How many of you canoe/kayakers out there have tried your hand at fly fishing while sitting? I had read enough about it that I decided to see if I could do it. So, last week I threw my fly rod in the cargo bay to give it a try. I used my anchor trolley to position the kayak downwind, then deployed line into the water along the kayak. I then cast parallel to the kayak, figuring that I wouldn't hang up on my other rods and gear. After a few back-slaps and a couple of close calls with near-wind-knots, I achieved a decent cast. Then I got the hang of it. I was amazed how effectively I found myself casting. The restraint of keeping the line away from the boat actually seem to force me into making tight, clean loops in my cast. In fact, I don't think that I have ever been so effective in casting. It didn't take long until I was setting the fly thirty feet away from the boat. I didn't fool any fish, though. This is most likely because I was fairly unprepared. I had packed a few new flies that not been properly dressed, so they didn't float as they should. I'll be better prepared next time! :wink: BTW, my outfit includes a very flexible, seven foot rod loaded with 6 weight-forward line. I feel that WF line is essential for effectively fishing from a sitting position. WF line only requires one dry cast to lift the entire line from the water and send it forward. I only had to dry cast more whenever I wanted to deploy more line.