We have on occassion met some really great people here at IBC in our day to day operations, and Mr. Black is no exception.
Mr. Black, maker of fine fishing rods and accessories was kind enough to post some pics on our Facebook page which we promptly snatched and put up here.
Customers and looky loos always ask if you can fish out of inflatable boats, the answer is a definite yes.
In fact it’s probably one of the best kept secrets in fishing.
The go anywhere and do anything capabilities of modern inflatables really take the angler to the spots where others simply cannot get to.They are quieter, (especially so by the addition of SeaDek), more buoyant and carry more than hard boats, they are packable into remote locations, and last but not least infinitely more stable in any water conditions than hard boats. I definitely fish out of my C4 Commando, much to the dismay of my fellow boaters I might add. I will raft up to them in their aluminum boats or bass boats and tag out in minutes using the same tackle and rods in the same water!
Now that the secret is getting out to the next generation of boaters you’ll likely see more people fishing out of inflatables, until then enjoy Mr. Black’s photos
People in the NW where I live always ask me about “deadheads” or logs in the river wrecking my inflatable boat. Well recently I had the opportunity to prove what I’ve been saying for awhile now….”You just don’t see damage like a fiberglass,wood, or aluminum hulled boat.” Look there has to be a reason 99.9% of all rescue boats are inflatable, they are lighter,faster,and more robust to what nature throws at them than that of a solid boat. In the video I’ve embedded here, you’ll see Adam and myself go by a U.S. Coast Guard boat while on plane then promptly hit a large log!! We were much more worried about the motor than the boat, and once we discovered we still had a lower unit it was back to the races. Being dressed as Santa Claus means we were on a mission and that mission can’t be scrubbed because of a sinker or a deadhead.
Enjoy the video and boat in complete confidence with an inflatable boat.