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.
- Allard, Tim. "Outfitting Your Fishing Canoe." BassPro.com. (July 6, 2012) http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CFPage?catalogId=10001&langId=-1&mode=article&objectID=30095&storeId=10151
- Gaston, Charlie. "How to Outfit a Canoe for Fly Fishing." Trails.com. (July 6, 2012) http://www.trails.com/how_41391_outfit-canoe-fly-fishing.html
- Gray, Daniel A., Stephen Gorman. "Knack Canoeing for Everyone." Globe Pequot, 2009. (July 6, 2012) http://books.google.com/books?id=J7XSJKb3-lYC
- Mitchell, Rickey Noel. "Orvis Guide to Personal Fishing Craft." Globe Pequot, 2007. (July 6, 2012) http://books.google.com/books?id=DT8a077uCFYC
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