5 Tips for Outfitting a Canoe for Fishing


Make Sure You're Comfortable

Fishing is all about patience and taking your time. If you quickly become uncomfortable in your fishing vessel, your patience will run thin. So, comfortable seating may seem like a luxury, but any serious fishers who have been out for more than a few hours know that it's very important.

If your canoe only came with a bare bench, you should consider installing a cushioned backed seat. Some prefer to kneel, however. If you'd like that option, you should install adhesive kneeling pads. Carpet is a nice addition for those who like to kneel, as well, and it will help soundproof your canoe.

With these tips, and a little of your own creativity, you can see how easy it is to turn your canoe into a bona fide fishing vessel.

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