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Old 05-16-2018   #1
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Fishing IK

Sorry if this has been discussed before..

Looking to purchase an inflatable kayak or raft that has a drop stitch floor for standing while casting, is compatible with a mounted rowing platform, and can fold up/disassemble for transport in my hatchback. I live in an apartment in DC and storage space is limited.

Will be predominately on rivers - not much lake or sea use. Be nice to have room for an extra person, but definitely myself with gear for some overnight trips.

I feel like all this is a tall order! I've been looking at the Sea Eagle line but not sure about their durability and the rowing system. The NRS pike looks great, but not being able to sit above the floor I feel would be difficult.

Can anyone point me in the right direction? Not afraid to spend some money on a decent rig.

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Old 05-16-2018   #2
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Why a ducky instead of a raft? Check out a small NRS with a frame that you can disassemble. Much more versatile.
PS If you run into Trump Up there in DC tell him to give me a call. I have some questions.
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Old 05-16-2018   #3
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Really it's just a space issue. I've looked at some of the smaller Outlaws, but not sure if they can be folded up? Any recs?

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Old 05-16-2018   #4
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Allot of new fisher folks looking at solo river rigs mentally gloss over that they still need to run a shuttle. Then after awhile, the solo rig just sits around unused due to the hassles or expense of solo shuttles.

Just something to realistically look at before buying. can pretty much always fill seats and thus have shuttle help.

That Pike looks okay on the cheap side of things. I think you're going to be dumping out your waders allot if you try standing, fishing and floating downstream though.
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Old 05-16-2018   #5
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You want a one man pontoon. You don't need the ability to stand on rivers, but you do need the ability to maintain direction and manuever without using your hands, with a pontoon you can use flippers to guide the rig while your hands fish. Outcast, fish cat (outcast made cheaper version), scadden, a few others make this type of rig. Breakdown frames and oars, most of them can breakdown into a duffel bag.

You could go IK or something but it would be more of a get to the spots, stop and fish thing. With a two man I wouldn't stand and fish without some kind of lean bar. Doesn't sound like you have the room for a sit on top.
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