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They aren't looking down on kayak anglers or being rude, although you do run into a few of those. I just think folks don't realize that most of us want to fish from these kayaks, we don't have to. I am not rich by any means, but I have built a solid career. The financial aspect of owning a bass boat would be very attainable, I just don't want one. And yes there are definitely some financial benefits to fishing from a plastic boat (no gas, insurance, maintenance, etc.. ), but that's not why I do it. There are many anglers I know that feel the same way, many of who have sold power boats shortly after trying our sport. Lots of anglers use the kayak as another fishing platform to go along with a power boat or whatever, and that's awesome too. As for me, unless my body/motor breaks down at some point, I will always be a kayak angler. So the next time you back that ranger down the ramp and see some guys unloading their kayaks, don't feel sorry for them, they are probably right where they want to be.