Fishing with stabilizers
Posted by: old_user on Jul-12-06 8:26 AM (EST)
When I fish i like to take all of my gear and i also like to stand up. I would hate to lose my gear while attempting to stand up in a canoe. I know most of you do not like stabilizers; but, will they allow me to stay dry while i stand in my canoe, fish from the canoe, and have a trolling motor on a motor mount? Thanks.
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Posted by: Bernie/CNY on Jul-12-06 9:57 AM (EST)
is to tether your gear in the event you do roll over.Outriggers will certainly aid stability but I dont care for them.What canoe are you paddeling or planning to buy?Many dont need outriggers for standing as they have plenty enough stability for that to start with.
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Posted by: old_user on Jul-12-06 9:59 AM (EST)
the commercial ones are too much of an investment for the return. You should do fine standing in the canoe with stabilizers. Haven't used them, but have plenty of pictures with guys standing and fly fishing from both canoes and sit inside kayaks with stablilzers. The commercial ones appear to ride out of the water when paddling, dipping into the water if you lean or move around in the craft. Go for it, fishing and floatation is all about being comfortable out on the water and being able to fish the way you want.
Posted by: old_user on Jul-12-06 10:24 AM (EST)
I have stabilizers on my Old Time Guide canoe and am very pleased with them. You can adjust them up and in for normal canoeing or out and down for fishing. I pop them on right before launch and pull them off before transport, easy on and off. You can move them forward or rearward depending if you are alone or have someone with you. I don't go often enough to be real comfortable standing without them, but do enjoy it when time permits.
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Posted by: jem on Jul-12-06 12:18 PM (EST)
for when i get to my spot and want stand, sit higher, or maybe pole a little. They will get stowed when I'm under way.
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Posted by: old_user on Jul-12-06 2:31 PM (EST)
kayakfishingstuff.com for examples of homemade stabilizers. Of course, those are mostly for kayaks, but the principal is the same. As far as fish getting tangled up in them, a lot depends on where you place them, I would think.
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Posted by: bugmannj on Jul-15-06 4:05 PM (EST)
when I say that stabilizers help keep me on the water. I'm 63 years old and know that if I were to capsize or fall out of my canoe ( Bell Angler) that it would be almost impossile to re-enter.
Posted by: old_user on Jul-16-06 10:17 PM (EST)
canoe and kayak stabilizers i found|
Posted by: old_user on Jul-01-08 12:39 PM (EST)
check this site out www.keywestpaddlesports.com the stabilizers for kayaks and canoe are only $139 plus they can be used with the bracket system $15.00 They work great