- May 16, 2021
I am new here in Lane county, and is deciding whether I want kayak or pontoon to fly fish the upper Mckenzie, anyone have some knowledge on this? Please give me some advice or suggestions.
The water is ICE cold too boot! So a PFD can quite literally save your life! Good lookin' out @hobster.I’d use a toon, and life jacket. That river is deceptively dangerous, people die every year not being cautious. I have floated the Mac several times in my pontoon, it is a lots of fun! Where abouts are you thinking?
Because if you fall into the water and--are separated from your yak or toon--you won't last long enough in the freezing water (to save yourself from drowning). Ice cold water shuts your body down fast. You'll have a much better chance to survive; if you wear a PFD.Ok I know what PDF us, I just want to know why I would need it on the water?
What @troutdude said. A few years back a father and his son were in canoes floating down the McKenzie without life jackets. They both hit Rapids, fell out of their canoes and the father never came up. It was on Father’s Day to make it even more sad. Footage was on the news, hard to watch. Be safe!Ok I know what PDF us, I just want to know why I would need it on the water?