The new Sea Eagle FishSUP 126 (FS126) inflatable fishing SUP is an ultra-convenient way to get to all of your favorite fishing spots. This extremely durable inflatable fishing paddle board is a whopping 40″ wide and comes loaded with great features that all serious anglers will appreciate.
More and more anglers are discovering how fun and convenient SUP fishing can be, and Sea Eagle’s FS126 board delivers what many of the company’s die-hard fans have been asking for — a rugged, super stable fishing platform that comes with everything you’d ever want on a fishing SUP.
Sea Eagle has been in the business of making high-quality inflatable watercraft since the 1960’s, and they’ve earned a great reputation for standing behind all of their gear and providing outstanding customer service. Sea Eagle is a family owned and operated company and they’ve really maintained a strong focus on customer satisfaction over the years as they’ve continued to grow.
In this Sea Eagle FishSUP 125 review, we’re going to go over the pros and cons of this brand new fishing SUP, it’s standout features, specs, what’s included, and more. If you’re serious about fishing and are looking for a super high-quality fishing SUP, the FS126 is definitely one to seriously consider.
Sea Eagle FS126 Review: SUP Overview
There’s nothing subtle about Sea Eagle’s FS126. At 12’6″ x 40″ x 6″, this is a massive board that is large enough to comfortably spend a day on the water with all of your fishing gear. The board’s 40″ width and wide, swallow tail design give it incredible stability in the water, allowing you to confidently cast while standing up.
The board’s white and dark green coloring definitely give it an outdoors vibe, and it’s obvious that a lot of thought and planning went into the FS126’s design (more on that in a minute).
Being that this is a dedicated SUP fishing platform, it’s obviously not the board for everyone. If you’re looking for an all-around board that can do a variety of things fairly well, we’d recommend one of the company’s other boards. On the other hand, if all you’re planning to do is fish and you want a board that is designed from the ground up with nothing but angling in mind, this is a fantastic choice.
The FS126 is an incredibly well-made board. It’s constructed out of military-grade drop stitch construction with an outer PVC skin that is nearly indestructible.
The FS126’s hardware is also top-notch. The fins are extremely durable, and the grab handles, stainless steel D-rings, and air valve are also very high-quality.
Since the company has been manufacturing inflatables since 1968, they have a wealth of experience and know exactly how to build the highest-quality inflatable products. Their generous 3-year warranty and 180-day money back guarantee shows just how confident Sea Eagle is about the quality of their gear.
The Sea Eagle FishSUP 126 really shines when it comes to features. You can tell that a lot of planning went into the design of this board, and it includes some really useful features that fishing enthusiasts will appreciate.
The top deck of the board is covered by a water camouflage-pattern EVA foam deck pad. This pad gives you the traction you need to have secure footing, and it also provides additional protection against abrasions and punctures that can be caused by fish hooks. Sea Eagle also incorporated a built-in fish ruler into the traction pad which is a super handy thing to have.
The middle of the FS126 has a conveniently placed carrying handle which makes it easy to carry the oversized board around when it’s fully inflated. There is also a grab handle located at the board’s nose and two at the tail. These are really great for pulling the big board in and out of the water.
Running along the sides of the EVA foam traction pad are a total of eight stainless steel D-rings. These are perfect for attaching a kayak seat or tying down your cooler, tackle box, and other gear.
At the board’s nose are four additional D-rings and a bungee storage area which can be used to secure the Sea Eagle multi-purpose storage box (included), backpack or dry bag, etc. The board’s air valve is also located at the nose, as well as a “paddle pocket” which secures your paddle whenever it’s not in use.
The tail of the FishSUP 126 features a wide, swallow tail profile which provides additional stability and support for attaching an optional motor. There are also two more D-rings at the tail.
On the flip side is a tri-fin setup for excellent tracking performance. All three skegs are removable, and they are made out of extremely durable plastic.
Sea Eagle FishSUP 126 Rating
|MAX CAPACITY||500 lbs|
What Comes With it
As with all of Sea Eagle’s inflatable SUPs, the company offers several different FS126 configurations. The basic setup is the Sea Eagle FishSUP 126 Start Up package, which includes Sea Eagle’s brand new backpack design, a multi-purpose storage box with built-in fishing rod holders, a SUP paddle, a SUP pump, and an inflatable paddle board repair kit.
