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Field & Stream "Eagle Talon 12"

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Field and Stream Eagle Talon 12

Kayak Make & Model

Brand:
Field and Stream
Model:
Eagle Talon 12
MSRP ($):
549.00
Length (ft):
12

The Field & Stream 12" SOT Eagle Talon Fishing Kayak is perfect for your next relaxing day on the lake. Stay comfortable with the adjustable padded seat and keep organized with the molded-in well to hold your 3600 tackle box and bucket with a cargo mesh cover. The two flush mount rod holders with leashes ensure your rods won't float away while you're taking a nap in the afternoon sun.

Features:

  • Front deck bungee cords
  • Padded seat with adjustable backrest
  • Oval rubber hatch
  • Molded-in space for one 3600 tackle box and bucket
  • Screw top hatch with mesh bag
  • 2 flush mount rod holders with leashes
  • Swivel fishing rod holder
  • Adjustable footpegs
  • 2 paddle parks
  • 1.5 pound folding anchor with 100' of polypropylene line and float
  • Side, bow and stern carry handles
  • Stern tank well with mesh covering

Specs:

  • Width: 30"
  • Weight: 68 lbs
  • Capacity: 400 lbs

 

 

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3.4
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4.0
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Versatile fishing kayak

This is an affordable beginners fishing kayak. If you are looking for something to fish in or just recreational paddling, this will work. It moves well in rivers and lakes and tracks well for a 12' kayak. It's stable while sitting but is not good for stand up fishing (31" wide). There is plenty of storage but no options for adding additional equipment like a fish finder or camera, etc.
The seat is horribly uncomfortable for more than a few hours of fishing and needs to be upgraded. The foot pegs are cheap and don't hold very well at all. The molded compartment behind the seat is not very usable (I strap a crate on top of it since nothing I have fits inside it). The handles on the side get loose after a while and need to be tightened on occasion (I had one blow off while traveling).
This kayak works for me as a starter fishing kayak but a serious kayak fisherman will want to spend a little more for additional options.
I was able to get this Kayak on sale at Field and Stream for $450 so not bad for a first kayak.

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Light weight, tracks well, stable while sitting
Cons:
Poor foot pegs, bad seat, molded space not useful
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1st Kayak

The boat paddles and fishes fine.. I wish the hatch in the front was better designed.. this is me being picky.. I'd like to slide my trolling motor battery in the front and it doesn't quite fit.. the back compartment is a tad too narrow, to quick.. i wanted to use a milk crate and it just doesn't work.. Those are my complaints.. aside from that, the boat is great.. especially for my first kayak.. I've paddled many of miles and caught many of fish in this boat.. i stand up and fish with no problems.. and considering i am not very gentle with this boat, it holds up very well!! i'm talking drag it on concrete and hardly scuffs! i would recommend this boat.. and Dick's usually puts them $150-$200 off in the month of May.

Pros & Cons

Pros:
stable on calm days, very tough
Cons:
back compartment is a bit too narrow, bow hatch is awkward
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5.0

Great Yak!

fist fishing Kayak great product for the price just wish the seat was more comfortable!

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Spacious, Easy to paddle
Cons:
Uncomfortable seat
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Great yak for the price!

Loved my Talon, was my first kayak, bought 4 yrs ago, have caught everything from bream to king mackerel. Its a tuff little rig. I also have a Jackson Cuda 14 and I will put the 400 dollar yak up to the 1500 yak anyday. Kinda regretting it but just sold it to a coworker for 25 bucks less than I paid for it, not a bad investment.

Pros & Cons

Pros:
price, handling, durability.
Cons:
Nothing for a 400 hundred dollar kayak
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Field and Stream Kayaks

I Have been through 3 (field and stream) kayaks already. Yes 3! The material used to make these kayaks are very cheap and not of any good quality. The bottom front and rear of these kayaks are ALL HOLLOW and only 1/8 inches thick. This means any rock or surface you bump hard enough will put a hole in your craft. All of the other kayaks I have used avidly in the past were all solid forms in front bottom and back bottom of the boat. This allows for loading and unloading and a few possible bumps in your normal travels. These cratfs are made very poorly and Im sure everyone who has one will soon find out once they bump the boat and notice the Kayak leaking. One good bump is all it takes and your kayak is breached. Field and Stream products are made and manufactured out of Canada. While speaking to Dicks Employees they have all told me Field and Stream is a very cheap and inexpensive Kayak brand that they use to compete with BassPro shops. It seems Dicks would rather cut corners and offer to the public inferior merchadise rather than quality.

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Good tracking.
Cons:
Very cheap and weak material used.
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