I'm researching what would be the best bush plane to purchase or partner in. I'm just amazed at how easy some of these off field gravel bar landings look on YouTube. I've watched these so many times that I look for tracks from other planes or cut brush to give just a little extra clearance. It's a matter of time before I buy something that matches my mission....fishing! I need a little help on deciding what to get. I see Super Cubs as the front runner and would like to know more about mods. Do I really need 31" tires for landing on 2" gravel? Can I get by with 160hp for 2 guys and gear? I'm not sure I need 60 gallons of fuel for a trip from Wolf Lake to the Klutina and back? What would be a max useful load and would better landing gear increase useful load.
Please leave info or ideas here or pm me. I plan on flying with someone that can show me the ropes and where to go for fishing and easy landings. I know some of these YouTube landings look cool, but I'm not risk taker....been there and done that years ago. I just want an ATV with wings and to go where 99% of the other people can't get to.