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Old 04-19-2002, 09:33 AM
swflyfisher swflyfisher is offline
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You don't get off that easy...I'm lookin' for a report to get us all JUMP STARTED !!!
Pungo stability/maneuverability/comfort etc?! Flys? Line? Gear? Fish from the boat or access a secluded wade spot? Solitude or in a gaggle?

The Pungo is very stable.. i am 6'1 , 225 and plenty of room... although need to figure out a better way to store my spinning rod (didnt install a rod holder til i actually got some on the water experience) which I stored in the cockpit with me, the penn reel kind of got in the way and was uncomfortable. I also purchased the half work deck cockpit cover(no longer available as the manufacturer is in a patent fight), works neat. I used my orvis 9 foot, 9wt flyrod with intermediate line, a 9 foot 12 lb looped leader(Hey i am an optimist) and a white deceiver that I tied. Had no problem casting in the pungo and was able to strip line onto my lap. By accident i was moving backward to return to the spot i was catching fish, had cast out my fly and holding the rod between my legs trolling the fly. Actually caught the biggest fish of the day that way, about 20 inches. Flyfished from the pungo the whole time. I was in estuary type water in a cove off of the main harbor. I have to say the new seat in the pungo is great and highly recommended. I was able to adjust the back and thigh cushions on the fly.
The pungo tracks well even in a slight wind. I am pleased with my purchase.

I purchased mine at the Sakonnet Boat House in Tiverton, RI the people there were helpful, knowledgeable and was able to get the winter boat show discount as i purchased a boat in stock.

Tight lines
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