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longtail or surface drive #13819569 12/25/20 06:33 PM
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What would be the better option for fishing / hunting / trapping in the the trees at Caddo Lake ?


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Re: longtail or surface drive [Re: FlyFX] #13819615 12/25/20 07:44 PM
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Fishing, Caddo has some of the best panfish in TX.


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Re: longtail or surface drive [Re: FlyFX] #13819650 12/25/20 08:53 PM
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Surface drive.

A longtail can get awkward in all of those trees


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Re: longtail or surface drive [Re: FlyFX] #13819814 12/26/20 12:34 AM
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My bad. Now I get the OP. I figure surface drive as well. Maneuvering around Caddo with that long tail would be asking for trouble, IMO.


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Re: longtail or surface drive [Re: FlyFX] #13821505 12/28/20 12:07 AM
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Thanks guys, I have been searching several sites, forums and videos and am still confused.
I have experience with longtails in the Basin and Pierre Part long ago before surface drives were available.
I have also watched many videos that show surface drives winch out of log areas while longtails seem to crawl over them.
Or suface drives stuck in mud while longtails just bury the prop and move on
Seems they both have pros and cons


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Re: longtail or surface drive [Re: FlyFX] #13821669 12/28/20 02:24 AM
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Just remember reverse is almost non existent in many of the surface or long tail setups . That may not matter to most people .

Re: longtail or surface drive [Re: FlyFX] #13821715 12/28/20 03:25 AM
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Built a custom duck boat for a client outfitted with pro drive shallow water outboard. It had full power reverse. Pretty slick set up.....

https://prodriveoutboards.com/


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Re: longtail or surface drive [Re: ToasterWEyes] #13823847 12/30/20 01:02 AM
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Originally Posted by ToasterWEyes
Built a custom duck boat for a client outfitted with pro drive shallow water outboard. It had full power reverse. Pretty slick set up.....

https://prodriveoutboards.com/



That is a nice looking setup .

Re: longtail or surface drive [Re: FlyFX] #13824336 12/30/20 02:04 PM
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I have seen many long tails used on Caddo but they seem to really suffer in the handling/performance area. https://www.mudbuddy.com/category/long-tails

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