Fly Fishing Skiffs, Driftboats, fishing kayaks, solo fishing canoes, white water drift boats, fly fishing boats,
Smoky Mountain Fly Fishing Skiffs are tough shallow-draft solo drift boats designed with the southeastern fly fishermen in mind.
If you are interested in having your own custom-built fly fishing skiff unlike any of the standard factory built boats out there, then please contact me so we can discuss your needs and work out a design that will work for you. Let us custom build one for you, just the way you want it.
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Smoky Mountain Fly Fishing Skiffs
Nantahala Fly Fishing Co.
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Our custom fly fishing skiffs are built old-school and are designed and hand crafted to fit you and the way you fish. Each boat will be constructed when you order it and will usually take between 2-4 weeks for me to construct depending on time of year.
Smoky Mountain Fly Fishing Skiffs are hand crafted one at a time with a superior method commonly called "stitch and glue", or "taped seam" construction, this type of construction employs the use of a wood-flour/epoxy fillet to join the side and bottom panels. That joint is then reinforced both inside and out with layers of biaxial fiberglass and epoxy. This joint eliminates the need for a dimensional piece of wood at the chine and therefore also eliminates any screws in the chine. This creates a strong and completely waterproof joint with no movement and no open cracks or seams which can let in water and lead to damaged or rotted wood. It also makes a much stronger joint
The interior floors of the boats are covered with a non-skid truck bed liner material which is rubbery in nature, allowing great non-skid properties while still being gentle enough to walk on barefoot and not so rough that flylines are damaged if stepped on.
The exterior of the bottom panel is encapsulated in nearly ¼” of high density polyurethane material just like a truck bed liner. This material can withstand impacts and abrasion much better than the soft gel coats of fiberglass boats. It doesn't chip like gelcoats do.
Because every boat is customized for the individual buyer and not stamped out of a mold, we are able to accommodate different hull characteristics in each boat. Remember, these are truly custom built for each buyer so you can mix and match different boat characteristics to suit your needs.
Nothing compares to a wood boat. The way they row, the warmth of the wood and the sound buffing is second-to-none. Our boats are beautiful, functional, durable, low maintenance, light weight and are ideal for fly fishing.
Smoky Mountain Fly Fishing Skiffs are multipurpose and are designed for fly fishing for trout, bass or panfish in lake, river or stream. They are also perfect for duck hunting boats.
Our drift boats are made one at a time to meet the needs of the individual user. We can outfit the interiors with various storage compartments, seat configurations, anchor systems and an electric trolling motor mount. You choose the shape, style and color of your boat.