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Old 10-01-2002, 03:59 PM
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Contemplating a Kayak

Newbie considering a kayak. Any tips on models and/or types?
Merits of Sit In v. Sit On, etc? I plan on fishing mainly the waters of the CT & RI Coast. Some surf work is not out of the question.
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Old 10-01-2002, 05:55 PM
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check out the freq asked ques and search old posts, this has been a topic for much debate and there is alot of information here...
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Old 10-01-2002, 06:10 PM
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Definately take Shauns advise and search the board...

You cant go wrong with a Pungo however... Can handle a little chop (my ride angler SOT does not like much chop so I must pick my days carfully)...

Tarpon Angler SOT would be my first choice but that is just my opinion and many others here will think contrary...

Best of luck!

I fish CT often. When you get setup look me up..

Generally I yak fish alone and that is dangerous.. Need a fellow yakker tunoid fisher in CT area to venture with...

Feel free to email me and I will share my moderate experience with you...

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Old 10-01-2002, 07:59 PM
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I recommend you get a Tarpon. I have one, I use it where ever I want. I got a basic one and for not much trouble I outfitted it. The new ones are a bit lighter, weight can be an issue. Angler option is pretty good the way it comes. Rudder is probably a good option too. You should paddle a kayak before you buy it if you can.

I'm in CT and emailed you 2 weeks ago, no response. You want to fish?
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Old 10-01-2002, 08:55 PM
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Tarpon SOT .I have 2
Show me a better all around yak I will buy it.
Already had a Pungo.Will never go back to a Sink.
Fish it anywhere .Close to 400 hrs this year.
Its a longer yak.Gives ya more speed wich = greater range with less strokes.Handles the rough stuff.Its quiet not much hull slap in skinny water sorties.Handles the big stuff great to got hit with a couple of 4-5 ft swells in a rip from behind.Got dumped on pretty hard with a couple of 3 footers .Scared the crap out of me.Got the hek out of there .But it handled it great.Watched Wes take a 2 ft with a white hat on broadside while changing a lure no problem.Much easier to self recue on a SOT.
Sure some one can claim that if you had a sea kayak it would be better for out in the big stuff they are right .But for all around yak fishing like most of guys do you cant beat it.
Cant ya tell I love my Tarpons
Check them out.If you want to demo my spare one let me know.Would be glad to help you out.
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