Submitted: 06-20-2005 by fmar
I wanted an OTC Dirigo from the first time I heard about them. I purchased my OTC Dirigo at LL Bean and it was the Angler Edition. So far I really like it. After adjusting some of my equipment to fit better (soft tackle bag vs hard tackle box, etc.) I have used my Dirigo at least 6 times. It is rugged, stable, and I really enjoy it. Even caught quite a few fish!
Down side. It is heavy and slow, slow, slow. Wish I had known about how slow it was. The weight I can handle but my wife in her Zydeco and almost everyone leaves me behind. I have never been physically taxed paddling, but I really have to work hard to keep up.