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Hi guys. Before I get to my questions, let me just commend everyone on this board for making it such an enjoyable board for a beginer. No one seems to have their own agenda and everybody seems to genuinely want to offer helpful advice. That being said, I know this topic has been talked about and covered alot, but I am still having dificulty choosing a kayak. Just when I think that I have limited my choices I seem to find some reason to question them. Here's my information. I'm 5'6 about 190lbs and in good shape. I'm a very experienced saltwater flyfisherman who is needs to chase around bass, bluefish and albies from a kayak. I want a kayak that will be the best model for me to fish from on the RI coast as well as SE MA and the CAPE. The general consensus seems to be to go with a SOT boat. Some models that I have thought about are the Walden "Cuda" , OK "scupper classic", and the heritage "osprey". I know these boats are not quite as desirable as others but I'm not sure if I can afford a FnD, scupper pro or a tarpon. If you think these boats perform that much better than maybe I'll step up and just buy one. I know you guys recommend trying various boats but there are just too many out there! I would like to limit it down so I have some direction. What are your thoughts about a pungo, walden scout or Old town loon 111 for sit insides? Well, gotta go look for some fish from shore tonight. I can't wait till I don't have to say that line anymore! Thanks a million in advance for all your help.