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NRS cVest Review Payne Outdoors

REVIEW: The 2018 NRS cVest Lifejacket

As a kayak angler, I have frequently discovered products made for a slightly different purpose that works pretty well for what I am needing. The NRS cVest is the most recent of those. The cVest is designed as a high back pfd for sea kayakers and touring kayaks but it turns out it’s a good fit for the specs that lots of us fishing out of kayaks want and need. On the […]

kokatat leviathan review Payne Outdoors

REVIEW: Kokatat Leviathan PFD

Have you ever wondered what the Cadillac of kayak fishing lifevests is? The Kokatat Leviathan may likely be it. The feature rich PFD has pockets for days, attachment points on nearly every flat surface and includes some subtle touches that many other lifejacket companies just don’t spend the time and money to incorporate. The biggest question though is how did it handle through the testing phase? About the Kokatat Leviathan […]

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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 […]

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Wilderness Systems Announces New Cart and Lifejacket

Wilderness Systems, the industry leader in kayak fishing innovation, today introduces a dozen-plus new accessories designed to enhance kayak anglers’ experiences on the water. “Wilderness Systems accessories give anglers new ways to customize and outfit their kayaks to meet their individual needs,” said Evan Lyendecker, marketing director for Wilderness Systems. “Our accessories are prized for their premium quality, enhanced performance and innovative designs.” PFD Wilderness Systems collaborated with Astral, a […]

Picking a PFD

You have the kayak but now you need a life jacket (Personal Flotation Device,PFD). What should you look at? What should you buy? Here are some things to know when picking a pfd. In PFDs there are three basic styles. #1- Inflatables– These are lightweight and do not float you until you hit the water, at which point it inflates and floats you to the top. These are easy to […]

No More Excuses on PFDs

    Contributed by Crystal Keill People are drowning. At Sea. In Lakes. In Rivers. In Texas Floods. Lots of people. In record numbers this year. And almost all of those people could have avoided their deaths by wearing a life vest of some sort. As a kayak angler, there isn’t a single part of my brain that understands this blatant disregard for life. I’ve seen anglers attach rod floats […]

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Monday Feature: MTI Adventurewear Helios

Monday’s suck.  You know that, we know that… so here at Kayak Fishing Blog, we want to HOOK 1 you up every Monday with a special offer on a featured product. This week’s product is the Helios inflatable PFD from MTI Adventurewear. From the MTI website: The yoke style fit of the Helios is lightweight and very cool in hot climates. Inflates in seconds after a firm tug on the […]