Posted by: crowan1900 on May-16-10 10:44 AM (EST)
I fish from a Hobie Revolution. It's not the latest model of fishing kayak from Hobie, but it's a good one. I recommend the Revo or equivalent from Hobie because of its stability, durability, performance, and optional accessories. Accessories like the Mirage Drive, sail kit, live well, inflatable stabilizers, and more. It's a kayak you can grow old with. Start out paddling, like a regular kayak. It tracks well enough without the rudder. When your arms get tired (or you just want to relax and enjoy the scenery), start peddling. If the wind is right, hoist the sail. Want to stand and fish? A few breaths into the inflatables and the kayak is stable enough to stand in. I put a small ice chest behind the seat and sit on it. Very comfortable. The Revo is one tough little beast, too. I've been in very rough conditions and felt completely at ease. The Mirage Drive provides constant torque that paddling alone cannot match. You're always moving forward no matter how windy it gets.
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