Are you planning on taking a fishing trip out on your SUP? Whether you are a beginner or an expert when it comes to fishing, it never hurts to get a little refresher. The professionals at Sealed Air Repairs Inc. want to remind you of some friendly do’s and don’t when it comes to fishing. Trust our experts. We also specialize in inflatable SUP repair across the USA.
The Biggest Catch
As fishermen, in order to make our good day into an epic one, we pride ourselves in understanding the specifics of our discipline. We must make slight adjustments in order to increase our success. Maybe this is why you chose SUP fishing.
You choose a SUP boat for a reason. They are portable, inexpensive, and they also let you get in places bigger watercraft will never allow you to enter. This is why SUP fishing is so rewarding. However, if you miss some key points when it comes to the basics of SUP fishing, your fishing experience can quickly become a quick failure.
Tip For a Successful SUP Experience
- Work With the Elements
- SUPs are lightweight and ride high on the water’s surface, needless to say current and wind can play a significant role in your day. Make sure you are taking into account the wind, currents, and tide when choosing your fishing grounds. More often than not, you will be fighting at least one element when paddling to or from your fishing destination. It’s important to work with the winds, tides, and currents to move you in the direction that you want to fish or to help you work a section of water. And remember that you will have to paddle back to where you put in, keeping in mind that it may be against the elements.
- Carry A Small Anchor
- I always carry a small anchor with me when I’m SUP fishing, and use it every time I’m out on the water for one reason or another. I will often paddle to a fishy spot and anchor up. This enables me to spend more time fishing without having to focus on getting into position. Let’s say you are drifting through a hot spot and break a fly off. It’s a great idea to delicately drop an anchor and re-tie so you don’t miss an opportunity for a strike.
- Line Management
- This is always an important issue. When it’s done correctly, you are ready for the next cast. And when you hook a monster and the run is on, your line will slide smoothly through the eyes of your fly rod, “knot free.” Here are some solutions to managing your line effectively on a SUP:
- Stripping Mat: a spiky mat that lays on your paddleboard at your feet and collects your line as you retrieve your fly. The mat helps to keep your line on the board when a wave comes by and washes your neat pile of fly line off. Also, the mat protects from the wind tangling your line.
- Stripping Basket: Some anglers prefer this because they can wear it around their waist. The basket serves the same purpose as the mat. It just boils down to personal preference.
- You have two basic options: attaching your gear to your paddle board deck rigging in a dry bag or carrying your equipment on your back in a waterproof pack. Either way, you go, make sure that your gear is quickly accessible and that you can reach it comfortably from your paddling position. Having all your essentials within reach with aid in easy fly changes, or in switching to a sinking line when the fish are deeper than expected.
- There are plenty of boards on the market that offer certain combinations of accessories tailored for fishing that will help you to streamline your experience. But every SUP enthusiast has his or her own preferences, and focusing on how you use of your fishing equipment and constantly tweaking them will help you to become a pro in no time. Remember, hooking a big fish on your SUP is the best free ride in town! As always, enjoy your time on the water connecting to the outdoors, and fish on!
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We want your SUP fishing experience to be the best one it can possibly be. Be sure to follow these simple tips, and we promise your trip will be nothing short of amazing. Sealed Air Repairs Inc. has all the information you need and also specializes in inflatable SUP repair. Call us today for more information anywhere in the USA.