How to choose a fishing chair

How to choose a fishing chair

A fishing chair can be a wonderful piece of equipment for any angler, one that allows one to have a comfortable fishing trip, especially if it's a longer one than anticipated. Like with most fishing gear, chairs come in a variety of sizes, colours and styles.

Choosing the right one might not be as easy as it seems since there are so many products being offered in various tackle shops.

This article is aimed at helping you choose the right fishing chair. Basically, it all comes down to what your preferences are for the product. We will discuss everything below.

Size, shape the purpose of your chair

Before we consider the main aspects of the chair such as size and styling, you should ask yourself what the purpose of your chair will be. Some anglers are content with simply having a means to sit on while fishing, while others look for many additional features.

Ask yourself whether or not you want your chair to be able to:

And so on.

Knowing this, it will be easier to find a chair that’s the right shape and size. Many features not only make the chair larger in size, but make it heavier to transport to your fishing spot. Likewise, a smaller variant will be perfect for those who don’t need much.

The important aspect of portability

While this is also related to size, the general idea here is to think about where you will be using the chair most of the time.

If you're mostly fishing from a boat, you likely want to settle for something that’s easier to carry and pack aboard. 

For those fishing ashore, the terrain of the fishing spot is also an important aspect to consider. In this case, you’ll need to make sure that the chair is not too heavy or light and whether or not it needs to be of waterproof materials.

Having answers to this, you’ll come to the selection between folding or stationary ones, legless, quad chairs and so on.

Finding the right level of comfort

Your fishing habits will have the biggest impact in determining what type of comfort you need from your chair. 

For this you need to consider you habits in:

  1. Reeling - going for bigger fish will mean that you’ll move around more in your chair, which means it will need to be extra sturdy to sustain your movement.
  2. Casting - some people tend to cast more overhead which means that a chair shouldn't interfere with your throw by being too tall from the back, meanwhile sideways casting can be interfered by arm chairs in your way, so keep this in mind.
  3. Sitting - this simply refers to the level of comfort you’ll need. Sitting longer means things like good back or footrests.

All in all

Today we’ve talked about the basics related to finding the right fishing chair. Consider your main fishing habits and you should have no problem finding what’s just right for you. Our catalogue features a variety of selections for anglers of all types, so be sure to check it out.

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