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Wednesday, 25 April 2012 15:55

Introducing the Hobie Mirage “Pro Angler 12”

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Hobie has unveiled the newest addition to their fleet of angling kayaks. The new Mirage ”Pro Angler 12” may be their most versatile fishing craft yet. No matter what type of water you fish, the Pro Angler 12 is ready to handle it, and boasts more features than you can swing a graphite rod at.

The Essentials:


The always-popular pedal-driven propulsion system is included on the Pro Angler 12. With self-centering pedals and the included  turbo fins, the MirageDrive is the proven leader of a stealthy and efficient approach to fish.


Vantage Seating:

With the new Vantage seat, Hobie has raised the bar. Boasting both fore/aft reclining action and a 5” up or down adjustment, you can achieve comfort to fit your style without getting out of your chair. Made from Hobie’s new comfort mesh, the Vantage Seat includes the  Boa® System for lumbar support. When you are ready to stand up and do some sight fishing, the chair folds neatly out of the way.


Boa® Adjustment:    

Located on the back of the seat is a one-handed dial that provides a full range of adjustment to provide lumbar support.


Transducer Mount:    

Hobie has included a Lowrance-ready, built-in transducer mount with pre-installed through-hull cable plugs. Mounting your fish finder this time takes no glue or marine grease, and there’s no need to drill holes in your kayak.


Other Important Features:

  • Pivoting tackle management system
  • Port/Starboard Dual-steering – place the main steering handle where you want it
  • Horizontal rod storage with tip protection (for six rods)
  • Brass inserts for anchor trolley installation
  • Replaceable mounting boards for electronics and rod holders
  • Anti-skid floor mats


  • Length: 12’
  • Width:  36”
  • Weight: 120 lbs. (fully rigged)
  • Capacity: 500 lbs.
  • Projected Availability: June, 2012
  • MSRP: $2549

Made in the U.S.A.

Last modified on Friday, 18 May 2012 14:16
Pam Funk

About the Author: A self-described kayak and fly fishing addict, compe”tent” camper, and photographer in her dreams, she found her lifetime fishing hobby was transformed into a full-blown obsession when she bought her kayak and added a fly rod.

Pam is a member of the Yakangler.com Pro Staff team, TFO Flyrods, Hobie Polarized and Columbia Sportswear Pro team. She is a member of the Kentucky Kayak Fishing Association where "Yaks Give Back". Their objectives include environmental clean up projects, working with Special Olympics and wounded veterans, and promoting the growth of kayak fishing and safety in our state.

Pam is also the author of ShesAManiYak.com and can be found on Twitter @shesaManiYak.



# johncochran 2012-04-26 11:29
Looks looks my next kayak! Pert'near perfect!
# Andre Raymond 2012-05-26 13:47
I am about to buy a 13 ft version
I really like the seat arrangement
Can that seat be ninstall or ordered for the 13' version
# imnohero 2012-09-20 14:35
Wow, now that's a kayak? With all those gizmos can it be considered a kayak? Cool though.
# YakSushi 2012-09-20 15:23
Quoting imnohero:
Wow, now that's a kayak? With all those gizmos can it be considered a kayak? Cool though.

You are right Hobie classifies it as a "Boat" http://www.hobiecat.com/fishing/boats/pro-angler-12/
# standingyak 2012-10-05 09:10
Well, at 120lbs, I think I'd need to trailer it. :sigh:
# Saafrican 2012-11-15 20:33
My PA12 arrives tomorrow YAhoooooo :-) :-)
# RobG 2013-01-12 16:29
I fish some seriously skinny water. How do the fins not get stuck and damaged?
# Saafrican 2013-01-14 14:40
HI Rob G When the water is very skinny , I feather the peddles so that they are horizontal with the hull IE one peddle forward and the other back , Hobie have a bungee chord for this condition . I then sit and use my paddles . BUT find it easier to stand and paddle . Well to be accurate I stand and using the paddle pole myself forward . I have also bough an 12 ft extending fiberglass paint pole from HOME DEPOT for $20 . It was a little long to fit in the cockpit so I cut off 12" so it fits better next to the seat . Standing with the PA 12 and poling is very easy and you can comfortably cover lots of skinny water , NO PROBLEM

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