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A brief look at Fishing kayaks and fishing equipment

Over the last few decades, fishing industry has experienced tremendous growth. Sport fishing in particular has been popularized as an outdoors activity in many countries across the globe. The reason for this growth can be attributed to the development of fishing kayaks that are inexpensive and require little maintenance. They occupy small space in the garage and can be easily launched on to the waters. Many anglers have specialized in customizing their kayaks for fishing while others are buying kayaks that are already customized.
Fishing kayaks come in different models. The most basic are the sit-in and sit-on-top kayaks. Sit-in kayaks refer to those kayaks with seats in a cock pit where the anglers sits as they fish. These kayaks require great skill to maneuver and hence they are best suited for skilled kayakers. They are narrow and long with limited storage space. These kayaks are mostly used by anglers who fish during winter as they help them keep warm and dry.
Sit-on-top kayaks on the other hand are the best for the inexperienced anglers. They are short and broad, a feature that enhances their stability. An angler can stand on top of the kayak and fish comfortably from a stationary position. These kayaks have scuppers that drain water continuously from the kayak. Sit-on top fishing kayaks can carry up to four peddlers at a go making them the best choice for tandem kayaking. It is easy to customize a sit-on-top kayak for fishing than a sit-in-kayak.
Inflatable fishing kayaks are the new development in kayak fishing. These are kayaks made from high quality PVC or rubber that is strengthened to enhance durability. They are extremely light and easily portable compared to other kayaks. Some are capable of carrying up to 600 pounds whilst weighing less than 60 pounds. Inflatable fishing kayaks are the best for beginners. They come with huge storage spaces where anglers can store fishing gear and other personal effects. Inflatable kayaks are suitable for tandem kayaking.
There has been also great achievement by fishing equipment manufacturers who have made the sport more accessible and enjoyable to both beginners and expert anglers. Specially designed fishing kayaks with advanced features such as rod holders, electronic fish finders, anchor systems and built in coolers have hit the industry with a bang. Traditional fishing equipment has been replaced by more efficient modern equipment that utilizes new technology.
Most of the fishing equipment has been designed for use in different environments and to achieve specific purpose. For instance, fishing equipment for use in salty waters is mostly made of graphite. This is so because graphite materials can tolerate saline environments. However, graphite is a weak material and therefore equipment made of graphite is not the best for use in rough environments or for catching big fish.
Aluminum on the other hand makes strong fishing equipment. They are mostly used for catching bigger fish in rough conditions. Aluminum on the other hand cannot be used in saline environments.