Yesterday I tried fishing my 15 ft. tenkara rod from my kayak. The results were very satisfactory. I have a Hobie Revolution which has a leg driven Mirage drive so that I was able to keep the kayak under control at all times. I fished with one hand, steered with the other & pedaled with the legs sorta like one of those one man band contraptions. Oh, and I did catch some bluegills.