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Old 08-16-2011, 02:43 PM
DBKSTONE2 DBKSTONE2 is offline
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Default New Clacka

I went to the fly fishing festival in Bristol, VA this past saturday. I had a great time and had a chance to look at a few boats. Clacka had a rep with a new boat to sell and he twisted my arm with show pricing and no shipping. I brought it home!!! I have wanted a drift boat for so long! I have not put it in the water yet. I have safety equipment on order, the insurance paper work completed and some rowing videos ready to go. I hate to admit it but I have never pulled the first oar on a drift boat. I know I have a lot to learn and I will be starting out on the Caney to cut my teeth and then I will work my way up to the clinch, SOHO, and Holston. I have seen Grandma's and small kids float the Caney in a canoe so I was thinking that I would be OK in a drift boat.

Any help or leads you guys/gals have on drift boat operation I would be very appreciative.

I AM SOOO EXCITED!!!!
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DBK
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Old 08-16-2011, 08:27 PM
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Drift boats are a great investment for sure. My Dad bought one back in September 2009, and we have loved it ever since. The best part is all the options it opens up to you. Also, you are now able to access parts of the river that most anglers cant. The Caney is about as easy as it gets when it comes to drifting a river. That's sort of where we learned, too. There are way more rivers in the southeast that you can drift than people realize. It's awesome! You're gonna love it!
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Old 08-16-2011, 09:45 PM
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clacka are a great boat wish i hadn't sold mine,just remember point the bow at what you want to avoid row back
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Old 08-16-2011, 09:54 PM
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I'm off work the next three days. Too bad the Caney will be pushing water most all day long.

Setting up the oars at the correct distance apart can make a lot of difference. Unfortunately I can't tell you what that distance is, everybody rows different.

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Old 08-16-2011, 10:36 PM
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just remember point the bow at what you want to avoid row back

in due time, don't wait til the last minute, it won't work Driftboat Strategies by Neele Streaks is a comprehensive read on rowing a drifter, i studied my copy well along with a friend that bought a drifter & learned to row it many moons ago.
The Caney is a cake walk compared to other rivers, the SoHO, Watauga, Hi & Clinch will eat your gelcoat for sure, just go on out & hit the side of it with a hammer & get it over with
I'm in my 3rd Clacka now, like billspey, should have never sold the first one, not to mention the 2nd i ordered new, i've rowed other's, i just like the Clack's.

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Old 08-17-2011, 09:08 AM
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You will never be the same. Which model did you drag home?
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:52 AM
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I went to the fly fishing festival in Bristol, VA this past saturday. I had a great time and had a chance to look at a few boats. Clacka had a rep with a new boat to sell and he twisted my arm with show pricing and no shipping. I brought it home!!! I have wanted a drift boat for so long! I have not put it in the water yet. I have safety equipment on order, the insurance paper work completed and some rowing videos ready to go. I hate to admit it but I have never pulled the first oar on a drift boat. I know I have a lot to learn and I will be starting out on the Caney to cut my teeth and then I will work my way up to the clinch, SOHO, and Holston. I have seen Grandma's and small kids float the Caney in a canoe so I was thinking that I would be OK in a drift boat.

Any help or leads you guys/gals have on drift boat operation I would be very appreciative.

I AM SOOO EXCITED!!!!
Thanks,

DBK

If you want company and someone to run a shuttle let me know. I've rowed the Caney a few times now and would be glad to row you down the river in your new boat...
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Old 08-17-2011, 11:46 AM
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You will never be the same. Which model did you drag home?
I took what he had. It is a 16 LP standard. I know the bench models are nicer but it was in Idaho falls, Idaho. I am just tickled it was green/sage/white and not pink/purple/mud brown. I would of hated to drag that home but I would have.
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Old 08-17-2011, 11:53 AM
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If you want company and someone to run a shuttle let me know. I've rowed the Caney a few times now and would be glad to row you down the river in your new boat...
Thanks David.

I have a number for Shuttle Caney Fork but are there any others? How does shuttling work? Does it make a difference in the process if there is only one fisherman. I can see where they would follow someone to the take out and relay the driver back but that only works with someone staying at the boat. Please explain to a newbie.
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Old 08-17-2011, 02:28 PM
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