RE:Kayaks for fishing, Questions for the forum...
Not familiar with the kits but have met guys on the cape using handbuilt kayaks... very nice.
It would seem to me that the advantage of modern molded versions offer design flexibility like sit-on-top and the mini-tri "stealth" yak which allows one to stand up.
My buddy Don Baker at Sesuit Creek Outfitters' off exit 9 on rte 6 (Cape Cod, MA) offers several models including the stealth, eddyline, and an assortment of sit-on-top versions that (on first glance) appear to be the best choice.
I suppose it really depends on the application, I have been thinking of extending my time on Brewster Flats and making crossings to points and structure across inlets and river mouths with no access.
I'll see if Don will provide us with some insights...