Looking for a yak.
I am looking to purchase my first yak.
I have a few questions:
I am new to kayaking, although I have canoed quite a bit. But I am defintely a beginner in the idea of fishing from a 1 man small boat.
I am looking for a sit on top boat that is:
2. Easy to launch from an Ocean beach, but some flats and calm water.
4. Relatively easy to paddle, although I generally will not be taking long trips (couple of miles max)
5. Not too expensive (want to see if i like the fishing from a yak concept before I invest too much).
6. If I do like this type of fishing, I would like to be able to pass the yak down to wife or kids so that I can "move up"
Also, a lot of companies offer "fishing" models of kayaks. These seem more expensive, but come equiped with rod holders/anchors and other fishing related accessories.
Is it worth it to purchase one of these models?
I searched the board and saw some recommendations for Pungo 120 or 140. But that is about it.
It seems like there are two kinds sit on top kayaks. The short -fat ones (10-12 feet) and the 14 foot ones. Which is best?
Also, how hard/easy is it to cast an 8wt from these? or do most people use lighter tacke?
Thanks in advance for the info.