Obviously I recommend trying this in a pool or in still water without your gear so that you can safely and easily do a re-entry. I’m of the school of thought that you certainly do not need to stand and fish in your kayak; in fact some of our most regarded kayak anglers never stand. I just feel like it’s more enjoyable and easier to cast and pitch from this position.
There are so many new kayak models on the market that are designed to allow you to stand and fish. There is the NuCanoe, Diablo, KC Kayak, and Native Ultimate, just to name a few.
Check out the video below for my demonstration on the mechanics of standing and fishing from your kayak.
About the Author: Adam Hayes is an avid kayak angler and the Co. Founder of YakAngler.com He is addicted to fishing tackle and gear and is dedicated to growing the sport of kayak fishing.
Adam considers himself a pretty poor writer and "crappy" photographer but still loves to share his stories and findings with the readers of YakAngler.