Jackson Kayaks call the Mayfly the “ultimate kayak fly fishing platform.” Yes, it’s hyperbole. With a design that strikes a great balance between speed and stability, while addressing the specific needs of fly fishermen, this thing make an excellent ride for anyone who wants to spend the day angling in the water.
Designed to aid in fly line management, the boat comes with a completely snag-free deck, with absolutely no place to get your line tied up, regardless of whether you’re hooking a fly, casting a line, or waiting for a bite while sipping on suds. It comes in a generous selection of colors, too, so you can totally blend in (or stand out) in your favorite fishing destinations.
To further aid in fly fishing activities, the Jackson Mayfly Kayak comes with a line anchor on the foot brace system to secure your fly line while paddling, along with integrated fly gear storage, flip-down fly box holders, dedicated storage for fly rods, and fly patches at various sections. It has a versatile hull that’s optimized for tracking, speed, and stability on slow-moving rivers, lakes, and ponds, with a wide open standing area, so you have plenty of room to move while casting or reeling.
Features include a front hatch with heavy duty locks, a single-piece foot brace, an all-metal gear track for tying down your cooler, a Platypus hydration system right behind the seat, and a new adjustable seat system for comfortable paddling. It measures 12’8’’, with a total weight capacity of 450 pounds.
Available now, the Jackson Mayfly Kayak is priced at $1,900.