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.
Concise overview of SUP types, how to organize your SUP for fishing, techniques, and recommended supplemental equipment to make your SUP ready for fishing from day one.
I’ve been fly fishing from a paddle board for a couple years, and these are some great tips. Highly recommended if you want to try fishing from a paddle board.
I really enjoyed this e-book it was very informative and gave me a better understanding on how to setup a sup for fishing.
The ebook was very helpful. I like the definative nature of it. Drew says what he likes and what he has narrowed down for himself. Great time saver for the rest of us who don’t have the time to fine tune our rigs.
After reading the guide to paddle board fishing I went out and purchased my own paddle board. It was my best move ever
The information in the book is great, definitely useful tips, but I was expecting additional information. The "book" is word for word the same as the SUP fishing article on the website.
Thank you for writing it. It was just what I needed
Covered all the topics I was wonder about. Simple.
I live on the water in Naples, FL. I’ve been looking for a portable fishing platform,
but hadn’t considered a SUP……it makes sense. Casting sitting down is a big problem for me. Drew covered everything I needed to know…….I highly recommend it.
Drew’s introduction to fishing on a SUP is a quick read packed with many real life applications and reasoning why he finds SUPs better for his fishing trips. I enjoyed the tips that he included for setting up the board best for a fishing platform. I look forward to reading more of Drew’s books on fishing and fly tying!