Casting platforms

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing' started by MatthewAbbott, Dec 3, 2017.

  1. MatthewAbbott

    MatthewAbbott Active Member

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    I've been thinking about getting a casting platform for the boat (bt micro). What size and height do y'all prefer?

    Right now I use a 65qt rtic but it just seems too big. Might consider going to a 30-45qt for casting and fish when I keep them and putting drinks in the bait well.

    What's yalls thoughts?
     

  2. coconutgroves

    coconutgroves Well-Known Member

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    @MatthewAbbott - call Liz at Beavertail. They should have them pre fabbed for the Micro. My platform on the B2 is 15.5" high, 32" wide and 20" deep.
     
  3. MatthewAbbott

    MatthewAbbott Active Member

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    Thanks. I'll give her a call tomorrow. I didn't know if they made them to order with the boats or not. Doesn't hurt to call and ask though.
     
  4. coconutgroves

    coconutgroves Well-Known Member

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    Last time I checked on their options they were around $475 and that included the tie downs.
     
  5. lsunoe

    lsunoe Well-Known Member

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    I currently use a Yeti on my Gheenoe but I will be switching to a casting platform whenever I upgrade to a skiff.
     
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  6. permitchaser

    permitchaser I Love Skinny Water

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    A 35 Yeti with Kennedy ties downs are about $300
     
  7. el9surf

    el9surf Well-Known Member

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    Carbon Marine standard platform
     
  8. timogleason

    timogleason I Love microskiff.com!

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    BT - will sell you one designed for a Micro..
     
  9. MatthewAbbott

    MatthewAbbott Active Member

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    I called bt and talked to them. Don't think I'm going that route per their recommendation.
     
  10. Hunt and Fish SRQ

    Hunt and Fish SRQ I Love microskiff.com!

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    What did they reccomend? By the way I have a 45 yeti on my shadowcast and love it
     
  11. MatthewAbbott

    MatthewAbbott Active Member

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    She just said it would be much cheaper to have one made local as opposed to them shipping one to TX.
     
  12. Smackdaddy53

    Smackdaddy53 Zephyr Cove is on FIRE!

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    If you ever come up to POC give T-Tops and More a call. Craig Vossler is a great guy to work with and their shop does some of the best custom work I’ve seen around here for a reasonable price.
     
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  13. EvanHammer

    EvanHammer I Love microskiff.com!

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    Where in TX are you / is the skiff?
     
  14. coconutgroves

    coconutgroves Well-Known Member

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    @MatthewAbbott - try New Water's aluminum shop, Proline:

    http://www.prolinealum.com/page6/page12/page17/page17.html

    They are in south San Antonio. You may find someone going through there that can pick it up. Their work is great. I have a leaning post from them in my center console. I've also fished out there skiffs before as well. Top quality.

    Maybe BT can get you the specs and you check with Proline if they can fab it.
     
  15. MatthewAbbott

    MatthewAbbott Active Member

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    Houston area
     
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  17. texasag07

    texasag07 I Love microskiff.com!

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    Call angels fiberglass in League city and ask for Charlie. He does really good work.