inflatable kayak recommendations

#1
had a pontoon. would like to go frameless. fish tailwaters. no whitewater. 2 person capacity,
but would paddle solo occasionally. Budget under $1000. Hopefully way under that number.
What would you recommend? Thanks.
 

EHB86

Active Member
#2
Aire Lynx or Lynx II for a double. Super durable, paddle nice and fairly light. Used ones are usually around 700 or 800. They have an offshore version called the Aire Tributary.
 

Freestone

Not to be confused with freestoneangler
#3
As you want to fish two people, you have ruled out the absolute best inflatable fishing kayak, IMHO. If you can live with a solo boat, check out the Outcast Commander: http://www.outcastboats.com/outcast/products/?id=43 It is specifically designed for fishing and allows you to use fins, unlike most of the other inflatable kayaks on the market. After using fins with pontoons and float tubes, I have to say I hate fishing out of a kayak that I can't use fins with.

For double kayaks, the Aire kayak mentioned above is great. Another great choice would be an Innova kayak. Lots of models to choose from. I have the Helios II and a Safari and they are awesome IK's but rarely fish out of them as I can't use fins. http://www.innovakayak.com/
 
#4
Save money and buy an aquamarine 12' IK with high pressure floor. I paddled this over 32 miles of class 1-3 water up here in canada last weekend and it performed brilliantly. Cost $400 Also plenty of room for drybag and storage both bow and stearn. www.aquamarine.ca