Have you ever ridden on a paddle board, on Lake Martin or elsewhere?
I haven’t, but I seem to be among a dwindling minority.
This blog post was inspired by a recent announcement by my friends at Lake Martin Dock Company. They posted on their Facebook page that they are now a dealer for Bote Boards – a stand up paddle board company out of Destin. Bote Boards look cool to me because several of their models are designed for fishing. There are little holes or slots in the top of the board in which you insert a stand. As a fly fisherman, this makes me want one to try out the paddle and fish thing. Have fun while getting a workout!
Stand up paddling is supposed to be great exercise, especially for the core. I first heard about stand up paddling (SUP) from the Paddle Board race that Yolo put on with Bay Pine Marina. Ever since I read this article I have wanted to try it out.
What about the ultimate combination: on a paddle board, hooking into a big striper, while fly fishing, on the lake? Anyone? Anyone?