You gotta be hard-core to layout in a flooded rice field. I mean how do you keep mud out?
I guess you just be ONE with the mud. I don't have a layout blind and wish I had one but I don't think I could trust one to keep me dry like a boat. I like the layout boat idea because then you can use it for many other types of habitat like streams and small rivers etc. Guys out in Va. love em and use em like layout blinds too. Plus you could just pole it around instead of walking thru the mud. You know when it's like glue? Layout boat can go thru 4-6" of water easily. I've seen a guy with a kayak paddle and a layout (Carsten) boat MOVE. He looked like he was running on the water because I couldn't see his boat for the weeds. AWESOME!