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Stand-up casting stability of the FX15

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#1 Allanb



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Posted 27 July 2017 - 12:28 AM

G'day Fellas,


First time poster, long time lurker. Great community you have here. Unfortunately I need to fly 2.5 hrs to get to the nearest stockist to take anything for a test drive. I'm very close to pulling the trigger on a FX15 tandem as it seems to fit most of my requirements. 


I want to be able to solo paddle, and take a pax from time to time CHECK. 


Fairly easy to rooftop transport CHECK.


Smooth tracking and stable craft CHECK.


Easily rigged for fishing or just a leisurely paddle CHECK.


I will mostly be using the FX15 for solo fishing for our native Bass here in Australia. This will mostly be in impoundments, lakes, and from time to time rivers. One of the things I want to be able to do is stand and cast/retrieve as it's an essential part of some retrieval techniques.


I've read through all the FX posts on here and watched as many videos as I can find but can't seem to get a definitive answer. 


Is anyone flicking lures around whilst standing from the FX with confidence? If so I'm pretty much sold on one.





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Posted 27 July 2017 - 05:38 AM

Welcome to the forum, Al.


I don't have any trouble standing and casting in the FX 12. While the 12 requires a little more balance coordination, I can do the same in the FX 15 with ease. I'm 6' and 190 lbs.

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 12:06 PM

yes -- i have no issues in my FX12 casting or fly fishing -- just keep the cockpit clean so you've got a good spot to stand and be ready to sit down if things get sketchy


work on your core/balance too, i'd say its 33% boat, 66% you for stability

#4 Allanb



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Posted 27 July 2017 - 05:33 PM

Thanks for the quick reply fellas,


I'm a similar size myself, so that gives me confidence. My balance is pretty good, I guess it'll just be a case of getting used to this particular boats movements.

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 09:35 AM

Love my fx12, however I have a little trouble standing,-------I am very lucky to still kayak------
Only 78 years under my belt.
Enjoy your time on the water. Stay safe
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