Fly fishing is a sport all its own, and when you start kayak fly fishing, you will learn the fine art of facial piercings. Not just on you either, your buddy will get a few new ones as well!
If you are just starting out kayak fly fishing, you can expect to end up with at least one new piercing. I recommend learning how to toss a fly before you sit down inside of a kayak and begin your journey. It is a dangerous venture being out on a skinny creek with a newbie fly angler.
Sitting inside of a kayak, or even on top of a kayak, and chucking a fly is a great way to catch fish. But the position that you are in doesn’t lend itself to tossing all that line. There are also a lot of places for your stripped line to get hung up on.
Hobie, and Wilderness Systems make a few kayaks that you can stand up on. Native Watercraft has a canoe/kayak hybrid that is great for fly fishing. It has incredible stability, and paddles like a dream. Minimal snags for your line, and even have an addon for a stripping basket.
I recommend getting out on a small retention pond with a lightweight 1wt or 2wt rod, and some small panfish or bass flies to learn your casting technique. This will ensure that when it comes time to go out with your buddies for a kayak fly fishing trip, you will be up to par. At least you wont snag anyones ears!
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