nedakjohn

Kayak fly fishing

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3 hours ago, JRT said:

 

Why a shorter fly rod for kayak fishing? I've never really understood the logic of this?

Landing a fish in a sitting position is a PIA and you will be high sticking all day and risking tip explosion. 

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I fly fish out of my kayak as well as use it for access for wade fishing.  In the salt I use a 8ft 8in 8wt built on a McFarland fiberglass blank and also a 8ft 6in 6wt McFarland GTX fiberglass blank.  No worry about breaking the rod, even when a large bass decides to dive underneath the kayak and to the other side at the last minute.  The glass rods will flex deeper into the rod allowing you to fight the fish with the butt of the rod where the strength is.  The softer tips also protect lighter tippets when trout fishing for snooty fish.  

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Bass Pro Shops sells the White River Heat in 8 and 10wt. About $100. I bought one as a beater rod to swim out to rocks with in the surf, that I wouldn't be heartbroken (or just plain broke) if the rod broke. The rod is 7'10'' long and casts surprisingly well. I haven't fished it for long yet but will add to this report within the next few weeks, after I give it a good workout on some fish.

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I pulled the trigger on a maxcast 8ft 8wt fiberglass from ali express. $100 total + extra tip  quality of the rod is pretty decent. going from a sage saltwater rod to a fiberglass is way different.  rod bends from tip to handle which is to be expected from a fiberglass rod.

 

Will give a try later this week.

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