Looking for a packable raft for mild river crossings
There are a couple of rivers I fish with mild current, but too much depth to ford. For those days when I want to fish the Far Side, I'm in the market for a light (packable: may have to hike 2 miles each way) one-man inflatable that I can inflate riverside, paddle across (< 3 mph current, < 150') and access the runs across the way.
I already have a Water Master Kodiak and I supposed I could buy a better backpack and lug it in despite the 45lb total weight. The manufacturer's supplied existing dry bag-with-straps is painful on the shoulders, esp. with extra fishing stuff thrown on top, so I'd like to get a lightweight, cheap donut that's of good enough quality that it won't come with a duck's head on the front, or be commonly found in a swimming pool with a cocktail in the cupholder.
Any suggestions welcome.
The method doesn't matter to the fish.