paddler fishing in Old Town Canoe's Loon 126 Angler on a lake
The sleek and nimble Loon 126 Angler will make the perfect trolling platform for anglers fishing anywhere. | Photo: Ben Duchesney

The reaction I heard from almost every angler who saw me in the new Old Town Loon 126 Angler was, “I’m not really a sit- inside angler, but damn, that’s a nice looking boat.” Smooth speed, straight tracking, nimble agility and fishing-focused features made me agree.

Sit-inside kayaks are lighter and lower to the water, making them easier to paddle long distances. Many anglers also prefer a sit-inside kayak for winter fishing, since the covered decks provide greater protection from the elements.

Old Town’s original Loon quickly became a classic for unmatched comfort and versatility. The open cockpit makes entering and exiting easy. At 12 feet, six inches, the boat is long enough to track well and short enough to maneuver anywhere. Anglers love the wide hull for stability and rockered keel for maneuverability.

For 2016, Old Town redesigned the Loon with a comfort-fishing focus. The star of the show is the Active Comfort System 2.0 (ACS2) seat. The generously padded seat can be adjusted a dozen ways for a bespoke fit. Leg support can be raised or lowered, and recline can be moved forward and back with a single adjustment point. Flow-through…

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