The Makings of a Fly Fishing Kayak

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Kayaks are godsend.

From paddling through narrow waterways to parking in a downstream eddy within casting distance, these tiny boats have served its purpose better than others.

From paddling through narrow waterways to parking in a downstream eddy within casting distance, these tiny boats have served its purpose better than others.

Of course, not all kayaks are created equal. Anglers know that today’s disappointment (or victory) can be attributed to the boat they’re currently riding on. Consider the following if you want to end up in the right kayak.

It should be stable

Stability doesn’t only mean it keeps its place despite movements. It’s also important to be on a stable kayak that can handle a variety of action like casting, landing fish and dealing with the occasional tangles. Furthermore, your kayak should be capable of aiding anglers who stand up for longer periods of time.

It should come with paddling performance

In order to catch the fish, you need to get to the fish. That would be extra challenging if you’re working with a kayak that makes it hard for you to paddle. Consider your future boat’s maneuverability, tracking and speed. Plus, you should be able to comfortably position yourself right away once you’ve got eyes on the fish.

It should be non-obstructive

There’s nothing more frustrating than successfully luring a fish only to knock on or hit something in the cockpit. The next thing you know, you’ve already lost your catch. It’s very important to ride on a kayak that doesn’t obstruct your fishing. For one, modern kayaks offer a locking mechanism that lets you push the pegs far forward out of the way when fishing. This way, you can cast hassle-free.

 

Image source: wildernesssystems.com

 

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