In addition to the Start Up configuration, Sea Eagle also offers the following FS126 packages:
- The Sea Eagle FishSUP 126 Deluxe Package comes with a SUP paddle, 7’10” AB30 paddle, backpack, multi-purpose storage box, SUP pump, A41 foot pump, inflatable DKS seat, and a repair kit.
- The Sea Eagle FishSUP 126 Swivel Seat Fishing Rig Package includes a SUP paddle, 7’10” AB30 paddle, backpack, swivel seat fish rig, SUP pump, multi-purpose storage box, and repair kit.
- The Sea Eagle FishSUP 126 Pro Motor Fishing Rig Package comes with a swivel sea fish rig, backpack, SUP paddle, 7’10” AB30 paddle, Watersnake Venom 34, trolling motor power center, SUP pump, multi-purpose storage box, and iSUP repair kit.
- Last but not least, the Sea Eagle FishSUP 126 Ultimate Package includes a swivel seat fish rig, SUP paddle, 7’10” AB30 paddle, Watersnake Venom 34, trolling motor power center, backpack, multi-purpose storage box, SUP pump, and inflatable SUP repair kit.
While not for everyone, the Sea Eagle FishSUP 126 is one of the best inflatable paddle boards on the market right now if you’re looking for a serious SUP fishing rig. This is a board that was completely designed with fishing in mind, and it excels at everything it was built to do.
As with all of Sea Eagle’s gear, the FS126 is built to the highest standards and is designed to hold up under years of serious use. It’s backed by Sea Eagle’s impressive 3-year warranty, and the company also throws in a 180-day money back guarantee that gives you a chance to get this board on the water and put it through it’s paces.
If you’re looking for a premium-quality inflatable fishing SUP that is a lot of fun on the water, the Sea Eagle FS126 won’t disappoint. It’s a wonderful solo fishing platform that is stable, rugged, and packed with well-thought out features for the serious angler.
FS126. Im terrible about sup. I love it, but just can not get balance to stand up. Has anyone used this as a SUP. DO you think theres a chance I could use this to paddleboard without falling? Or must I reall be able to balance on this? I hope someone can chime in.
Hi Sandi. While you’d no doubt be comfortable standing on the FS126, it’s completely overkill if you’re simply looking for a stable all-around SUP. Also, the extreme width of this board will make it more difficult to maintain any type of proper paddling stroke.
If you let me know what you’ve previously paddled and been unhappy with along with your budget, I would be happy to make a few recommendations.
Thanks for this detailed review. I’m think I’m ready for the paddle board revolution. I currently have one of their inflatable kayaks, which I’ve enjoyed immensely, but I really can’t take sitting for long periods of time anymore. My priorities are fishing and just exploring nature. Can you please elaborate on what you stated about it being difficult to use proper paddle strokes with this board? Also, what if I drift over some small rapids on this? Thanks so much
Hi Joel, thanks for your comment. Due to the width of the board, it’s a bit more difficult to maintain proper paddling form (with paddle vertical vs. at an angle). With that said, it’s not such a big concern considering the fact that this board is really just designed to be a dedicated fishing rig — it’s not a board that you would normally choose to simply cruise around on.
I’m also looking at this sup for fishing and cruising around
I would be bow fishing as well. And for those fishing duties I think it’s perfect.
But I wouldn’t consider getting a different board to just hang out with the family and go paddling for the day.
I know it’s 40 at the very back but it can’t be all that wide in the middle with that shape. I mean most board are 30-32 wide anyway
Yes, that’s right Jamie. The board is 40″ at the widest point (the tail) and has a gradual taper towards the nose.
Is it reasonable to expect to paddle a mile or two on this thing? Can it keep up with a casually paddled kayak?
Also, I’ve seen in this article and on some other websites that the load capacity is 350 lbs. But the Sea Eagle website lists its capacity at 500 lbs.
Hi Charles, you can certainly do it but this board won’t break any speed records. It’s built for stability and not really designed for paddling long distances.
Regarding the maximum capacity, I believe the company has updated their figures since the time of this write-up. It is now listed as 500 pounds and we’ll update our review to reflect that.