March 20, 2018

The Quest For The Ultimate Fly Fishing Kayak - Blue Sky Boatworks 360 Angler

Hey, TQFTUFFK is back... after a bit of a hiatus. What brought it back from the dead? A very unexpected email. And let's be honest, this latest entry from Blue Sky Boatworks (same parent company as Jackson Kayak) is a little bit out in left field. But who said left field was a bad place to be!?!

For somebody who's seeking a personal watercraft that's sort of a hybrid between a kayak and a bass boat, well this may just be the thing for you.

It looks like it's an incredibly stable fishing platform, fairly maneuverable, and has the ability to be paddled, pedaled, or even go on the move with an electric motor.

The 360 Angler will eventually retail for $3500, but right now via Kickstarter, it's available for $2500. (The "early bird" at $2200 already sold out!)

*EDIT: This kayak is now available at retailers, including Austin Kayak*

Plus, Jimmy Houston digs it... that's all the validation I need.


  1. OK, I am going to toot my own horn here. I called this two years ago! Double pontoon kayaks. LOL This was even before that weird, fat, heavy looking one was out there. I knew that stability was going to win out over "speed" in kayak fishing inland water. Looks like a solid boat.

  2. Pretty snazzy. That's a Geezer term.

  3. Extremely stable, as no kayak can really be. In a kayak, you still have to be aware to keep your center of gravity over the kayak. With the twin hulls connected by a frame, you would be hard pressed to find any surface where you could place your foot that would flip this. Maybe the extreme tips of the pontoons? And this design doesn't sacrifice speed, it improves it. The physics and experience of multihull boats shows twin hulls are able to achieve 1.5 times the speed of a single hull of the same length. Tri-hulls are even faster, at double the speed of a monohull. So...kudos to this design: speed AND stability.