I have oogled some great kayak outfitting on the various internet sites where there are yakkers that live and breathe such stuff. Funny thing is that I have never been motivated to jump on the big upgrade bandwagon. In fact, every time I get the hankerin' to trick my yak, I go fishing; I get cured almost instantly. I find that every time I go through the load and unload procedure, I find myself leaving more behind. Who needs a rod in every rod holder? In fact, simplicity and efficiency is the key to a fulfilling outing on the water. You'll never drive a Winnebago down the Appalachian Trail. A hiker that successfully makes the 2,200-mile trek will tell you that every ounce matters. The same holds true for a great kayak fishing experience, in my opinion. The key to a great kayak fishing configuration is the platform--the kayak itself. New angler models come outfitted with everything you need, just about. You need a comfortable seat, absolutely. A good anchor system, well appointed storage, recessed and swivel rod mounts, easy dry storage access: all are important factors to consider. Stability is another factor to watch for; a stable kayak will not need outriggers (unless you are fly fishing standing up, perhaps). On my kayak I can only think of three things that I need to add: a rudder, an anchor trolley, and a camera mount. The rest came pre-installed. And about the equipment, I'll continue fine tuning downward. For instance, do I really need a catfish rod? I've seen some great line spool ideas that are hand deployed over the side that don't require a long rod. Perhaps you have other space-saving and/or weight-saving ideas to share!