Skiffs made for prowling the shallow waters haunted by bonefish, tarpon and permit are, by definition, highly specialized. The best models run dry in chop, float flat and steady for accurate casting, and
respond quickly to a push pole in predictable fashion. That they can be customized precisely to suit a particular fishing style is a bonus for yachtsmen who love shallow-water fishing. An example is the [Dragonfly] 17, which has a studied list of standard gear plus the most-wanted options gleaned from the builder’s years of experience.