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kayak accessories christmas

8 Accessories for Your New Kayak

Every year it happens. For the last 15 years that I have been around kayak fishing, Christmas brings a great new flood of people to the sport I love. Thousands of new anglers, looking for a way to get on the water or maybe a different way to get on the water, ask for and receive a kayak for Christmas. Often times these gifted kayaks are not the $3,000 super […]

Backwater Assassin Paddle

REVIEW: Backwater Assassin Kayak Paddle

You may have heard of Backwater Paddles over the years, and you may have even seen their Assault Hand Paddle, a one handed quick adjustment paddle for a kayak. Now they’ve taken the hook and teeth concept to a full sized, double bladed kayak paddle called the Backwater Assassin Kayak Paddle. I got one ordered and spent several hours at a Heroes on the Water event last weekend putting it […]

Considerations in Choosing Paddle or Pedal Kayaks

Contributed by Travis Billings Should I get a paddle or pedal kayak? What are the benefits of both? Which brand should I get? It seems like this is always a topic of discussion. Well before you decide on which to buy you must ask yourself a few questions that will narrow your search down quite a bit. Here are some things to consider before investing your hard earned money. The […]

Assault Hand Paddle by Backwater Paddle Company

Contributed by Aaron Stiger  How many times have you found yourself floating down a river, or holding a spot on flat water when the current or wind takes you past the area you intended to fish. You are now out of position, and handling your paddle is noisy, clunky and will more than likely scare away any fish in the area. In situations like this, especially in the fall when […]

Payne Outdoors

Which Paddle Is Perfect For You?

  Recently I bought a new kayak paddle and it got me thinking about the differences in paddles and how to decide which is the perfect one for you. If you have not realized it yet, a good paddle makes a world of difference. The first thing to understand is that there are two types of paddles, high and low angle. Traditionally high angle paddlers are those that paddle in […]

Payne Outdoors

Gullwing Paddle Review

Gullwing Paddle The first ergonomic kayak paddle. This past summer I received a uniquely designed paddle from HOOK 1 for the purpose of conducting a product demo/evaluation. The paddle is the Gullwing, an ergonomic style paddle which was invented & designed by Art Carlow, the owner of Gullwing Paddles. The paddle When I opened the package, I was intrigued to find five pieces- a long aluminum shaft (powder coated), two […]

Payne Outdoors

Tune up your Kayak Fishing Motor

Paddle Selection and Paddling Technique, or Tuning up your Kayak Fishing Motor. There are quite a few variables to consider when you begin to develop your paddling style. This is a short summary of conversations I’ve had with people new to the sport over the years. There are so many choices to make when you’re starting out. Either you’ve just gotten your new kayak or you’re window shopping and you […]