Today’s Skiff Porn is by Egret Boats. Egret is known among many hard core anglers as the “Rolls Royce of Flats Boats”. The Egret 189 is the industry leader in flats boat design, construction techniques and materials. The Egret 189 is built using carbon fiber and Kevlar® fabrics, foam cored and vacuum bagged using vinylester resin.
For those salivating already, yes…we’ve provided specifications below….please be patient.
One of the top fishing guides in Florida, operating out of Saint Augustine, Florida is Capt. Tommy Derringer, is the gentleman who runs this sweet, sweet Egret 189 with a 175 Yamaha SHO. Capt. Tommy is a lifelong resident of St. Augustine and a full time charter fisherman around the St. Augustine, Palm Coast and Flagler beach areas. Tommy is also an avid tournament fisherman and has competed for the last ten years in the ESPN Redfish Cup, FLW Redfish Tour, and IFA Redfish Tours. It’s safe to say he knows a thing or two about what is needed in a skiff to fish successfully.
Capt. Tommy Derringer‘s says:
What can I say… this is my third Egret and I couldn’t be happier… this boat does it all for me and more! I pole it in the shallows first thing in the morning then run it off the beach or nearshore once the sun comes up… it’s really a do-it-all boat. The boat is rigged for comfort and fishability. It’s really the most comfortable boat to ride in… you have to experience it yourself. It literally rides softer than most bay boats. The dual power poles make life so easy and the Humminbird unit with side imaging is awesome. The Yamaha 175 SHO is quiet and quick and just looks badass! If you’ve never seen an Egret up close you’ve got to check it out. You won’t believe how good the rigging and construction are. It’s definitely a work of art. I’m lovin it!
FUEL: 56 GALLONS
FIBERGLASS WEIGHT: 950 LBS
KEVLAR WEIGHT: 825 LB
SPEED, STEALTH AND STABILITY COMBINED IN ONE FLATS BOAT
Capt. Tommy Derringer says:
A quiet and powerful Yamaha outboard will get us to our spot and fishing in no time at all. My boat is also equipped with a MinnKota Trolling motor, Humminbird GPS/ Sounder, and a dual Power Pole shallow water anchor system. Whether we are polling in on a school of fish or trolling a bank in a backcountry creek the Egret is hands down the best tool for the job. The Egret 18.9 is truly a fisherman’s dream boat!
Visit Capt. Tommy Derringer @ www.InshoreAdventures.net or if you are in St. Augustine, book a charter by giving him a call: (904) 377-3734