James McBeath from Jackson Kayak is here to share the story of Jackson and how to choose a kayak for fly fishing and your next big adventure. Jackson has been a leader in the kayak space for many years and has a number of custom models designs for anglers.
James walks us through the best kayaks for the ocean and for the lake. We dig into the best boat for bass and the best boat for trout. James sheds light on the best kayak for standing and fishing vs the best for gear storage. This is your kayak fishing 101 podcast so let’s get into it. Click the play button and listen or read the full transcript below.
Click below and listen the Kayak for Fly Fishing Podcast with James McBeath:
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Choosing a Kayak for Fly Fishing Show Notes
01:00 – The Drift Boat podcast with Roger Fletcher here.
13:00 – Find a Dealer app on the Jackson site will help you find a good local resource for going deeper before purchasing.
23:50 – The staxx kayak is great for standing and for the kids.
25:30 – James noted his NRS dry bags. Jim Macallister from NRS was on the podcast in episode 218.
29:50 – YakAttack is one of the great accessory companies for kayaks.
35:50 – The sportsman pilot trolling motor
38:50 – The Traverse has a gear track and can run whitewater. Here’s a video that walks you through it.
41:50 – The Coosa HD is more maneuverable and has more cover.
44:10 – The cousa FD is the pedal drive boat that’s good for off shore.
44:50 – The NRS episode 218 with Jim MacAllister. We hear the story of Bill Parks and the amazing company that NRS has become.
1:02:00 – Serial is the podcast James has listed high in his queue
You can find James at JacksonAdventures.com
Kayak for Fly Fishing Resources
Videos Noted in the Show
Conclusion with James McBeath
James McBeath brings the good stuff today as he shares the best boats and accessories when choosing your next kayak. Jackson has a number of specialized boat that will meet your fishing needs whether in shore or off or rivers or stillwater.