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I was wondering what most people use while out on still water? Been mostly out on streams and rivers, but I don't want to get skunked again like most of last summer with run off and muddy waterways.

I have some kayaking experience so I was looking into investing in a sit on style kayak designed for fly fishing.

 

http://jacksonkayak.com/blog/kayak/mayfly/

 

Thoughts? Experience with the above model or another?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

 

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I use a Spring Creek pram that was specifically designed for lake flyfishing. It's 7'10" so fits the back of a long box truck and is easy to handle, although a little unstable for standing up in. However, most flyfishers I see on the lakes are using pontoons. The kayak you're looking at would be great I think although at 12'8" might be a little difficult to haul around. I checked Totem Outfitters here in Edmonton as I wanted to go see one but although they're listed as a dealer for the Mayfly they didn't seem to have heard of it.

Peter

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I use a Spring Creek pram that was specifically designed for lake flyfishing. It's 7'10" so fits the back of a long box truck and is easy to handle, although a little unstable for standing up in. However, most flyfishers I see on the lakes are using pontoons. The kayak you're looking at would be great I think although at 12'8" might be a little difficult to haul around. I checked Totem Outfitters here in Edmonton as I wanted to go see one but although they're listed as a dealer for the Mayfly they didn't seem to have heard of it.

Peter

 

Thanks for the info, too bad about Totem not carrying. I was going to be in Edmonton in a couple weekends so was hoping to give it a look if they had one. The length doesn't bother me as that's what I'm used to with my current kayak (12'6"). I was interested in the weight handling cause it's double the weight of my current sit inside style, so while it would load onto/off my car easy (Thule Hullavator Pro system, very handy - even for trucks with canopy boxes) I'd still have to track it to the water, and was hoping to avoid the dolly wheels.

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I use an Outcast Panther. Great on lakes, and I've used on some rivers (Bow, Red Deer). If you want to troll very slowly, you can kick and keep both hands on the rod.

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I have a 10' Spratley,imo the best welded alum.stillwater boat on the market..They are heavy,my only pet peeve.If your buying,a pram look for the widest you can afford.1040 MIN..Alumacraft.

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I use an Outcast 10IR. You can stand to cast and retrieve.I added a swivel seat and a custom rod holder. Great boat.Which by the way is for sale if interested.PM if interested

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Also check out the Lowe 1040, very stable boat. My friend has one and it fits in the box of my pickup and the box is only 5 ft 9 in. He also hangs a 6 hp merc off the back. Also if you are only going to use it on still water the Outcast Stillwater pontoon is very good, I used one for years till I finally bought a 1236 G3.

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I use a 12 ft Zodiac hard floor when or if I do lakes. Biggest draw back is it takes about 30 min or so to put together and roughly the same to take down. I push it with a 50lb. thrust electric motor.

 

good luck with your quest.

 

Tight Lines Always.

Dennis S.

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