Thursday, May 12, 2011

1 Person Kayaks vs. 2 Person Kayaks for Fishing

For many kayak anglers, a choice must be made between owning a one person or two person kayak.

What type of kayak is best for fishing?

Before buying a kayak of either type, paddlers may want to ask themselves several questions:

Will anglers be fishing most often as a pair or solo?

How much kayaking experience does each angler have?

What type of waters will be fished?

Are kayak rentals available nearby?

Advantages of 2 Person Kayaks

In most cases, fishing is easier as one angler can control the kayak while the other fights a fish or deals with other tasks.

Having 2 paddlers can increase speed, range and safety.

A single craft costs less than 2 individual kayaks.

Equipment can be shared by 2 people on these models.

Advantages of 1 Person Kayaks

Solo kayakers have more freedom.

One person kayaks tend to maneuver easier.

One person kayaks tend to be lighter and easier to transport.

One person kayakers are usually less expensive per unit than 2 occupant models.

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