There are a number of reasons many people select a sit-on-top kayak for capturing fish.
Flexibility & Comfort
This is a biggie. Among the big reasons top fishing kayaks has actually taken off over the last few years is due to the SOT (Sit-On Top).
In the old days of SIK (Sit-In-Kayaks) the paddler is restricted to a quite tiny cockpit. Now, that’s penalty for paddling about. Particularly if you intend to do it fast. As long as you had some experience, and were practiced in rolling (Eskimo) you understood you can navigate securely, whatever was thrown at you.
The trouble with SIKs was that being constrained to a tiny cabin suggested you could not move the real kayak very well at all.
Being able to freely move. Attract. Cast. Obtain your equipment established. These are all the little points that fishing folk need to do, and SOTs are a big benefit here.
Not just that, yet SOTs allow you to stand on the ‘yak, which is wonderful for having even more of a bird’s- eye view of what’s in fact taking place down there! Having the flexibility to move around additionally allows the kayaker stretch and move around. So you can avoid angling for longer. Win!
If you’re stuck in the one position and not able to move around freely, after that firstly, there a possibility that you will certainly start really feeling claustrophobic. As well as secondly, the opportunities of pains and discomforts setting in rises. Both are a outcome of sitting in the one position at all times.
Angling In Shallow Waters
This is kinda still within the adaptability group over, however hey, we wanted to break it up a little!
A SOT angling kayak permits you to conveniently enter as well as out of the kayak. Obtained waders? Well, you can quickly jump out and also fish from outside the ‘yak.
That’s not so very easy in a sit-in kayak. It can be a bit of a pain getting in and out of these, particularly if you’re doing it throughout the day. Actually, there’s more opportunity of capsizing the kayak when wearing waders.