It is not just the fish that we catch, or the places we go. It is not just the people we meet, or even the adventures. It is the lifestyle - the combination of all elements that make up this wonderful sport are what make it so unique and inspiring. I can try to explain this to someone that has not yet experienced the friendship, the thrill, the joy, and sometimes the heartbreak. However, it is not until that first trip, that first tournament, that first time hanging out with the people that make this sport what it is that they fully understand “Why?”
With this new series, it is our goal to really focus not on what brand you paddle or what product you use, but to show why you do it. What makes you paddle all day in a plastic boat to maybe catch a fish? Why do you go to the tournaments when the payout is so small? What could possibly make you want to fight thousands of mosquitos to camp with hundreds of other smelly kayak fisherman? These are the questions that we intend to answer. What makes us tick?
This sport is made up of people that are truly passionate about something and show it everyday, whether it be through fishing, running tournaments and events, or manufacturing products that make it possible. These are the things that we hope to convey over the next year, the people, the journeys, and the events that make up the lifestyle that we can’t seem to get enough of!
Join us on our journey this year as we cover this wonderful Sport “Inside and Out”!
I would truly like to thank my sponsors, and most importantly the individuals who have believed in me and given me the opportunity to chase my dream. It is my ambition to show others why this sport - and the people who make it what it is - are so important to me!
Without further ado, here is the first episode of “YakAngler’s Inside and Out”: