I happened to be passing by Colllinsville Kayak and Canoe today. It was having its First Annual SUP Cup Stand Up Paddle Festival.
I noticed that there was a class on fly fishing from a SUP board, so I walked over and listened to the instructor Tom explain how to use and fly fish from an SUP.
While it may seem at first like fishing from a longboard, it is quite stable, and equipped with padding and tie downs to keep your equipment safe. It didn’t take him long to get moving and start fishing.
There are a few differences that you need to keep in mind. First, all gear should be tethered (rod, paddle, and hold pole). Because there is no storage compartment you must wear a vest that is both a personal flotation device and also has dry pockets for cell phone, keys, flies, etc.
Tom mentioned that he has used one of these for both river fishing and for the salt as well.
Across the street, the Collinsville Art and Music Festival was also in full swing. Here are a few random pics. Enjoy!