, there might be no need for anything else than a fly fishing pontoon boat with a good reputation, such as a single person Buck's Bag Bronco.
The Bronco has been used by anglers for years, ever since this craft started the pontoon boat craze in the 1990's, and it is considered a very good single person fishing craft that can easily run you for many miles from one river fishing hole to the next.
These type of boats can often also be fitted with a frame for an electric or small gas trolling motor, and the craft is easily transportable on your pickup or even your cartop.
One of the more inexpensive models if you're looking for a budget fly fishing pontoon boat for sale is the Cimarron (pictured). It is a fast 8' pontoon boat which is great for fishing in lakes and still water.
It sports a padded seat and backrest which conform to the body, and a rigid metal seat frame with a tall backrest for extra comfort and rowing leverage. The foot rests can adjust to any length leg.
Pontoon boats have come a long way in the last ten years, with a number of developments and refinements in the comfort, safety and practicality of these little craft. So if you're itching to get rocking, a fly fishing pontoon boat may be just the way to go...