Not being a smart-ass. Just wondering why I so seldom see anglers...especially flyfishers...using a kayak? Can't be the cost....a high quality Sit-on-Top fishing kayak costs comparable or less than a high quality pontoon craft. Doesn't require special skills....a well designed SOT fishing kayak angler doesn't need to learn how to do eskimo rolls (in fact, a SOT is basically unsinkable)...and if you would capsize (an extremely rare experience) you just climb aboard, and the water runs out of the kayak via the scuppers....you're high and dry. Kayaks are quiet...just quiet paddling action...no legs and flippers hanging down like a bellyboat. Kayaks are not as easily affected by the wind, and they can move much faster around a body of water than a pontoon craft. They can get into and through as shallow a water as such craft as well. Comfort? With a decent padded kayak seat they're like sitting in a lounge chair. In cold weather your legs and torso stay warm....they're not submerged. In cold weather you wear a pair of neoprene or breathable chest waders (WITH A CINCHED Wading Belt!), a PFD over some sort of shell (a breathable waterproof kayaking windshirt over poly clothing), and you're as snug as a bug in a rug. Difficult to flycast in a kayak? Nope....at least as easy as casting from a bellyboat, and it's a much more stable platform. Weight? They weigh less than most pontoon craft.....I can easily carry my 13 foot fishing kayak from the back of the truck to the water with one arm. Finally....the damn things are tough as hell....a good rotomolded polyethelene kayak doesn't mind 'full ramming speed' through rocks and logs.