I rented a SOT kayak from Loveland Canoe and did a 5 mile float on Sunday, and fell in love. I cannot wait to get a kayak. My question is how most of you float the river. Do you use a livery? When I do get a kayak, I'm going to be going solo most of the time.
My other question is concerning the Perception Sport Pescador 10.0 Kayak. I searched the forums and didn't really find any specific info about it here. Anyone have experience with this model?
I'm fortunate....I have two teenagers at home with drivers licenses....I make them drop me off/pick me up.....i have used liveries before also.....some stretches of the river i frequent flows slow enough that i can paddle upstream and then fish my way back or fish my way downstream and then paddle back up...
Exactly what USMC_Galloway said. OR, come up with your own method.
All of use float a little weird, whatever you like to do to get the job done works.
Some guys have little trailers they hook to a bike and ride back up to the car, etc.
Just get out there. It's always work, and rarely disappoints.
Flat water is also an option. I know that not everyone enjoys it as much as I do, but I use my kayak on lakes. Once in a while I have to fight some wind, but I don't have to worry about current carrying me farther from my vehicle. I've put 162 miles on my kayak so far this year... all on flat water (I carry a handheld GPS to measure speed and distance). Just another option if you're kayaking alone.
Thanks for the tips. I can't wait to get started. I've been pretty stressed out lately, and while I was floating down the river I was the most relaxed I've been in awhile.
It's definitely a stress reducer. I find wading to be the same relaxer.
To answer your question about the pescador, my understanding is that it is virtually identical in design to the Wilderness Systems Tarpon. A few minor differences including the seat, but hull design etc. are supposed to be the same. I'm sure you've heard of the Tarpon, which has been super popular for quite a while