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Friday, 14 December 2018 08:20

Inexpensive Kayak Gear To Add To Your Christmas Wish List

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While this time of the year can be stressful on your wallet and patience, it also means that you can look forward to some new kayak angling gear if you are lucky.
It is nearing that time of the year again when you can't walk into a shopping mall without hearing Christmas jingles playing and see tinsel everywhere. While this time of the year can be stressful on your wallet and patience, it also means that you can look forward to some new kayak angling gear if you are lucky. If, however, you suspect that it will be yet another pair of socks and a novelty mug that awaits you this festive season, you may want to leave this article open on your phone or computer for a loved one to see. These are all kayak angling related gear, that while useful, won't cost an arm or a leg; well not all of them at least.
 

Yak Lights

Price: $299
 
 
Kayak fishing after dark is generally not recommended, for safety reasons, but if you are going to do it anyway, then you should definitely ensure that you are visible. There are some recreational kayak lighting systems on the market already, but if you want something specifically aimed at kayak anglers, then Yak Lights are your best bet. They are bright enough to exceed USCG regulations, constructed from heavy duty single extruded aluminum and have an ultra low profile. Best of all, they are designed in such a way that you make yourself visible to other watercraft, but not the fish.
 

Versa-Brella

 
Price: $19.99
 
A decent hat and some sunscreen can get you far, but if you would like to do your kayak angling from the convenience of some shade, then the Versa-Brella comes in handy. In addition to keeping you cool, the Versa-Brella offers UPF 50+ protection and has a 4-way, 360 degree swivel as well as two push button hinges. It has a universal, heavy duty clamp, which makes it easy to attach to the seat of your kayak and can be folded into a compact carrying case when not needed. The Versa-Brella is available in two different sizes as well as three different colors. 
 

Microfiber Bait Towel

Price $11.97
 
 
One of the easiest things to forget when you are a kayak angler is some type of cloth to wipe your hands after handling bait or fish. This microfiber bait towel puts an end to this as it is the perfect size to clip to your belt loop and have ready at all times. It's got an easy to use caraber clip that is designed specifically for this purpose and it is made from durable anti-microbial fabric. Not only does this reduce mildew odors, but it dries fast and it is very absorbent. Best of all, after a quick wash they are good as new and be reused. 
 

Harmony Silent Traction System

Price: $29.95
 
 
If you have ever experienced the frustration of scaring away fish by accidentally making a loud noise in your kayak, then the Harmony Silent Traction System is for you. It is an inexpensive way to prevent accidental contact with the hull from transmitting noise through the water. All you need to do is place the self-adhering pads on spots in your kayak where there is a chance of poles, paddles, pliers or other gear making incidental contact. Each pack includes two large 20 x 12 inch rectangles, but you can also cut them to the sizes you need.
 

Drill Brush

Price: $8.90
 
 
Do you enjoy kayak angling, but dread the time and effort it takes to clean the hull of the kayak afterwards? If so, the Drill Brush can speed up the task while also requiring less hassle. All you need is a cordless drill and you can attach this brush to keep your kayak's hull clean and smooth. This is especially important if you angle in salt water as corrosion can occur if you don't remove the grime from your kayak hull. Rivers and lakes can also get pretty polluted, so cleaning your kayak hull regularly is just more sanitary.
 

ABN Universal Kayak Carrier

Price $38.95
 
 
Kayaks are pretty great for getting to fishing spots that are inaccessible by larger boats, but getting your kayak to a launch spot can still be hard work, especially if you have a heavy fishing kayak. If you want to spare your back and have a kayak that weighs 200 pounds or less, then the ABN Universal Kayak Carrier is what you need. It is made from high-strength anodized steel and features oversized foam bumper pads to protect your kayak. A spring-loaded kickstand helps with quick and easy loading and the whole thing folds up compact enough that you can store it in your kayak.
 
Conclusion
 
Let us know in the comments below or on the forum what you would like to see under your Christmas tree this year. 
 
Last modified on Friday, 14 December 2018 08:47
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