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Old 06-09-15, 04:59 PM   #1
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Default Fly Fishing Kayak advice.

I am looking to get a kayak to pond hop and fish the hooch maybe, I'm looking at a nucanoe frontier 10 stand up angler and hobie mirage pro angler but they are ridiculously expensive for what it seems like you are getting. What are people using and what do you like, it would be nice to have the stability to stand and fish from said kayak. Any advice or input is appreciated.
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Old 06-09-15, 05:51 PM   #2
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Jackson Superfishal. Crazy Stable.
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Old 06-09-15, 06:02 PM   #3
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I have a jackson big tuna which is a very stable boat but honestly I never stand up and fish in it...you can stand up and fish but I've found just setting my seat as high as it will go is much more comfortable and stable

Just remember I don't care how stable a kayak is advertised it's still a kayak

The above poster may be on to something with that superfishal, it might be the ticket for fly fishing
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Old 06-09-15, 06:10 PM   #4
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I have a jackson big tuna which is a very stable boat but honestly I never stand up and fish in it...you can stand up and fish but I've found just setting my seat as high as it will go is much more comfortable and stable

Just remember I don't care how stable a kayak is advertised it's still a kayak

The above poster may be on to something with that superfishal, it might be the ticket for fly fishing
It is. However, for anything but fly fishing it is far from optimal. My dad has a feel free 11.5, as I stated earlier, I have a superfishal. My boat has almost no snags, whereas in the feelfree flyfishing is a test of sanity. Incredible stability and a simple layout, prefect for fly fishing. However for gear fishing there is a lack of storage and rod holders.
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Old 06-09-15, 06:26 PM   #5
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I love my Jackson Coosa. I have removed the foot pegs and the majority of the rod keeper and paddle keeper bungees and hooks. I found I never used them and it cleaned the platform of the kayak off. This made stripping my line at my feet much more tangle free for the line to not get snagged on anything. I leave my seat in the high position for better visibility but I still stand the majority of my time.
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.....Just remember I don't care how stable a kayak is advertised it's still a kayak....

Truer words have never been spoken.
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Old 06-09-15, 09:57 PM   #7
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I would get a sit on top yak no less than 12ft or so........ and get a good one. If you get a $300 piece of crap, you will be sorry. I was and went out and bought a tarpon 120.

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Old 06-09-15, 11:23 PM   #9
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I have the Ocean Kayak Big Game Prowler fishing yak, and think I have stood up fishing on it one time the entire time I have owned it. Yeah, it can safely be done but I too fish just fine sitting down on the thing.

PS: concur with the statement above about avoiding buying a cheapo. Save up some money and buy the best you can afford.
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Old 06-09-15, 11:44 PM   #10
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Superfishal is slow on the river and tends to stay soggy on deck. I love my Tuna. Cruise 12 is a nice clean platform with just enough keel to track straight. On the lake my favorite was a Cuda 14. My wife has a Lure 11.5 that works well for her
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