WTB Sit On Top Kayak for Fly Fishing

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  1. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    I'd rather not buy one from some online outlet. I have seen some at full retail and the sticker shock has me all choked up. I have a fair amount of possible fly fishing trade bait if you have what I've convinced myself that I need this time.

    Sit On Top kayak for fly fishing, good for stillwater, protected inlets and maybe some places more exciting with the occasional series of freighter waves. That is what I'm looking for, what do you have to show me?
     
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    Derek Young 2011 Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Of The Year

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    And we shall be referring to him as "Commodore Mumbles"
     
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    Freestone Not to be confused with freestoneangler

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    Oh, he doesn't have that many boats yet Derek. Heck, just this morning I found a kayak in my garage that I could have sworn I had sold!
     
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    DennisE Topwater and tying.

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    GH Fly Shop is having a demo day for their series on the Fox Island spit Saturday morning, 9 to noon. It would give you a chance to try what they offer. I'm planning on stopping by on my way to Key Peninsula.
     
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    Thread hijackers! I love that about you guys. I got the girls some pint sized kayaks...my turn. They will paddle some but will need a tow boat.

    Dennis, knew of the GHFS demo, but I can't make it. Have fun!
     
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    I'll have one before too long as well, Mumbles! I can paddle my way across the sound and we can be fishing buddies.
     
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    Yup, been looking, calling and sending email. That one is on my radar, very heavy though.
     
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    DennisE Topwater and tying.

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    I have a Wilderness Systems Pungo Classic that I use for fishing. It's not a sit on top, but it is stable, has a large cockpit and is relatively light at about 50#. The sit-ins also don't require the use of waders and provide a little more privacy when it's time to "drain the coffee". Unfortunately they no longer make this particular model but they do have the Pungo and they have a tandem that can be rigged for a single paddler.
    Yes, the Sit on Tops are a better choice for easy re-entry, but with a stable enough yak and a good dose of common sense and situational awareness the only time you'll need to re-enter is when you practice the skill.
     
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    Fishing buddies, I'd like that. Gimme a shad call!
     
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    Mayhaps. Never been. Think I have Monday off.
     
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    Search Native Kayak, the same ones sold locally. I was amazed how many were available. You can narrow the search to the Seattle area, there's one for sale right now. I suggest you also search the Portland area, lots of boats there as well.
     
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    Love this thread. Hell, I should spin it off too.

    Ed, I can make a mean cobbler. Want the recipe?? :)

    BTW, Cabelas has them on sale alot. Sit on tops for about $250. Saw them once for $199 (they are the angler kayaks, SOT). Almost bought two when they were that cheap.
     
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    Ed, avoid the pelicans. And not just because their bills hold more than their bellies can. The low end yaks like that will leave you with "buyer's remorse."
     
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    Mike, great link! Thanks. That one will get the bookmark.

    Chris, those are boats recommended to me, but who's got time for a Missoula run? Thanks, hope things are great in Big Sky Country.

    JAWS, I picked up a Pomano 120 from West Marine. Considered a solid boat by those in the gulf coast and said to be a knock off of the Tarpon 120. $400, three tupperware hatches and 350# load capacity might just be the ticket to get me started without breaking the bank. Still need to find the wife a stand up paddle board so all the money can't go for my excessive toys. Took it to the local lake with the girls in their new canoe wide 8' kayaks. They did awesome! I have some iphone pics that I'll try to upload.

    Jerry, did you say cobbler? Maybe you should send me some via UPS!
     
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