I’m not going to discuss this subject again, since it’s pretty clear to anyone with some basic intelligence and a practical sense that you can’t fish safely and confidently while standing up on a kayak, unless you’re a small person with some excellent sense of balance, and in really good shape.
The other option is to own a W fishing kayak.
The web is filled with images showing anglers standing up on their kayaks. Some images show them trying to paddle their kayaks while standing. Some dudes are even seen in video casting standing.
Have a look at the picture below:
The picture shows two loggers having fun standing on a log in the middle of the river. It’s possible to imagine them casting a line too, but does it mean that logs are suitable to stand up fishing?
I don’t think so!
The problem is the same with all fishing kayaks, except the 500 model from Wavewalk:
You can make an effort and raise from your seat, and carefully stand up on your feet, and then what? You’re bound to make a constant effort to balance yourself, and get tired in a short time. And then, something will make you lose your balance, and you’ll fall overboard, for lack of any other option.
Sounds good? -Not to me!
The w500 is different not just because it’s considerably more stable than all other fishing kayaks out there, but it’s also the only one that features a high seat that makes switching from the seated positions to standing up easy. It’s done naturally and effortless, and most important of all: If you’re standing up and losing your balance, you’ll fall on the high saddle between your legs, and re-stabilize yourself instantly and effortlessly. This means you have a Plan B, and a good one.