Do you fish? Bote makes an inflatable fishing paddle board specifically for fishermen (and women) that can make any fly fishing trip more fun. I mean, check out this video…
Why is this Inflatable SUP Good for Fishing?
This fishing SUP gives you plenty of space for gear, with handy bungee straps in both front and back to attach tackle, etc.. Moreover, you get cooler tie-downs for securing larger and heavier supplies (like a cooler).
Plus, the multi-textured deck pad acts as both a anti-fatigue mat as well as a no-slip traction pad. In other words, you can stand for long periods of time in comfort, and you can ride down a river in confidence.
Note: The Bote HD Bug Slinger has a unique feature not found on other SUPs: the paddle sheath.
Located in the bow of the board, the paddle sheath lets the paddler to insert the paddle blade into the slot. Therefore, your hands are conveniently free to other things.
Can You Use the Bote Bug Slinger for More than Just Fishing?
Having said all that, you don’t have to fish to enjoy using this inflatable SUP. The versatile design enables you to use this board for virtually anything (ie. riding rapids, surfing or simply exploring).
In fact, the 34″ wide center makes this board ideal for doing paddleboard yoga. Plus, the flat bottom and thick side rails add to the stability of the platform.
These features also make the HD Bug Slinger perfect for beginner paddlers. Not to mention pets or carrying multiple riders at once.
In addition, the raised nose allows this SUP to glide effortlessly through waves, ocean surf and river chop. If you go paddling on a windy day, you’ll appreciate the turned up nose.
The elevated nose also helps with speed (especially in rougher water). Therefore, if you want an inflatable to use “for everything”, Bote provides a good option here.
And, in my opinion they should, because this SUP costs more than your average inflatable paddleboard. In fact, I wouldn’t buy this board unless you plan to use it for fishing. For that, it provides a great value.
Note: The Bug Slinger is “Rac Compatible”, meaning you can get Rac Receivers that mount on the built-in attachment points. Thus, you can deck it out for any expedition.
You simply screw these into the Scotty Mount receivers on your inflatable board. Then, attach a Tackle Rac, Bucket Rac or Wheel Rac to hold your fishing gear securely.
Fishing SUP Package Includes:
- Stand Up Paddleboard
- 3-Piece Adjustable Aluminum Paddle
- High Pressure Hand Pump with Pressure Gauge
- Heavy Duty Travel Bag
- Removable 10″ Center Tracking Fin
- Repair Kit