Getting more specific...
Posted by: steve_in_idaho on May-07-10 12:19 PM (EST)
...for non-specific use.
Tandem canoes I know to be good for all-around use and (at least) decent performers, no more than 65lds, that solo well enough...
Old Town Penobscot (much easier to solo than the Camper)
Mad River Malecite
There are others I'm not familiar with, of course - but those are the ones that I am very comfortable in recommending to someone new to canoeing who doesn't want to concentrate on one type of water or one style of paddling.
All four are easy to fish from (assumes you take the time to get familiar with the way they handle, and you are not somehow physically challenged) Of the four, the Penobscot seems to show up more in the used market - probably for no other reason except that there are so many of them out there).
I own two of the four, and have no intentions of letting them go. They are easy enough for a beginner to use, but perform well enough that you probably won't get bored with them.