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As one grows older, one usually grows wiser, and more cautious. Many elderly anglers who have fished from a kayak realize it’s a no go, because even the stablest sit-in, SOT or hybrid fishing kayak does not offer adequate comfort … Continue reading
A new article on Micronautical, the kayak design magazine, discusses the importance of stability in fishing kayaks, and how to design a kayak for greater stability. It’s an interesting read for elderly anglers, as well as for those who suffer … Continue reading
For most anglers, kayak fishing is an extreme sport. Extreme in the sense that an angler fishing from a kayak is compelled to give up the two essential things that any regular fishing motorboat provides, which are adequate stability and … Continue reading
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. Continue reading