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Videos: Fly Fishing with Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUPs)

From the looks of the videos, fly fishing from stand up paddle boards has one thing in common with professional women’s beach volleyball: buff bodies and tiny bikinis.  Is it enough to generate support for televised tournaments?   Who knows? … more

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Stand Up Paddleboards 101

Stand Up Paddleboards (SUP) originated in Hawaii as an easy way for surf instructors and photographers to better see what was going on around them. The popularity of SUPs has increased dramatically over recent years, with fly anglers beginning to take … more

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That SUP Thing

Linda Brown sells stand-up paddleboards.  She teaches yoga and fitness, and she also throws flies from what she calls the perfect vessel for flat-water fishing.  “‘I fly fish and you can sneak up on the fish, unlike any other effort I … more

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Three Watercraft from Hobie Cat

Pro Angler The 13-foot 8-inch long by 38-inch wide Pro Angler from Hobie Cat is designed for those who want the amenities of a large boat, including stability and spacious storage, combined with the user-friendly benefits of a smaller fishing boat … more

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The Flow Skiff from Adipose Boatworks

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Adipose Boatworks‘s Flow Skiff is 15-feet 4-inches long and has a 58-inch-wide bottom. This gives the boat a large footprint on the water, allowing it to float higher and drier. This wide footprint makes the boat more stable when weight … more

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The Flow Skiff from Adipose Boatworks

Adipose Boatworks‘s Flow Skiff is 15-feet 4-inches long and has a 58-inch-wide bottom. This gives the boat a large footprint on the water, allowing it to float higher and drier. This wide footprint makes the boat more stable when weight … more

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Three Watercraft from Hobie Cat

The 13-foot 8-inch long by 38-inch wide Pro Angler is designed to facilitate the fishing experience for those who want the amenities of a large boat, including stability and spacious storage combined with the user-friendly benefits of a smaller fishing boat, such as light weight, maneuverability, and economic advantage. more

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Outcast Sporting Gear

The Featherlight 9 is designed for fly-in trips or any situation in which weight is a critical factor. The frame is simple and strapless and attaches to a pair of 9’pontoons built with Ferrari PVC and high-quality urethane bladders. “Light-weight” does not imply that this is a stripped down model; the Featherlight 9 comes with more

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Diablo Paddlesports’ Kayak/Stand-Up-Paddleboard Hybrid Watercraft

Diablo Paddlesports has taken an innovative approach to building a watercraft which allows anglers to stand up and fish, but also sit down and paddle — or vise versa. They took the maneuverability of a kayak and combined it with the stability of a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) for their first model, the Adios (12.5-feet long x 36-inches wide; $1600). For 2011, they are releasing a new model, the Chupacabra. The Chupacabra is a more

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New from Freedom Hawk Kayaks

At 60 pounds, this is the lightest stand up kayak in the Freedom Hawk fleet. The canoe style/hybrid hull is perfect for fishing inshore or inland waters. Once you’ve poled, paddled, or motored to where you want to fish, just deploy the outriggers for stand-up sighting and casting. The Freedom 12 Ultralight can be disassembled into 3 pieces in 30 secs, the company says, for easy loading and storage. more

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