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Slow & Stealthy: Making the Case for a Midlife Kayak

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Slow & Stealthy: Making the Case for a Midlife Kayak
There are many reasons to fish from a kayak, but perhaps the most important is stealth. Kayaks are quiet and sit low in the water. They allow you to get close to the fish without alarming them. At times, this helps you catch more fish, and it helps you observe things that you’d likely never see in a larger craft. (George Daniel photo)

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As I evolve from a trout snob into a fish bum, I’m beginning to explore countless new waters close to home, which hold healthy numbers of warmwater species. Compared to my trout waters—where walking and wading opportunities are endless—these larger warmwater fisheries are better accessed using watercraft. As a result, I’ve gone down the rabbit hole that threatens all fly fishers wanting to take...

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