Kayak Buying Guide for Anglers Over 40

Not every person looking to buy their first kayak is a young whippersnapper of 20 or even 30. Lots of new kayak anglers are in their 40s, 50s, and 60s. Allow me a moment, to be frank. As an angler who falls into one of those age ranges, our needs are different than what we would have needed at 20.  Continue Reading

REVIEW: New 2019 Hobie Outback Kayak

On August 24th Hobie announced a newly redesigned 2019 Hobie Outback. The transformation moved the Outback design forward to look more like a sleek-lined Pro Angler with a lot of changes to improve functionality and performance. We covered a lot of the changes in our announcement article here so if you’re not familiar with the Hobie Outback, that would be a Continue Reading

Bonafide SS127 Least Mentioned Features

After a couple of months and several trips under my belt with the new Bonafide SS127, I’ve found a few things I really like that seem to be barely mentioned when people outside of the company talk about the kayak if even mentioned at all. Luther Cithers hits on all but one of these in his 17-minute overview which came Continue Reading

Crescent Kayaks LiteTackle and UltraLite First Look

Crescent Kayaks, a long time manufacturer of recreational kayaks has introduced their first offering into the fishing kayak niche. The Crescent LiteTackle and Crescent UltraLite are sub-$1,000 fishing kayaks that have high end appointments and are built for multi-water performance. Both of these kayaks are made in America and are built for rigidity to survive harsh conditions on the water. Continue Reading

First Glimpse of the Jackson Kayak E-Flex Drive Unit

In July of 2016, Jackson Kayak introduced the world to the new Flex Drive units for their kayaks, a small snippet, that most of us had forgotten about, has resurfaced. The Flex Drive is easily deployed with the flip of a lever, has adjustable pitch prop blades and a 12:1 ratio. An interchangeable electric motor-driven head unit is in development Continue Reading

YakGear Launches Ambush Hunting Camo Kayak Cover & Hunting Blind

YakGear’s latest product release is a hand up to on-the-water hunters. Now available through yakgear.com and local YakGear dealers, the Camo Kayak Cover & Hunting Blind, part of YakGear’s new Ambush Hunting line, keeps hunters safely under wraps while still allowing access to the areas around them. The product’s Realtree Max-5 pattern, sewn-on vegetation straps and removable concealment flaps help Continue Reading

When My DIY Cart Failed Me in the Boonies

I’ve been a big fan of the C-TUG kayak cart from Railblaza for several years. It’s rugged, works well, and I’ve put it through hell. I tried a DIY cart and about a dozen other carts before I settled on the C-TUG. It was the only one that I felt like it wouldn’t leave me stranded. Stranded seems like a Continue Reading

REVIEW: Lockrack Holds Kayaks Without Straps

If you are a kayak angler or a stand up paddleboard enthusiast, cartopping your board or kayak is hard enough without adding in the frustration of straps and locks. Lockrack has come up with a way to secure your board or kayak on top of your vehicle, lock it down, and not have to mess with straps at all. Here’s Continue Reading

Do’s and Don’ts at Boat Ramps for Kayakers

Not all kayakers use boat ramps to launch but if you do there are unspoken rules you should know about. Unfortunately many who have never fished out of power boats may not have ever been introduced to boat ramp etiquette. Here is how to avoid confrontation and even be the nice guy at the ramp. Public boat ramps can give you Continue Reading

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