As a fly designer and avid fly angler, I spend an extensive amount of time on the water analyzing fish, their diet and feeding behaviors so I can create highly effective flies. Testing my flies while remaining undetected is paramount. One of my favorite ways to get out there and present my feathery creations is on my SUP.
After 5 years of testing and tweaking my flies from a paddle board, (which equates to over 1,000 hours of SUP fly fishing) I have become comfortable and successful fishing from this platform. I have also fine tuned how I like to rig my SUP and fish from it. I like to have the minimal amount of gear on the board as possible … and what I bring, are the bare essentials to be comfortable, safe, and effective fishing.
In an effort to share what I have learned, and fast track your SUP fly fishing success, I have distilled my experiences, trials and errors, down into a detailed instructional guide.
In this 25 page eBook I discuss:
- Why SUPs are so effective for fly fishing
- Pro’s and con’s between models
- How I set up my board
- Fly fishing best practices
- Other key gear and essentials
The detailed instructions and clear photos in this book will ensure you have the know how needed to set up and get started fishing off your own SUP as efficiently as possible on day 1.
This was a great way to look at how someone else has built their own system. I primarily fish from a boat and am currently rebuilding a skiff. This helped me take a step back and think about only the necessities.
Great help to start with paddle board fly fishing.
Very informative and a little mind blowing. As a Kayaker in Florida I was a little skeptical about a paddle board back in the mangroves. But after reading this book I can see myself using one of these, specifically the inflatables.
My husband I and love to fly fish from our kayaks, but sight casting is close to impossible from a sitting position. We hadn’t really explored fly fishing from an SUP, and Drew’s ebook is loaded with great tips and tricks. From his research, Drew demonstrates the SUP is clearly a viable option that provides access to super skinny water, excellent visual perspective, and still stable enough to get you where you want to go! Loved the opportunity to learn more about it!
Well written and explained introduction to SUP fishing. Can't wait to try it out!
This ebook quickly and easily broke down some of the complications with fly fishing from a paddle board. It’s a fun read and makes you want to get out there and try it.
Quick read from a great source. Breaks down the basics of why to get into SUP fishing, where to get started and what equipment is needed. Nice to see a guide being created for this niche market within fly fishing. Thanks Drew!
Good info. Just wish more info on PFD's and board leashes.
Excellent guide for stepping into the arena with SUP fishing. Drew explains in a simple manner on how to set up your rig. I like to fly fish off my rig so maintaining space and managing line is crucial. Also different configurations are necessary based on what type of water I’m fishing. I’m still trying to dial in my inflatable for class 2 whitewater while chasing stripes and spotted bass.