Seven Tips to Ensure Your Boat Shuttle Goes Smoothly from our Partners at Flylab

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onWater Team
June 24, 2024
7 min read
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Seven Tips to Ensure Your Boat Shuttle Goes Smoothly from our Partners at Flylab

By
onWater Team
June 24, 2024
7 min read
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A lot goes into planning the perfect day of fishing. Flies for the day for big trout. Check. E-scouting public and private water. Check. Find the best boat ramp. Check. Ensuring your shuttle is complete and your rig is at the boat ramp at the end of the day...??? Don't be left in the lurch on your next fishing trip by a shuttle mistake. From our friends at Flylab, here are Seven Tips to Ensure Your Boat Shuttle Goes Smoothly.

From the article:

Of all the shuttle types available, the driver-for-hire is probably the easiest, but most expensive. Over the years, I’ve learned a few tricks that can either make, or completely wreck, your day when shuttling a boat. Some of the tips below should be pretty obvious. Other tips, a little less obvious. But all of them have helped me one way or another.

No matter where you plan to float or what boat ramp you plan to use--even the West's Most Gnarly Boat Ramp--heed some advice and be sure your rig is there at the end of the day!

Read the full article here or skim the highlights below!

1. Pre-tip.  Make sure the driver is set up for success, i.e. phone numbers, key placement, any quirks with your vehicle.

2. Be clear and let the shuttle driver know if your vehicle is a standard, or automatic.

3. Always bring an extra set of keys and keep them on your person. You never know what the shuttle driver is going to do with your other set.

4. Occasionally, leave a pack of gum, or bag of candy, for the shuttle drive with a little note, in addition to my tip. It’s a nice gesture that goes a long way.

5. Triple check if you’ve left any lights on in the vehicle, or anywhere else, especially if you’re doing an overnight trip, or remote take-outs.

Be sure to read onWater fishing blog posts to plan better and fish smarter and get more out of your fishing.

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