got a new to me boat

Discussion in 'Virginia, Northern East Coast' started by yeffy, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. yeffy

    yeffy I Love microskiff.com!

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    bought a 96 hobie skiff yesterday, just waiting for the wind to die down so i can head out for stripers anybody have any luck lately? i know not a lot of northern guys on this site but im 30 minutes from the susky flats if anyone wants to fish im always looking for a fishing partner to share poling duties for striper and carp fishing. i only fly fish but if you spin or baitcast thats fine with me too.

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  2. WhiteDog70810

    WhiteDog70810 Mostly Harmless

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    Let me give you a hand... ...you cut a bracket off by accident...

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    Looks like a good set up. I have heard of those flats, but never been there yet.

    Nate
     

  3. yeffy

    yeffy I Love microskiff.com!

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    Thanks for fixing it for me. I played with those stupid pictures for an hour and then gave up. The flats are great 3 to 7 feet deep and hold stripers up to 50lbs in the spring. Don't go on a weekend it's a mad house. Did you ever finish your skiff?
     
  4. cutrunner

    cutrunner Cert. Yamaha technician

    Oh no you didnt!!!
    Haha just kidding.
    Perfection takes time right nate ;D
     
  5. WhiteDog70810

    WhiteDog70810 Mostly Harmless

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    Perfection? Even workboat finish is proving elusive right now.

    I am so close I can taste it, but I still am not done. I sometimes wonder if I self sabotage to avoid having to stare at it while I save up for a motor.

    Nate
     
  6. yeffy

    yeffy I Love microskiff.com!

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    What size motor are you looking for? I have a few small motors around the house.
     
  7. WhiteDog70810

    WhiteDog70810 Mostly Harmless

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    I'll probably start with a 9.8-9.9 HP MercHatSu and see how it works. If that proves to be too weak, I'll save my dryer and sofa change for a 20 HP Suzuki.

    Nate
     
  8. oysterbreath

    oysterbreath Well-Known Member

    Nate, man when I first saw this thread I thought YOU were the one who bought the boat. I was about to call you out! lol

    Jeff, that is a sweet boat you have there. So, since you fly fish for stripers what do you use? Sinking line on an 8wt? What flies?
     
  9. yeffy

    yeffy I Love microskiff.com!

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    In the spring when they're shallow I fish floaters usually between 8 and 10 weights depending on the size flies I'm throwing. When summer moves in ill go to full sinking 350 grain line. I like fishing ep flies and recently I've been using a fly developed for musky but stripers like them too. Ill put a pic up