Submitted: 05-23-2002 by Manie
After weeks of running this yak up and down the rivers in my area, I am completely satisfied with the Sierra. It has proved to handle a beating better than I expected and its handling in rough water is great to.
At first kayaks may seem tipsy, but after hours of playing, I actually fill more safe in my yak than I do in my Old Town canoe. With the lower center of gravity, you have more control when hitting or bumping hidden rocks. I have also found that when in shallow water (1”-2”) you can just kind of shuffle along with a little body action, but this will result in some scratches, but that what its really made for.
At the moment I am rigging my yak for fishing mostly small mouth and a few largemouth. I have found it very easy to modify and during modifications I have discovered a few cheap but very effective ideas. I know when I was starting to modify mine; I had a hard time finding examples. So I will attach a link to my site so you all can get some ideas. I hope to get some more pics of the yaks on what in the next day or two. http://www.pbase.com/manie/whitesides_pics