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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.

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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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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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