After fishing for years out of a Grumman 17' canoe, I moved to a SOT Wilderness Systems Tarpon T140 a couple of years ago. Some wise advice I was given at the time was that it was better to know how to fish and how to kayak first before trying them together. If truer words were ever spoken, I haven't heard them. I think it's probably even more valid for trying to fly fish out of a kayak. Kayaking is way different from canoeing in terms of balance and manuever. Both kayaking and fly casting require experience to internalize the counterintuitive and a quiet confident mind to execute. Multitasking the two during their respective learning curves is an invitation to frustration if not disaster.