Fishnhunt New Zealands main hunting and Fishing Forum. millions of posts on fishing and hunting, dogs, 4x4 vehicles, outdoors and much more Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register
Page Index Toggle Pages: 1 Send TopicPrint
Normal Topic Packrafts for fishing and hunting (Read 854 times)
poodle
Full Member
Donor Member
***
Offline


meat is murder, tasty
tasty murder.

Posts: 139
Location: warrington, dunedin.
Joined: Sep 12th, 2013
Gender: Male
Packrafts for fishing and hunting
Mar 5th, 2018 at 1:06pm
Print Post  
Has anyone used one of these and how did you find it to use?
  
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
Baz
Forum Font
*****
Offline


I Love The FishNhunt Forum

Posts: 1576
Location: Gisborne
Joined: Nov 9th, 2006
Gender: Male
Re: Packrafts for fishing and hunting
Reply #1 - Mar 5th, 2018 at 1:23pm
Print Post  
G'day poodle.
TroutboyNZ has experience with pack rafts-no doubt he will supply you with some info shortly.
Or try here.
http://www.fishnhunt.co.nz/forum/YaBB.cgi?num=1430782744
Cheers.
« Last Edit: Mar 7th, 2018 at 4:24am by Baz »  

Too Old To Die Young.
Back to top
YouTube  
IP Logged
 
TroutboyNZ
Full Member
***
Offline


I Love The FishNhunt Forum

Posts: 314
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Joined: Sep 15th, 2014
Gender: Male
Re: Packrafts for fishing and hunting
Reply #2 - Mar 7th, 2018 at 7:38am
Print Post  
Yep, I run a couple, they are bloody awesome, the Alpacka's are the best, not cheap but well worth it. My new one is the latest self bailing model, you get a bit wet in the bum area, but can run heavier whitewater.

They are very stable and paddle surprisingly well. They pack down bloody small, get a carbon paddle and scrap the back rest as not needed. Will set you back about $1700 just for a Yukon Yak landed. They are totally silent for sneaking up on animals, have surprised a few deer coming down the river. You won't need a spray skirt if running under class 2 water.

One thing you have to watch if fishing is I would not use one on populated rivers as other anglers will get a bit pissed off to say the least, but MAN it makes the trip out at the end of the day relaxing, extends your fishing time by a few hours on a big day.

I can fit the whole thing in my 30l day pack but not much room for anything else, so I take my 45L climbing pack when pack fishing usually. They are extremely durable, scraping over rocks and bouncing of rock walls does nothing to phase them.
  

Youtube "troutboynz" Wellington, NZ
Back to top
WWW  
IP Logged
 
Baz
Forum Font
*****
Offline


I Love The FishNhunt Forum

Posts: 1576
Location: Gisborne
Joined: Nov 9th, 2006
Gender: Male
Re: Packrafts for fishing and hunting
Reply #3 - Mar 12th, 2018 at 7:40am
Print Post  
Thanks for that info Andrew.
I'am sure poodle will post a thank you note at some stage for your help. Roll Eyes
  

Too Old To Die Young.
Back to top
YouTube  
IP Logged
 
bufferzone
Donor Member
*****
Offline


I Love The FishNhunt Forum

Posts: 542
Location: top of the south
Joined: Sep 9th, 2014
Gender: Male
Re: Packrafts for fishing and hunting
Reply #4 - Mar 12th, 2018 at 2:41pm
Print Post  
I have a koaro pakraft made in nz, very stable light, its just over 3kg. its great fun amazing wot it can handle, I got a slightly heavier spray deck so my dog can sit up front. Check them out, a bit cheaper to
  
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
bufferzone
Donor Member
*****
Offline


I Love The FishNhunt Forum

Posts: 542
Location: top of the south
Joined: Sep 9th, 2014
Gender: Male
Re: Packrafts for fishing and hunting
Reply #5 - Mar 13th, 2018 at 5:00am
Print Post  
hes a nice chap also and  you can tweek things if you want.
  
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
el_trout_whisperer
Forum Senior
****
Offline


Embracing nature's beat
down with Spartan reserve

Posts: 851
Joined: Jun 22nd, 2011
Gender: Male
Re: Packrafts for fishing and hunting
Reply #6 - Mar 13th, 2018 at 5:18pm
Print Post  
bufferzone wrote on Mar 12th, 2018 at 2:41pm:
I have a koaro pakraft made in nz, very stable light, its just over 3kg. its great fun amazing wot it can handle, I got a slightly heavier spray deck so my dog can sit up front. Check them out, a bit cheaper to


That sounds awesome, you gotta start making some vids!! 3kg is pretty heavy by packraft standards though, do you strap it on the dog? Make him earn it!  Grin
  
Back to top
WWW  
IP Logged
 
bufferzone
Donor Member
*****
Offline


I Love The FishNhunt Forum

Posts: 542
Location: top of the south
Joined: Sep 9th, 2014
Gender: Male
Re: Packrafts for fishing and hunting
Reply #7 - Mar 16th, 2018 at 6:46am
Print Post  
its allgood not to worried about grams. mainly just bin playing in it, will be used for crossing rivers for hunting. vids? naa dude thats well above me I still type with 1 finger  Grin. hows ya van goin?
  
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
TroutboyNZ
Full Member
***
Offline


I Love The FishNhunt Forum

Posts: 314
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Joined: Sep 15th, 2014
Gender: Male
Re: Packrafts for fishing and hunting
Reply #8 - Mar 16th, 2018 at 12:21pm
Print Post  
Haha, I think the Alpacka's are the same weight, about 3kgs for my new self bailer and about 2.6kg for my old open one. The Koarao's are certainly an attractive price point. I'm about to hit the South island for a months fishing, couldn't think of doing that trip these days without the packraft, just opens up so many opportunity's for accessing spots.
  

Youtube "troutboynz" Wellington, NZ
Back to top
WWW  
IP Logged
 
bufferzone
Donor Member
*****
Offline


I Love The FishNhunt Forum

Posts: 542
Location: top of the south
Joined: Sep 9th, 2014
Gender: Male
Re: Packrafts for fishing and hunting
Reply #9 - Mar 17th, 2018 at 9:25am
Print Post  
good luck Tboy, go easy on our fish, Grin
  
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Send TopicPrint
 

FishnHunt - New Zealands Famous Hunting and Fishing Forum Since 1995 » Powered by YaBB 2.6.11!
YaBB Forum Software © 2000-2018. All Rights Reserved.
Site Design By Alan Simmons - PRism and all rights are reserved from 1995 and onwards