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Sitting here on the lake cronimet fishing in my new 11-6 Journey. It is day 5 on the boat and I know I made the right choice. Moved down from a larger Lund 17 Crossover fish and ski boat. While the Lund was great it was just way too big for fly fishing lakes.
Went with the 11-6 to ensure that I had the room I wanted. When alone my junk can be well out of my way and I have two large casting areas. When with my wife she has lots of room to read without me worrying about hitting her with something as I move around.
The seating system is great. I was worried that the seats might flip up too easily but that is not an issue. Premium seat upgrade was worth the money.
Outfitted with anchor mounts in each corner and four rod mounts mid boat. Dropping anchor where I want to be is easy and once down the boat does not move. Can't say that about my bigger Lund, it was a sail and dragged the anchors around.
Put a 9.9 Tohatsu on the 11-6. Gets on plane easily with my wife up front. With only me on board I need to move my battery up front. Once on plane it moves along at 1/4 throttle.
Finally, the boat on the Karavan trailer tows easily and takes a fraction of the area my bigger Lund did in the garage. This may seem minor but it’s letting my wife park back in the garage again!
Great fly fishing platform. Two thumbs up.
Thanks so much for the review Don! Hope you're catching fish in between the key strokes! 🙂 Glad you're digging the boat, it was a pleasure working with you ...
After a few weeks in my 9-6 I am happy to say this boat is amazing and has exceeded my expectations. The seat layout is brilliant with lots of room for 2 anglers, easily as much as a 12 foot Spratley. Very stable and moves along nicely with my 8 hp Yamaha 4-stroke. The accessories are great, I magnetized the tackle tray and it is perfect for the current flies and tools etc. The anchor systems are great and the infinite seat mounts make configuring the boat for 1 or 2 anglers happen in 10 seconds. Took my bro-in law out and he found it more comfortable than his 14 ft tin boat. He is now ordering his own 9-6. Excellent build quality with several comments on the fine welding job. Great design and lifetime quality. Very much worth the wait, just get one!
Appreciate the review, Parker! Ultimately we are fishermen and I am very grateful for the opportunity to have been able to incorporate accessory/layout concepts that actually make sense for fishermen! And to hear that it is appreciated by other fishermen is icing on the cake! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Tight lines and cheers to many years enjoying the Journey ... 🙂
Picked up my boats Friday and took it to the cabin and enjoyed the 8 mile boat ride there, its maiden voyage.....plus all my gear. The Journey crew had this boat finished just in time for our trip. Its a very nice sturdy boat that will be used primarily for transport of "stuff" and occasionally for fishing!! Thanks to Rob and the team at Journey!!
You're very welcome Bruce! Your Journey will make a great work horse, and an even better fishing platform so don't forget to take a break once in a while eh! 😉 Thanks for taking the time to drop us a few words. Cheers to many years of work/fish Journey fun .......
Journey boats are like diamonds. They aren't formed overnight, but they are worth the wait. Picked up on Friday, had it in the water Monday. Exceeded my expectations. Stability is amazing. People know the boat as I had a lot of positive comments. Thanks
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, Colin. Cheers to many years of "fish on"! Enjoy your Journey ... 🙂
Last purchase from you guys! Won't be seeing me again! My 9.5 Journey will last beyond my years and the beauty of it all is that it is portable enough to fit in the back of my 5' pickup box. Being a senior fisher it also provides a stable platform as I jump around between my fish bag and my fly box
Thanks Wayne, very happy that you are pleased with the boat! Enjoy the Journey ... 🙂
After almost 2 years of owning, I could not be happier with my Journey boat. Exactly as advertised - well built, super stable and extremely roomy. It is just terrific to fish from. Love the removable / adjustable seat system. It rows well and moves at a fair clip with a 30lb electric motor. Worth every penny.
Thanks for dropping a review AJ! Nice to hear that you are enjoying the Journey ... 🙂
I had been fishing in a 12ft aluminum boat for years, but finally switched to a 9-6 Journey. Best decision I ever made! The stability of the boat is fantastic, and standing to cast or to stretch after long hours in the seat is an absolute pleasure, even with two people in the boat. I really struggled whether to buy the 11-6 over the 9-6, but for my needs I made the right decision. While small in length, the boat has a surprising amount of room. It is very durable, and the welds have survived many pounding trips on rough roads. I purchased the rubber floor option, which I glued in, and this too has been great. The seats work well and are comfortable, the anchor mounts and external oar holders are fantastic, and in small lakes my electric motor does fine (max speed of 3.3 mph though). For medium sized lakes I found I needed a gas motor for longer distances (aka dead battery) and speed - a new Yamaha F6 has been ordered but not yet received, but I'm sure it will add to my fishing enjoyment. Rob has been a pleasure to deal with and I like supporting a local company. I highly recommend buying a Journey - built and sold in Kamloops by flying fishing experts!
Mr. Meeks it was a pleasure working with you! Appreciate you taking the time to leave a review and really hope to see you on the water next spring!
To be 100% honest, i already had a custom built 10’ john boat, but while searching for a jon boat for my sister , i gcame across the Journey Boat web site, I have been fly fishing for some 30 years now, and after looking at the design of a Journey boat, i advised her to jump at the chance to own one.
I was so impressed with the sleek lines , and the completely flat floor that, the next day i put my boat up for sale and ordered my own.
Dealing with Rob at Journey was an easy no hassle, no pressure experience . Although i have yet to put my boat through the paces, i can tell by the craftsmanship, and attention to detail , that i will be nothing but impressed.
I will leave my number, should anybody have any questions about my purchase , feel free to call John 604-218-4557
Thank you John, it was a pleasure working with the both of you as well! And wow, what a great offer leaving your phone number for others! Enjoy the boat and tight lines to ya ... 🙂
We read and hear so much about fake reviews about products these days, but this review is 100% from the heart. Id like to take a moment to say my Journey 9'6" is by far the best fly fishing punt on the market. Unbelievably stable and easy to handle. You can't go wrong with one of these fly fishing punts.
Verified NOT fake news! Thanks Jaysen very glad you are happy with your Journey boat! 😀
Just picked up my journey boat today and can already tell how well made these boats are, heavy duty to say the least, awsome movable rod holders couple other cool accessories, super excited to have this as my new boat and I know it will last forever, now to catch all the 🐟 🐠 or try anyways!....
Lifetime boats fer sure! Go get em Murr! 🙂
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