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Bamba by Fluid Kayaks

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Fluid Kayaks finally launch their dedicated fishing kayak. The Bamba is not a modification of an existing design; instead, it is a completely new design to make sure all fishermen’s wishes are taken care of. The Bamba offers excellent stability, great trawling speed and all the gadgets you need for a superb fishing experience.

Hatch_Close_UpA key feature of the Bamba is the large centre hatch in a separately molded compartment for storing your gear and catch inside the hull. A 180cm fully rigged fishing rod fits into the compartment. The rear tank-well of the Bamba has a large load bay to fit a cooler box, live bait bucket, dive cylinder or plastic crate.

Weight distribution on a kayak is vital and the ability to store catch both in front and back of the Bamba is a major benefit.

The deck has ample room for storing a gaff, net, game fish baton, tackle and lures within easy reach. 3 rod holders, 4 dry hatches and a variety of attachment points are standard. The two hatches behind the seat seal to dry/wet compartments. Leave in the plugs at the bottom, and you have two perfectly dry compartments. Take a plug out, and the water from the river/ocean/lake will fill about a third of the compartment, allowing you to keep live bait in there.

The sturdy, easily adjustable footrests are very comfortable to use. The Bamba tracks well without a rudder, and will initially only be offered without the rudder. A rudder option will be available in the near future.

Bow_Top_ViewA nifty little slot with bungee cord was added on the left side of the seat for storing the paddle when not needed. No more worrying about a loose paddle when you have your hands full with fish on the line.

Because of the low profile and low centre of gravity, the Bamba handles choppy seas and winds, and gives the paddler a comfortable and very stable ride. Although designed with the specialist fisherman in mind, the Bamba is an excellent all-rounder and can be used for various applications including touring, adventure and bird watching.

Features:

  • High volume storage & comfortable deck lay-out
  • Sealed-off central coffin hatch - 5' 5" x 11" width x 11" deep
  • Hatch opening - 16.5" x 11" wide
  • In-hull storage for rigged rods
  • Hatches for in-hull storage of tackle and gear
  • 2 Hatches with scuppers that can be flooded via scuppers for livebait storage
  • 2 Rear rod holders and 1 forward bait-up rod holder (space to fit a 3rd rod holder)
  • Paddle keepers and molded-in transducer housing
  • 6mm screw-in brass threaded secure points for DIY accessories
  • Lure & knife stowage either side of the cockpit

Specifications:

  • Carrying Capacity -  400 lbs
  • Length - 13'
  • Width - 31.5"
  • Weight - 68 lbs
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Mark Watanabe

Mark "YakSushi" Watanabe is the Co. Founder of YakAngler.com, "He built this site!". He considers himself a mediocre fisherman and an unexceptional writer. He's the devoted father of a ton of little sushis (Air Quotes) and everyday tech ninja.

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# cheslin 2013-02-18 03:27
well all i can say first hand experience
of the bamba very stable ,great or should i say excellent wave punching abbillity .storage excellent ,carrying 10 big snoek at ease .love my bamba just love it so easy to ad on gadgets according your'e type of fishing
 

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