Looked at all the SUPs that are advertised as good for fishing as that was my primary intended use when I decided to purchase one this summer. I'm very pleased with the Glide Angler for many reasons including stability, durability, functionality, and price. The board comes with plenty of add-ons and the price left me with some funds to purchase a 20qt cooler that I strap to the board for both storing beverages/gear and a seat. And it's so much easier to transport car top and get on the water compared to my small guide boat that used to be my fishing vessel. It has also served as the cocktail station for a group lake float on a hot summer day with two loaded 20qt coolers attached.
I’m new to paddle boarding and wanted to get a board the would be good for fishing. I got a Glide Angler and love it. It arrived quickly, seemed well made , and in order. Have been out several times to get acclimated and find it very stable. Most recent paddle I took my fly rod to try casting and found it very doable. Rod holders well designed to securely hold rods out of the way but easily within reach. Looking forward to using it more in the coming weeks before cold weather arrives. I have discovered that the manual pump works well, but is also a vigorous 10-minute full body workout so an electric pump on the way. BTW, had the same issue with shoulder strap clip (breaking) noted below. Glide has promised to send replacements.
So far so good. I have taken it out 3 times since purchasing 2 weeks ago. The carry harness has plastic clips and broke on first use. Replaced it with a FunWater SUP carry harness from amazon which has metal clips.
I am a big guy and was looking for a board I could take out fishing. This is the one. Ive had it out about 5 times now and i love it. Word of advice though - buy an electric pump this thing is big and takes A LOT of pumping to get full. Quality of the board is awesome.
This board has been absolutely perfect!! I opted for this paddle board for the color and so that my boyfriend has the option to fish and tag along. So easy and fun to use! Absolutely love this purchase! Have already been busy this summer putting this to good use!