Moderator - Lowah Keys
Joined: Feb. 2004
||Posted: Feb. 17 2004,17:45
Glad you had a great day of fish'n!
The 120 I'm sure is great for that, and don't want to try and come off like an expert, cuz I'm not. Also, I have not paddled the 120.
However...if you think you might be doing long distance, a lot of gear, or open water, consider a ~14-15ft yak such as OK Prowler or ScupperPro, Cobra ProFisherman or Tourer, or even maybe a T140.
I say that because if you happen to do any of those things even only once in a while, you have a yak more suitable for them, and it can still do the flatwater grove fish'n too.
I am speaking from the experience of buying a 12.5' yak and regretting it and taking a loss to get my Tourer, which I am very pleased with.
When you go up to FBO, I highly recommend you try any of those yaks if they have them. They are great about that, will let you try as many as you want....carry about all but Cobra. Then even if you still get the 120, you'll be certain that's what you wanted
Also, Sugarloaf will let you try their demo/rentals to get a feel for the styles. They've had a couple of Tourers forever and you might be able to low ball them ;) though I think the Prowler or pro fisherman are probably better.
If you want to, stop by sometime we can get my tourer into the canal and you can take it for a paddle in the bay just for comparison. I'm at 293-5956 in the daytime at Truman Annex. Working a lot of overtime and will be working part of the weekend, but Sat morning at 9am or Sun around noon are good times to do it.