Hobie Angler wrote:
It is good to see a lot of the new Pro Anglers selling... Funny thing is I fish the area of east Central Florida and up along the east/southeast coast of Florida often, but I am yet to see a PA out there when I am fishing. With the new improvements including the Vantage seat, I think we will see more PA's on the water soon.
Good Luck and enjoy the ride, Peppedog.
That's because we fish the IR where we are not likely to be followed. 8^)
But honestly, if you visit any of the IFA events, you will note that sometimes a third to half can be hobie boats, and very often these are pro anglers. And most certainly the anglers making the walk to the podium--75% to sometimes 100% are PA boats.
Same story with boat tournaments. While they are boats of all kinds, you don't typically see a Bayliner taking first, but the guys in the high end rocket sleds usually end up on top. Kayaks, the same way. As you get to the top level, the top level guys all run the top level equipment.
For pure recreational angling, cost may be a greater factor and then transport of the kayak might win out. For the th guy who wants every advantage, above all else, that's probably the PA guy.
And the local dealer certainly has an awful lot to do with what brand and model are in the local waters.