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Wet Fly Swing Fly Fishing Podcast

Oct 28, 2021

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Sponsors: Koffler Boats:

Dave Zielinkski, the man behind Down Home Boatworks is here to share is wooden drift boat story and some of the must have drift boat accessories you should be focusing on when putting together a driftboat.

We get nerdy on the Grand Canyon and then dig into this amazing hatch of cicada's and some tips on finding them.  Plenty of amazing drift boat stories from an amazing boat builder from the east coast. 

Show Notes - Down Home Boatworks

- Roger Fletcher was on the podcast on episode WFS 177 (Drift Boat Series)

- Dave Z took the picture that was used for the WFS 177 cover photo. That boat was built by Ray Heater from Ray’s River Dories.

- Ray Heater was also on the podcast at WFS 197 

- Marty was on the show at WFS 076 - he came down with a double ender aluminum boat

- The 14 footer Drift Pram is Dave's most popular boat

- Rob Grubb from AirWaterArt decked out 16 foot double ender with a transom around the Grand Canyon

- Derek with Sawyer oars was on the podcast in episode 185 to describe some tips on choosing drift boar oars.

- Jason Cajune makes exceptional boats and was on the podcast here.

- Brad Dimock is the grand canyon guy

- Jayson Hayes makes custom wooden boats and is now building the boats for Helfrich.

- Bobby and RMR and Koffler podcast episodes.

- Roger built the Trapper boat

- The Pennsylvania Drifter is one of Dave's favorite boat

- The Solo Slider was designed for Dave's daughter

- The River Whip is a giant sled-like boat

- Dave Z was on the Remote No Pressure Podcast

- Periodical Cicadas called Brood V appeared in Western Pennsylvania in 2016

You can find guest Dave at

KW Conclusion with my guest

Dave Zielinski with Down Home Boatworks is on the podcast to share the steps to understanding how to build a drift boat and some great stories on the people and history of drift boats.

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