It was only a few short years ago when I was offered my first promotional staff position. I can remember strutting around the house like a peacock, thinking that I had really accomplished something special. I had no clue what work and struggles that “title” would actually include. I watched others and figured out there are vast differences between individuals in the ways they treat their prostaff positions. For some, they are the greatest asset this sport could ever hope for.
You are fishing a remote shoreline, and hook into a monster fish. You turn to make sure you GoPro is turned on behind you, and the leviathan make a run right under your kayak. You struggle to turn the fish before it gets into the rocks, then SNAP and the line goes slack. Before you know it, all your weight that shifted fighting the fish is now tipping your kayak in slow motion. You can’t recover in time, and SPLASH!
There are few things in life that get me excited more than the thought of camping - the sights, the sounds, the smells... Ever since I was a very young child, my parents would take me and my brother camping. We usually went four or five times a year, and waited anxiously between campouts. The minute the truck backed into our spot and stopped, we would jump out and cover every inch of whatever state park we were visiting.
Some people put their kayaks away when the starts to mercury drop and winter arrives. However, there is still some good fishing to be found if you can get on the water. You need to wear the proper clothing and safety gear, but even if you have a great dry suit your hands still can get wet and cold. Here are some options for keeping your hands warm while still being able to perform necessary functions.
Before I purchase an item, I try my best to read reviews to see what people think about it. I like to see an item with all four and five-star reviews, but will read the low marks to see what people have to say. The examples I often see for both low and high marks make me question the future of humanity.
Before I ever load up my kayak to hit the water, I always check the weather and wind forecast. Unlike our powerboat brethren, we have no trolling motor or outboard to prevent the wind from pushing us around. That burden lies solely on our paddle, pedals, or anchor system.
We recently ask our good friends at Bending Branches what they feel is important when selecting a paddle for kayak fishing. Andrew Stern, Marketing Specialist for Bending Branches, responded with his four key paddle attributes.
For owners of the Native Watercraft's “Propel” pedal drive propulsion system, routine maintenance is an important part of keeping the unit in top working condition. Fortunately, both the system and its upkeep are very straightforward.