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Old 06-10-15, 01:51 PM   #21
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Old 06-10-15, 02:18 PM   #22
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I'm interested in a SUP and have done a good bit of research. They look stable enough to comfortably stand and cast. I have a Native Ultimate and just don't like sitting and casting. Yes....I can stand up in it....but standing and double-hauling without spooking fish are entirely different things.

So.....I'm perusing the SUP options. I'm currently drooling over the Boteboards Ahab. Anyone currently fishing off a SUP?

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Old 06-10-15, 03:21 PM   #23
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I'm interested in a SUP and have done a good bit of research. They look stable enough to comfortably stand and cast. I have a Native Ultimate and just don't like sitting and casting. Yes....I can stand up in it....but standing and double-hauling without spooking fish are entirely different things.

So.....I'm perusing the SUP options. I'm currently drooling over the Boteboards Ahab. Anyone currently fishing off a SUP?

Steve,

The boat in the picture you posted really looks good but I would appreciate clarification. Are you all saying that you actually stand up in a kayak and fly fish on moving water like the hooch and the tuck. If you do my hat is off to all of you. I don't see how it is possible to control a moving boat, keep your balance and concentrate on casting a fly. You must have the balance of a tightrope walker and tremendous multi tasking abilities.
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Old 06-10-15, 04:25 PM   #24
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I fish off a SUP some. Might you keep it light and don't carry much it's fine. But it is easy to lose equipment overboard. Being able to stand and fish in a kayak with higher sides is a lot better IMO.
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Old 06-10-15, 04:56 PM   #25
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Randy...are the SUPs more stable than kayaks as far as standup fishing? I'm guessing I could stop by Outside World and see for myself.

Dan....I'm speaking of still water.... Like salt marshes. You are right....it'd be tough in a flowing river.
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Are you all saying that you actually stand up in a kayak and fly fish on moving water like the hooch and the tuck. If you do my hat is off to all of you. I don't see how it is possible to control a moving boat, keep your balance and concentrate on casting a fly. You must have the balance of a tightrope walker and tremendous multi tasking abilities.
I do. It might have been a little iffy feeling when I first got my kayak but with time the more and more comfortable you get. Haven't fallen out yet. To each their own! If your not comfortable with it then I definitely would not do it. A drag chain can help with keeping the kayak positioned pointed downstream and at a slower pace. Rougher or faster water I'm sitting down. Its just what I've gotten comfortable with. Drag chains can be a whole other topic with kayak safety! Some love them, some hate them. Know you and your boats capabilities.
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Old 06-10-15, 05:21 PM   #27
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I'm no expert, but I kayak fish very frequently. As you know, no single boat will be ideal for all situations. You can take the path of getting a whole stable of boats, or do like me and get a general purpose yak and use it to the limits of its ability. I can't stand in my kayak, and sometimes I wish I could. But ability to stand is not my first priority for a kayak. Standing and fishing efficiently and covering water will require some practice--going from paddling to casting and back while managing line and fighting fish requires some athleticisim. The whole topic is highly subjective, but I personally think standing and kayak fishing is overrated. I would rank it under general tracking, weight, etc. if I were buying a kayak. Just food for thought.

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My balance sucks....but with a couple of shots of Maker's....it greatly improves. I tried to stand up and get a picture of this six-foot shark circling EG's kayak and almost fell on the dam thing.

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I designed the Predator to be able to stand in. Yes it is more stable than any SUP I have been on. Come chase some shoal bass with me and try it out.
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Look at the kayaks being designed today. Standing is not over rated. Especially when it comes to fly fishing. Just like standing on a raised
Platform on a skiff, you can see into the water much better. It's not the end if you can't stand but it is certainly a big advantage.
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