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Title: Fishing kayak
Post by: Stumpkiller on September 21, 2017, 02:35:00 PM
I have been venturing into the local lakes and rivers with a Perception Sport Sound 12.5 kayak.  The grand 'ol sit inside variety.

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I have a pair of RAM 1-1/2" ball mounts up on the deck ahead of the cockpit and that allows me to place a fly-rod or Casting/Spinning rod up front.  Also a RayMarine Dragonfly 4 Pro depth finder/chartplotter that makes for a whole new dimension in fishing (for me).  One of my fly rods is a 9 wt G. Loomis with a FinNor reel that I use to put Deceivers and Clouser Minnows in from of smallmouth, and that makes for a great day!

Title: Re: Fishing kayak
Post by: woodchucker on September 23, 2017, 09:40:10 AM
I see a lot of guys out in kayaks fishing! Looks like they're having a bunch of fun, Charlie! I myself, have problems with kayaks. Sitting flat on my butt with my legs out stretched, aggravates my back... Not to mention, getting getting OUT of one, I look like a walrus rolling out & trying to crawl up the bank and get my feet under me again!
I'm more of a canoe guy!!! Besides, I have room for a friend! :)
Title: Re: Fishing kayak
Post by: Stumpkiller on September 23, 2017, 09:23:30 PM
Most "serious" kayaks have pretty good options for adjusting the seat and foot rests so you can get comfy.  I sometimes also lay my legs up on the deck.

Canoes are great.  But THE ADMIRAL insisted she had to have her own vessel so we opted for a pair of kayaks.  I think she was afraid I'd ask her to paddle while I trolled.

A second boat is also a great safety feature.