Jackson Kayak MayFly 12/8 Kayak Review
As the name suggests, the MayFly 12/8 from Jackson Kayak is an angling kayak designed specifically for fly fishing.
The obvious is the MayFly design is optimized for stability and user-friendliness with a wide beam, plenty of storage features, and pre-installed traction pads to prevent while standing. However, the specific challenges faced by kayak fly anglers were recognized by Jackson and addressed accordingly. Fly line management is a major concern for this form of fishing, which is why a clean, open deck concept is featured to prevent hangups during casts and line retrieval; the unique footrests utilize a snag-free design while retaining adjustability
The MayFly is packed full of fishy features to maximize your kayak fly fishing experience. Protected fly box storage, rod staging and storage options, as well as integrated fly patches come standard along with Jackson's new Elite Premium Seating System. The seat is easily adjust forward and aft and includes both a high and low position as well as a lumbar support pad to increase comfort. When removed, the seating area is the perfect size for a cooler (Orion Cooler from Jackson is recommended).
- Snag-free wide open standing area
- Snag-free one-piece foot brace system with line anchor to secure fly line while paddling
- Large stern tank well
- Snag-free bungee flip down fly box holders lined with foam
- Storage for fly gear like nippers, forceps and tippet
- Integrated fly patch for quick access to flies
- Bow hatch storage bin for fly vests, hip packs, or others items for easy access when wade fishing
- Aluminum accessory tracks for mounting accessories or a casting brace
- Raymarine transducer scupper
- Specialized fly rod storage with molded in reel pockets that allow for forward or reverse rod storage
- Rod butt props to help with line tangles
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Polyethylene ~ 94 lbs / 42.6 kg$2279.00