Vibe Kayaks Big Gamble

2019 is shaping up to be a big showdown year in fishing kayak manufacturing. New high-end kayaks from trusted manufacturers like Hobie, Jackson, and Feel Free are gaining some headlines but the real dog fight is further down the pricing ladder. Since late 2017, large name kayak manufacturers have been promising more kayaks in the $999 and below price point. The Continue Reading

13 Most Popular Kayaks Under $1000

When looking for a kayak that won’t break the bank, many anglers set the ceiling at $1000. Those same anglers then search out information on what are the most popular kayaks under $1000. To make it a bit simpler, I polled a group of 30,000 kayak anglers and asked which kayak under $1000 was their favorite. These are the results Continue Reading

NuCanoe Flint Kayak Introduced at ICAST 2017

NuCanoe owner Blake Young has been working on a “Nu” surprise and this week at ICAST it was unveiled. The NuCanoe Flint is a kayak that appears to be the little brother of the extremely popular NuCanoe Pursuit kayak. Consulting on the new kayak, Everett Park, said, “Couldn’t be more proud of the first yak I have officially consulted on…. Continue Reading

Kayak Trends Moving Toward Performance More Than Features?

Is the market trend for seasoned paddlers moving toward performance over features? That question was really at the forefront of my mind last week as I saw the constant posts about the NuCanoe Pursuit. If you keep up with kayak anglers who are more visible across the US, you may have noticed what I did recently. There has been a Continue Reading

Standing in a Kayak: It's Not Just the Design

Standing in a kayak is the new thing (compared to five years ago) that everyone wants to be able to do. As people flock to the sport they see commercials, ads, pictures and videos of people standing up and fishing from a variety of kayaks. I’ve seen almost every major manufacturer release an ad for one of their kayaks where Continue Reading

The Frontier 12' from NuCanoe

I recently had Frontier  demo day in Raleigh, NC and this is a quick review from Jeff at NCangler.com Nice day for test drives in shorts and bare feet. The NuCanoe Frontier 12 that Frank (Tar River Paddle Sports) brought today is a pre-production demo model. I think he’s expecting them to be in stock by late February. I was very impressed Continue Reading

NuCanoe Frontier 12

Blake Young, the President of Nucanoe, will be introducing his newest addition to the fleet, the Frontier 12, in the Nashville, Tennessee area.  He will be showing it off at Couchville Lake in the Long Hunter State Park on Monday October 24th from 1500-1830.  All are welcome to come check out the new boat, talk fishing or chat will fellow Continue Reading

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