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A Minimalist Asks............... 2 weeks 6 days ago #1


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New to the kayak fishing world and am more of a minimalist when it comes to pimping out my boat. Wondering what my must haves are? From what I can figure out so far.............
1. Roto-grip paddle holder
2. Rod Holder
3. Fish pliers
4. First Aid necessities
5. Rain Coat stored in front hatch

Any other "must haves" when it comes kayaks and fishing..............Thanks!
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A Minimalist Asks............... 2 weeks 6 days ago #2


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what conditions/ water are you fishing in? (lake, rivers, ocean etc)
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A Minimalist Asks............... 2 weeks 6 days ago #3


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All freshwater, both lakes and rivers.
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A Minimalist Asks............... 2 weeks 6 days ago #4


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I know it goes without saying, but I'll say it PFD.
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A Minimalist Asks............... 2 weeks 6 days ago #5


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def line cutters of some sort and i would suggest a visipole (visible flag and 360 light) of some sort especially if there is boat traffic on the lakes/rivers you fish. Being minimalist i would go with an anchor trolly but might be helpful on the rivers to have some kind of anchor or stake out pole.
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A Minimalist Asks............... 2 weeks 5 days ago #6


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Being a minimalist I would consider the following:
1. PFD
2. Required safety equipment
3. First Aid Kit
4. Comms
5. Water/snacks

Everything else is an option
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A Minimalist Asks............... 2 weeks 4 days ago #7


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In fresh water I narrow it down pretty basic..

there is required stuff
1) Paddle
2) PFD

Then optional
1) 1 spinning rod
2) pliers
3) Small plastic box with spare hooks, bullet weights, and bag of soft plastic worms
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A Minimalist Asks............... 2 weeks 19 hours ago #8


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You may categorize these loosely under First Aid but Sunscreen and some emergency TP both make my 'must-have' list. Especially on a river trip where you're pretty much committed until you reach the take out.
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A Minimalist Asks............... 2 weeks 17 hours ago #9


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PFD

Paddle (my Yak has a built-in groove & shock cord)

Six foot of 3/16" line or a proper paddle keeper cord

Fish pole

Line

Hook or lure

Fishing license

Hat

Sunscreen

Bailer scoop if you have a sit-in.

That's about it for a minimalist essentials. Reel for the pole if you want to get fancy. Skip the pole and use a hand line if you are a REAL minimalist. You only need a rain coat if it's too cold to get wet. Lots of times I'm wearing a bathing suit, anyway.

Seriously - I used to carry a rod and reel as a extra when I was Yak touring years ago. Just a half-dozen black Teeny Tail 1/32 oz Mr. Twister jigs and an 4-1/2 foot ultralight outfit. Caught a lot of fish with that simple outfit. The more you carry the more you aren't using at any given time and its just added complications.

One of the "luxuries" I do now find essential is my Backwater Assault Paddle. It's an 22" one hand paddle (and brush hook/lure retriever). That is all kinds of handy for paddling in tight places or one handed - like when you are snagged or have a fish stuck in cover. And an emergency paddle as well.
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