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2015’s Best New Inflatable Boats for Anglers

Pump It Up: 7 Great New Inflatable Boats for Anglers

These Portable, Versatile and Easy-to-Use Vessels Are True Fishing Machines

Inflatable boats have come a long way since the days of flimsy rubber rafts that could be sunk by a stray pop-can tab. Today’s styles include traditional dinghies, plus kayaks, pontoon boats and stand-up paddleboards—all designed specifically for anglers.

Straitedge Angler
Straitedge Angler

Straitedge Angler

Advanced Elements, US$799.99

Key Features: Wide-beam, nine-foot kayak with built-in aluminum ribs for better tracking; removable accessory frame; high-back seat with two rod holders and inflatable lumbar support.

The Promise: “Designed for the needs of the kayak angler.”

Scott Gardner

Scott Gardner

Outdoor Canada associate editor and fly-fishing columnist Scott Gardner is happiest when he's on the water fishing (especially from his kayak) or just surrounded by trees, preferably out of cell phone range. Since joining Outdoor Canada in 2010, Scott has won nine National Communication Awards from the Outdoor Writers of Canada for his adventure travel and fly fishing articles, and been nominated for five National Magazine Awards.

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