Its been a while now. Have you enjoyed your kayak jfrench? Do you take it on lakes or rivers or both? The only time I've used a kayak, is in saltwater in the gulf and I loved it. Here in Colorado for freshwater (both on lakes and rivers) we use small individual pontoons or a driftboat. The pontoon is my favorite, since its more stable in moving water. However its not as portable as a kayak. I'm thinking of getting a kayak as well.
So if any of you have used all of the above, let me know what you prefer. We used to also have a river raft, but found it too cumbersome to transport. Plus my husband is an avid flyfisherman, so he doesn't just float the river, but fishes as well. In fact, has anyone tried those split tail kayaks, you know the ones made for fishing?
I've enjoyed my kyak very much. I've been kyaking lakes and ponds. It's getting cold now, but I'm still on the water. It is a simple kyak, no thrills. I've fished from it (both spin and fly fishing) no problems, and have packed it for full day excursions with lunch and camera in hand. It was the best purchase of '08 for me.
The first deer I shot, way back in 1958, was taken to the local meat shop and processed into steaks, roasts and some burger. Back then in that little Idaho town, when you took a deer into the butcher, you got the same deer back. Unfortunately, times have changed. The last time I took an animal to a butcher, in the mid 60's, I don't have a clue who's meat I got back, but I sure don't think it was mine. I ended up throwing the burger as it stunk the house up every time we...