Our fishing kayak reviews are dedicated to anglers who enjoy this relatively new and exciting method of fly fishing.
The main issue fly fisherman have had with kayaks in the past are the inability to stand comfortably without the addition of stabilizers. New kayak designs have changed the issues with past models and anglers can now use the boats to travel quickly, quietly and to fish from a standing position. Fishing from a kayak is comfortable and paddling the boat in still water is much more enjoyable than rowing a pontoon or kicking around in an inflatable. Kayaks are more popular with saltwater anglers but we expect to see a growing demand for general lake and river fishing applications.
Kayak fishing is fun and effective.
This kayak is ready for every fly fishing adventure you can imagine. It has the most comfortable seating position you will find, is build for standing and sight fishing and is ready to run whitewater. We are extremely impressed with this one of a kind craft designed specifically for fishing on rivers and lakes.
Freedom Hawk stands alone among fly anglers. The kayaks have everything you would expect to find plus an "integrated outrigger" design that allows you to split the hull and create a stable platform. These are truly one of a kind fly fishing kayaks that have changed the way we look at watercraft. The company has several models to fit a variety of applications. Check out our Freedom Hawk fishing kayak review.
Wilderness Systems has several kayak models built specifically for anglers. The kayaks differ from their other models because they utilize a more stable platform for standing and they have features like rod holders built into the kayak. The company is very popular with anglers and is a winner when it comes to storage and design. Click the header for our Wilderness Systems fishing kayak review.
Inflatable kayaks are a great alternative to the hard bodies. The boats can be transported in the trunk of a small car and although they are not as stable as a hard body, they can be used effectively by fly fisherman. There are also inflatables designed to run rivers that would work well as a portable option for float fishing remote river systems. In this fishing kayak review section, we look at different style inflatables and their field applications.
After spending some time in a Kayak we have a few points to share. Read this article if you are new to the sport and would like to learn a few kayak fly fishing techniques. We are far from the best kayak anglers out there but you may find some value in what we have learned from experience.
Is your paddle battered to shreds or are you looking for a spare? General laziness has compelled us to do some research and find the most efficient paddles on the market. Efficiency means you will travel faster, use less energy and arrive at your fishing destination ready to get after it.
Fishing kayaks are a bit of a specialty item and can be hard to find in your local area. If you are in the market for a kayak and want to test or purchase the boat, use our tips to find the best value.
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