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hello,
I was recently re-confronted with my desire to stand while fishing.

The idea of creating homemade outriggers for my 12ft yak for stabilization led me to take a step back and consider whether or not I could simply be better served by a different craft.
Currently I've got a used fishing kayak (perception pescador, not the pro model) and a small plastic "Jon" boat, the bass buggy type with a trolling motor.

I'd love a boat that I could stand from, still launch in the water by myself, preferably without a trailer (like I can with my yak), and still paddle if I didn't want to take the motor.
Which leads me to start researching here.

I could get rid of both my current boats for probably $650+ and have that towards the new boat. Maybe I just need a nicer more stable kayak, but I'm going to start entertaining the idea of other boats.

Thanks!
 

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Staying on the kayak-ish side, look up the Nucanoe Frontier with the casting bar. I’ve had my 12’ out a couple times, but no fishing yet. I hear the 95 degree days may be ending sometime this year. Check it out, but maybe the used market for the price.
 
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hello,
I was recently re-confronted with my desire to stand while fishing.

The idea of creating homemade outriggers for my 12ft yak for stabilization led me to take a step back and consider whether or not I could simply be better served by a different craft.
Currently I've got a used fishing kayak (perception pescador, not the pro model) and a small plastic "Jon" boat, the bass buggy type with a trolling motor.

I'd love a boat that I could stand from, still launch in the water by myself, preferably without a trailer (like I can with my yak), and still paddle if I didn't want to take the motor.
Which leads me to start researching here.

I could get rid of both my current boats for probably $650+ and have that towards the new boat. Maybe I just need a nicer more stable kayak, but I'm going to start entertaining the idea of other boats.
I know that it cost almost $2000, but the Jackson Mayfly may be just the ticket. Wide and stable enough to stand while casting/ fish sighting, and a clean layout to prevent line stagging.
Thanks!
 
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hello,
I was recently re-confronted with my desire to stand while fishing.

The idea of creating homemade outriggers for my 12ft yak for stabilization led me to take a step back and consider whether or not I could simply be better served by a different craft.
Currently I've got a used fishing kayak (perception pescador, not the pro model) and a small plastic "Jon" boat, the bass buggy type with a trolling motor.

I'd love a boat that I could stand from, still launch in the water by myself, preferably without a trailer (like I can with my yak), and still paddle if I didn't want to take the motor.
Which leads me to start researching here.

I could get rid of both my current boats for probably $650+ and have that towards the new boat. Maybe I just need a nicer more stable kayak, but I'm going to start entertaining the idea of other boats.
I don't know if my reply posted or not. My suggestion is to purchase a Jackson Mayfly. This model has been designed to be wide and stable enough to stand in while fishing or sight fishing and the deck is also designed to be snag free.
Thanks!
 
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hello,
I was recently re-confronted with my desire to stand while fishing.

The idea of creating homemade outriggers for my 12ft yak for stabilization led me to take a step back and consider whether or not I could simply be better served by a different craft.
Currently I've got a used fishing kayak (perception pescador, not the pro model) and a small plastic "Jon" boat, the bass buggy type with a trolling motor.

I'd love a boat that I could stand from, still launch in the water by myself, preferably without a trailer (like I can with my yak), and still paddle if I didn't want to take the motor.
Which leads me to start researching here.

I could get rid of both my current boats for probably $650+ and have that towards the new boat. Maybe I just need a nicer more stable kayak, but I'm going to start entertaining the idea of other boats.
Sorry orey, I honestly don't know what's going on with posting tonight. I think that you'll see my thoughts if you expand your post.
Thanks!
 

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Not trying to dissuade anyone from getting a micro... but, There are quite a few kayaks and hybrids now that are designed to stand in just fine and are incredibly stable... that being said ... i made a set of outriggers for my kayak with pvc and some floats from some old turtle teds that never got used... pain to paddle with them down but as far as drifting flats and such they work well.
 

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Thanks for the suggestion. Interested why you might suggest the mayfly over the Jackson bite?

All these hybrid and kayak recommendations do have me leaning that direction, so my thread my devolve away from microskiff focused but we'll see.
 
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Thanks for the suggestion. Interested why you might suggest the mayfly over the Jackson bite?

All these hybrid and kayak recommendations do have me leaning that direction, so my thread my devolve away from microskiff focused but we'll see.
I think that the Bite is a great choice [1/2 the price of a Mayfly and you could customize as needed]. I like the Mayfly for the layout [rod/reel holders, snagfree deck area].
 

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That amigo looks great and has great reviews. I think i would be interested in the Adios one as well because it's a little smaller but I also think it's more expensive?
The amigo is rotomolded that’s why I went with it was durability. Also the therofoam yaks in there line up have a an issue with leaking over time due to the two piece construction. If you go the Diablo route get the skeg these yaks can be difficult in the wind without it. The Amigo is a taste heavier but it was worth it to me to gain durability and piece of mind lol.
 

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I have an Ocean Kayak Trident 13 and an Ocean Kayak Torque. I can easily strand up in either, without outriggers. Have you tried standing in your Pescador? You may just be pleasantly surprised. It will feel unstable initially, but you will quickly learn that it's much more stable than it feels. On the other hand, if you're just looking for an excuse to buy a new boat, forget I said anything.
 
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Staying on the kayak-ish side, look up the Nucanoe Frontier with the casting bar. I’ve had my 12’ out a couple times, but no fishing yet. I hear the 95 degree days may be ending sometime this year. Check it out, but maybe the used market for the price.
I've paddled the NuCanoe. It is almost untippable!
 

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We have a Jackson Cuda 12 and a Cuda 14. 2015 and 2013 models respectively just a more basic layout on the deck. Still have 3 rod holders and plenty of rod storage in the hatch. I haven’t tried in the 12 but I can stand and fly fish on the 14 all day with no problem.
 

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That amigo looks great and has great reviews. I think i would be interested in the Adios one as well because it's a little smaller but I also think it's more expensive?
I got started on a Diablo Adios. Great paddle craft for stand up fishing. Very stable.

The only thing I like better than my old Diablo is probably my canoe simply because its easier to paddle and more versatile.

 

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Really been wishing I could respond to this thread. Something happened to my account and all my posts kept getting blocked and I couldn't even respond to the admins.
Anyway, what's the best combo of lightweight and good standing stability ? Is there a canoe that has those reverse chine kindof things that makes the gheenoe so great, has a square back, but is smaller and lighter than a gheenoe? I'd like to continue to be able to load in and out of my truck bed and I have a very short truck bed
 

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Anyway, what's the best combo of lightweight and good standing stability ? Is there a canoe that has those reverse chine kindof things that makes the gheenoe so great, has a square back, but is smaller and lighter than a gheenoe? I'd like to continue to be able to load in and out of my truck bed and I have a very short truck bed

The Dolphin Mangrove is supposed to be a lot higher quality than the Gheenoe. A guy on FSWFF had both and said it was like a legit skiff quality. I haven't been in it though. https://www.dolphinboats.com/15-ft-mangrove-canoe If you want one person and an engine the soloskiff is awesome. If you still want to paddle, the diablo is great for standing. I've had both.
 
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