Re: kayak setup
1st rule of fly kayaking: Buy a float tube instead.
Just kidding, kinda. I love my float tube but a kayak would be a welcome addition for those big open ponds and lakes.
And, although I don't have a yak, I can DEFINITELY say that the line WILL find a way to wrap itself around anything. Be sure that your yak doesn't have anything protruding from the bottom either. My line once got stuck on a D ring on the bottom of my tube (as I floated over it) and I nearly fell out of the thing trying to reach under to free it. Maybe even a stripping basket to hang off the side of the yak would be a good idea.