Bought a Diablo Adios today. http://www.diablopaddlesports.com/ Crazy craft. A hybrid critter, half SOT kayak, half SUP. Stability, you ask? In spades my brother. A yard wide. You can stand right up, drift with the wind and fly cast all day long. Gotta love that. Finally I’m fishing the Florida flats for real.
Sure flats boats are way cool. So why a “yak”. Well you’re talking with a guy that rowed a McKenzie boat for over a decade. At heart I’m a small craft dude, bigger boats have never called to me. I love the physical nature of rowing and paddling. Muscle, sinew, and bone against the elements. It feels so very right, so very real. Its also clean, cost effective, sleathly, sight-fishing capable, and you can get out an wade! Ecologically friendly? Yup. Doing my part to keep things green too. Screw those deep-vee hull and their tripower outboards. May they find a home in Hades.
Hit the flats around 7 Am this morning. Light SE winds. Took 5 minutes to paddle from the marina to the promised land. Caught a few fish, saw thousands more. Fun