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Bobby Bower is here from Rocky Mountain Rafts to share some tips on choosing an inflatable raft for fishing. We find out why a drop-stitch floor can be helpful for fishing if you want to avoid a frame.
Bobby also talks about which boat is best if you don’t have a trailer and want to throw the boat on top of the car. RMR is also working on a new inflatable standing platform for their fishing boat so there should be some great things to see this year.
Show Notes: Tips on Choosing an Inflatable Raft with Bobby Bower
06:30- Dave Whitlock was on the podcast in episode 160. Dave was a big influence for Bobby in his fly fishing career.
15:30 – NRS, Aire and Maravia are all big raft companies out there. We talk about how competitive the space is and how Rocky Mountain has founder their niche.
15:40 – The RMR Storm is a killer boat for fishing. It’s small enough to get two guys down the river and super portable.
17:30 – The Drop Stitch floor is a great feature for fly fishing. Here’s the 14′ drop stitch raft that has enough room for your largest trips.
27:35 – We talked about the fishing frame and some new ideas for the frames. Bobby noted the new frames that will be out very soon with a focus on weight.
46:00 – FB has a number of good groups to help with rafts
49:50 – The New River is a great smallmouth fishery. Here’s a link to the park.
Conclusion: Inflatable Raft for Fishing with Bobby Bower
Bobby Bower from Rocky Mountain Rafts is on the podcast to share some tips on choosing an inflatable boat for Fishing. Bobby has a huge passion dfoe boats and today shares some stories from his home town near the New River.