Cunningham Boats

THE CHIRONOMID

This special boat is designed to be the most stable, comfortable, and effective single person fly fishing stillwater boat that exists while at the same time being fast, comfortable, almost impervious to wind, and extremely easy to deal with out of the water.

A canoe glides.  What if that could be incorporated in a stable fly fishing boat with room, comfort and speed that a child could lift? 

In river fishing the finely crafted fly rod is your "instrument"...much like a musician has  his or her guitar, violin, or piano. When trout fly fishing on interior western lakes the BOAT is really your "instrument".  This instrument is designed to deal with weight, speed, stability, wind, comfort,and ease of use.

The Cunningham "Chironomid" is a unique custom built 14' Kevlar-hulled trimaran fly fishing boat specifically designed for trout fishing western interior lakes.

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Super fast, stable and light fly fishing boat

 

TESTIMONIALS

“One day fishing out of a Cunningham Chironomid has soured me on my pontoon boat (once beloved). Way faster, tracks much better, lighter, more comfortable, cast standing up and other stuff too.”
— Guitar legend, Amos Garrett

See what Fly Fusion Magazine has to say about the Chironomid. (navigate to March 21,2017 on FF site)

“I’m not really a lake fishing guy, but every time I do fish a lake I’m reminded that the contraption I’m fishing from - the boat - is almost as much a handicap as an advantage. The CC boat is different. It cuts the water and glides like a canoe, yet has the stand-up-and-fish stability of a wide flat bottomed pram. You can go like mad, even into the wind, and it’s easy to set up quickly and light enough to load on your truck by yourself. What else would you want?”
— Jim McLennan, author of Trout Streams of Alberta and co-host of Fly Fusion Television
“It’s a lake boat that could be used on slower rivers by anyone with any kind of moving water aptitude. If you fish lakes I have yet to see a design [un-motorized] that allows you to go anywhere near that speed and allows you to stand up and sight-fish. And touching on speed - it’s not just that it can book it across a lake but the ease in which you get moving. Unlike a pontoon boat that chugs & stalls with every single stroke, this thing carries and glides. And standing to spot fish - that is worth a lot to people that want to do some neat things like watch for cruising rainbows or tailing browns in shallow. There’s a ton of subtle things that have been sourced and crafted to make that boat work. And it does exactly what it is supposed to do, very well.”
— Dave Jensen, Alberta Fishing Guide Magazine and Jensen Fly Fishing Adventures
“I took Joe up on his offer—I tried the Chironomid today. The Chironomid really is an amazing boat. It has the speed of a kayak, the payload of a 1-man canoe, and the stability of a pontoon.”
— Dwayne Dickey, small boat enthusiast, exuberant fly fisher, and medical bio-engineer
“I use the Chironomid and I love it! It’s stable, incredibly light and moves really well through the wind….I fished out of a canoe for years before getting the Chironomid and this boat just makes the experience better…. I took it out on a [lake] that I’m normally hesitant to take my canoe on and instead of spending my time worrying about whether I would be able to make it back to the boat launch, I actually had a good time. I was surprised at how easy it cut through the wind and chop. It’s going to make a few lakes so much more pleasant to fish .…”
— Douglas Paton, Outdoors Blogger - The Water Calls