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Hobie is well known for their range of fishing kayaks, but last month also saw the launch of their Hobie Bass Open Series (BOS).

Published in Tournaments

When Hobie announces a new addition to their range, it is definitely worth a look. The kayak in question is the Hobie Mirage Compass, which will soon be joining their MirageDrive kayak line. 

Published in Kayaks and Gear

The third time is a charm. Jay Wallen of Lexington, Kentucky, after finishing third the past two years, has battled through to take the Hobie Bass Open win.  This was year four of the tournament that took place on Kentucky Lake in Marshall County, Kentucky, June 10-11.

Published in Tournaments
Wednesday, 13 July 2016 00:00

ICAST 2016 - Hobie has reverse

Hobie continues to be a leading innovator in the kayak community. This year is no different, as they introduce the long-awaited reverse pedal system. Using only one finger, the mechanism easily flips the fins from forward to reverse. This new system will be backwards compatible with older models, and sold as an accessory in 2017.

Published in Spotlight

Hobie continues to tweak their 2015 SUV line of fishing kayaks. Both the “Mirage Pro Angler 12” and “Mirage Pro Angler 14” received major updates from the 2014 models. Here is a side by side comparison of the 2014 vs. 2015 Mirage Pro Angler kayaks.

Published in Kayaks and Gear
Monday, 01 September 2014 12:30

OR 2014 - Hobie redesigns the "Outback"

Adam talks with Morgan from Hobie Kayaks at Outdoor Retailer 2014 about the fishing-friendly updates to the 2015 "Outback". These updates address many of the questions viewers asked during our interview with Morgan at ICAST 2014.

Published in Kayaks and Gear

Adam talks with Morgan from Hobie about the new "Vantage CT" seats for the "Revo" and "Outback", as well as updates to the Mirage Drive.

Published in Kayaks and Gear

Several weeks ago we spoke with Morgan Promnitz, Fishing Product Manager at Hobie Cat Company, and asked him if any of the older models of fishing kayaks were getting updates. At the time, Morgan told us that Hobie is always innovating, and that “You never know what the future may bring...”

Published in Kayaks and Gear
Friday, 18 July 2014 10:10

ICAST 2014 Second Day Recap

Day Two at ICAST is in the books! We doubled the number of manufacturer interviews, great for you but a TON of work for Kramer. We stopped by the Native Watercraft booth and got the low down on the new Slayer “Propel 10”, talked to Hobie about the “Pro Angler 17 Tandem”, and a ton of other cool products.

Published in Kayak Events
Friday, 30 May 2014 00:00

Maintaining your Hobie "Mirage Drive"

During a season, I will put in over 500 hours in my kayaks and cover about 1000 miles. I have three Hobie Mirage Drives: two from 2007, and one from 2013. I have only had one breakdown, during some hard pedaling against a strong current on a section of the Detroit River. At that time, I took the opportunity to upgrade my version 1 Mirage Drive to a version 2. 

Published in How To Paddling
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