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Heywood's Christmas Guide

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With Christmas just around the corner, we wanted to share with you antoher Pro-Staff Christmas guide.  The items below are what I would recomend to any kayak angler on your fishing list.  Enjoy!


Columbia Sportswear Men's Freezer II Long Sleeve Tee

 This innovative cooling shirt proves that it’s never too hot to fish, even when the temperature outside says otherwise.

“Our quick-drying Omni-Freeze® advanced cooling fabric is knit with flat yarns for faster heat dispersion, while long-sleeve design and built-in sunblock offers great protection from harsh UV rays. Finished with unique curved stopstitching detail at the sleeve. Relaxed fit.”

I own a few of these shirts and absolutely love them. No matter how hot it is, these shirts keep you cool all day long. Made of 100% Polyester pique, they offer UPF 30 sun protection and of course the Omni-Freeze advanced cooling system. 6 different color choices.



Exude Salt water D.A.R.T.



“Exude - Drop any Exude lure in water, pull it out and feel it. It's slimy… just like a bait fish. That slime coat is the Exude process. It's releasing a scent trail in the water. While the Exude formula is complex, the concept is simple. Exude lures are made with fish food. That's right… fish food. As if making Exude lures from fish food wasn't enough, Mister Twister further distinguished Exude lures by seeing to it they begin releasing this food as soon as the lure enters the water. This scent trail represents a huge breakthrough in fishing tackle technology. In fact, it has defined the next generation of saltwater soft plastic lures.”

One of my go to lures for inshore flats fishing. I prefer to rig mine weedless on a 4/0, 1/8 oz weedless jerk bait hook.  A proven tournament lure, I have used this to win one of the Paddle-Fishing.com Tournament Series tournaments.



Malibu Steath 14


“The Stealth-14 offers our brand new patented casting platform/center live well storage system. This 3-hatch center deck offers extra storage capacity and convenient mid-ship bait tank system. As with all our kayaks the spacious hull can fit almost anything along with your fishing rods...


Being a Malibu Kayaks Pro Staff member, I have tested many of the Malibu kayaks. The Stealth is one the best kayaks that I have paddled. If you like to sight cast, then this is the kayak for you. I’m a big guy, 6’2”, 245 lbs and I have no problem standing in this kayak. Extremely stable, I have never felt like I was going to fall out even in rough conditions. With the only built-in live well in the industry and plenty of storage, the Stealth series is the most versatile kayak on the water.  Available in 14, 12 and now a 9 foot model, Malibu has a Stealth for you


Hook_1Kayak Accessory:

2011 Hook 1 Kayak Fishing Gear Calendar

The 2011 Hook1 Kayak Fishing Gear calendar. Makes a great addition to your office or home.  OK, it’s a shameless plug, after all I have the cover and another picture in the calendar. LOL


kayak_catchFishing Accessory:

Kayak Catch Cooler

“The Kayak Catch Cooler is the ultimate in on deck fish storage. It will fit perfectly in the tank well of most sit-on-tops and can also be used as a deck bag on sit-in kayaks. It features an easy to use pull out inner bag, insulated liner, heat reflective exterior, multiple tie down points, top bungee lines and comes in two convenient sizes. This is the perfect addition to any kayak used for fishing.”

The large Kayak Catch Cooler is on the top of my list of things to get. My idea is to use it for the Spring and Fall Kingfish season. I’ve seen them used on the water before and it’s great for big toothy fish like Kings.


Totally Random:

CPR Class


Being retired from the US Air Force, I have had plenty of Basic First Aid and CPR classes. I have also taken CPR classes through a local kayak club and had been certified to perform CPR. It’s one of those things you hope you never have to do, but never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would perform it on my own wife.

It only takes one or two evenings of your time, but you never know when and where it will come in handy.


From my family, Vicki, Andrew and Sarah, to you and your family. Stay safe and have a Merry Christmas
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