Well I finally broke open the piggy bank and upgraded to a Nucanoe Frontier 10. I have only had her out one time, but I am in love with this craft! It has the best stability I have seen in any kayak, I was able to stand up and cast with no problem. The raised seat is extremely comfortable and was very easy on my bad back, the ability to stand and cast is also a welcome relief for weary backs and knees after hours on the water. I can't recommend this kayak enough, if you get the chance to try one I know you will love it too.