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Dragonfly "Techie 12'"

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Dragonfly "Techie 12'"

Paddle Board Make & Model

Brand:
Dragonfly
Model:
Techie
MSRP ($):
2200

If fishing is your thing, but you want a paddle board that is a little smaller than the Dragonfly 13'6”, then the Techie 12’ is a good choice. While previous paddle boards from Dragonfly could be used for fishing, the Techie has been specifically designed for the hard-core angler. According to Dragonfly, the purpose of the board is frill-free fishing, but this doesn’t mean that they skimped on features.

What makes the Techie special is the fact that it is hand-crafted using vinyl ester resin with bi-directional fabric. It also has a 30-inch beam and beaded foam core. Dragonfly included two cubic square feet of forward dry storage in the twelve-foot hull and a small circular well in the aft. The forward storage is insulated and the aft well is compatible with an optional pump. Also on this board you’ll find three flush-mounted rail systems and how you customize it with camera mounts, rod holders and other accessories is up to you. Also of note is the unique water shedding deck and ocean grip padding.

The Techie 12’ is lightweight enough to transport easily using the front and rear carrying handles and it also features a vented plug for storage and shipping. In addition, it has a removable fin system and drain plug. Don’t let the light weight fool you as this board is able to float about 320 pounds. Dragonfly Boatworks is known for the quality that goes into their products and this can clearly be seen with the Techie 12’. If you are a fishing purist and want a reliable paddle board that does everything you need it to do out on the water then don’t miss out on the Techie 12’.

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Dragon Fly Techie

I bought my Techie right after they came out. For those that like to stand and fish it provides a lot of "walk around" space. Pretty fast to paddle, probably due to the light wait. It can be tough on windy days though. Pros include the ample deck space, nice hatch, light carry weight and ability to sit or stand with an engle cooler added on. A few con's - one is it can be a bit unstable with a shallow water fin in. I've "rolled" it a couple of times when my weight got too far to the edge. It gets better as you use it though as you learn to keep your balance centered. The shallow water fin they sell as an add on option is not good. Made of fiberglass, I broke two of them with less than 2 hours of use each. I finally got my woodworking Dad to create one for me that has been much more durable than the fiberglass. I hope sometime they make one out of the same plastic material there deep water fin is constructed of. Other con would be easiness with which the body scratches, but it is fiberglass not resin. I fish intercoastal waterways in the Carolinas and I cringe every time I get this in shallow water and hope I don't run across an oyster bed. Overall a nice cross between SUP and kayak.

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