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Kayak Make & Model

Brand:
Lifetime
Model:
Tamarack
MSRP ($):
5,499.00
Length (ft):
12

A good fishing kayak can easily set you back thousands of dollars, which can be a little daunting for newcomers. Fortunately, there are products such as the Lifetime Tamarack 120 Angler that can get you out on the water and fishing at a fraction of that price. This makes it an appealing option for novices who don’t want to spend too much cash on the hobby. There are obviously a couple of areas where this kayak doesn’t quite compare with the more expensive options on the market, but overall it is a solid entry-level choice.

The 120 Angler is constructed from high-density polyethylene and weighs in at 52 lbs. It’s got a maximum weight capacity of about 275 lbs and measures 120 inches in length, which is ten feet. Due to the sturdy construction and UV-protected materials used, this kayak won’t fade or crack. The flat bottom of the 120 Angler gives it plenty of stability and it also has deep hull tracking channels as well as stability chine rails. It is not just stable either, but also easy to maneuver and the tracking is surprisingly good too for such a short kayak.

Anglers who spent a lot of time out on the water fishing or paddling will appreciate the comfortable seat back in the 120 Angler. It is obviously not as great as some of the top-tier seats that are available in more expensive kayaks, but will keep you comfortable for a couple of hours at a time, so there isn’t much to complain about. If you do spend all day out on the water, then you might want to upgrade to a more comfortable seat or at the very least add a nicer seat cushion. The 120 Angler is able to accommodate different size riders as it has multiple footrest positions and it also offers plenty of space for your gear. You can stow your stuff using the front and rear shock cord straps or make use of the two 6’ storage compartments found in the rear and center of the kayak. There is even added storage beneath the deck that can be accessed with the storage hatch. As for the kayak itself, the fat ended design of it means that it allows upright storage.

To secure your paddle out of the way when you are angling the 120 Angler has a paddlekeeper and you also have the benefit of two flush mounted fishing rod holders in addition to the top mount fishing rod holder. To make transporting the kayak easier, it has front and rear T-handles.

Overall, if you’ve owned a few kayaks and know what you want from them the 120 Angler is probably going to feel a little too “entry-level.” However, if your budget is tight and you are new to the wonderful world of kayak angling then this kayak will help to ease you into the hobby.

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