On this trip I paddled upstream a good .5 miles to some ripples with some heavy current coming down. I did this same trip the week before in my Big Tuna and had a heck of a time getting up even though I got up I can't say I enjoyed it with the tuna, but the Cuda just sliced right through the water. Once we got a good mile to mile and a half upstream I ended up doing quite a bit of fishing in heavy current, in ripples, and put the boat in positions I questioned myself about before I did it. At no time did the boat disappoint me. After doing quite a bit of fishing I ended up running some narrow small rapids, through some grass islands, and back down river and the boat again impressed me.
I've heard tons of people say if you're only going to get one boat the Cuda 12 is the boat to get, now that I've had some seat time in it I can 100% agree. I can't say I'm selling other boats, but I'll definitely add it to the fleet.