View Full Version : Fly fishing from Kayak, what style?
11-05-2003, 05:16 PM
I am in the serch for a fly fishing kayak and have seen the Old Town Predator in the print but not the real live thing. Has anyone had experance with the Predator and if so what are the pro and cons concerning the boat. I need a stable boat as I have a bad back(at least for awhile)and don't have good balance so am a little shy about a kayak for steelhead rivers in the Northwest of U. S., such as Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Please relay any information to my e-mail or tkhis list if you wish.
11-06-2003, 04:23 AM
Welcome Jim and give us some idea of the types of water you plan on fishing. I've see steelhead fishing in your neck of the woods on TV and that's it. Also with a bad back transportation is a major concern. A few more details to see if someone in your area may jump in....northeast saltwater fishing is way different.
Sit back and enjoy the ride!
11-06-2003, 07:58 AM
The water I will be fishing will be large to medium rivers such as mountain streams only called rivers with heavy to moderate currents, with some white water, lakes for trout and warm water species.
My main concern is a stable platform from which to fly cast. I have always seen where kayaks are quite tippy and unsteady. In most steelhead streams we leave our crafts and wade as some holding water can be long, swift and cold. Due to these conditions I think a sit in boat would be better then a sit on top boat such as the Fish and Dive. The Fish and Dive looks like a great summer boat.
I was studying the Perdator by Old Town. Does anyone have any experance with the Perdator? I am completely new with kayaks so need all the help I can receive.
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