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Feel Free Lure Kayak

Postby erik the viking » 15 May 2018, 13:52

For those of you that definitely want to get a paddle yak for fishing, have a look at this one.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNweytWqUPs
It hasn't got high sides, so you'll get wet feet in PPB slop, but the seat is up nice and high.
Probably more suited rivers and calm flats fishing but, it seems very stable.
His motor mount and bass fishing vids are a good time waster :up:
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Re: Feel Free Lure Kayak

Postby peatop » 15 May 2018, 14:13

I seriously thought about goin paddle over pedal, and if i was going paddle i would definitely have gone glass, after watching vids and reading reports of fishing trips imo for serious paddlers glass is the only way to go ;)
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Re: Feel Free Lure Kayak

Postby *Gab* » 15 May 2018, 15:20

That SUP must be slow as hell!! Ahahahah
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Re: Feel Free Lure Kayak

Postby laneends » 15 May 2018, 15:23

peatop wrote:I seriously thought about goin paddle over pedal, and if i was going paddle i would definitely have gone glass, after watching vids and reading reports of fishing trips imo for serious paddlers glass is the only way to go ;)


glass is good for covering distance and getting efficiently from A to B, which is a big part of offshore. But for general run of the mill fishing they lack space and utility especially if you want to take a lot of rods etc, less "workspace", and less stability when you are just drifting or floating around. Like everything its horses for coarses. A bit like taking a sportscar to pick up some timber from Bunnings, it has to suit what you actually do not just what you dream of doing.
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Re: Feel Free Lure Kayak

Postby peatop » 15 May 2018, 15:59

laneends wrote:
peatop wrote:I seriously thought about goin paddle over pedal, and if i was going paddle i would definitely have gone glass, after watching vids and reading reports of fishing trips imo for serious paddlers glass is the only way to go ;)


glass is good for covering distance and getting efficiently from A to B, which is a big part of offshore. But for general run of the mill fishing they lack space and utility especially if you want to take a lot of rods etc, less "workspace", and less stability when you are just drifting or floating around. Like everything its horses for coarses. A bit like taking a sportscar to pick up some timber from Bunnings, it has to suit what you actually do not just what you dream of doing.

Yah Keith, this is true and i guess im looking at it from my point of view, i am interested in offshore and living where i do there is a few offshore launch sites close by, so i guess that would be the reason im somewhat biased ;)
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Re: Feel Free Lure Kayak

Postby laneends » 15 May 2018, 17:30

peatop wrote:Yah Keith, this is true and i guess im looking at it from my point of view, i am interested in offshore and living where i do there is a few offshore launch sites close by, so i guess that would be the reason im somewhat biased ;)


You thinking of just having one yak or keeping your old one too.? Must admit I have measured up the shed to see if a profisha 575 can fit in there alongside the others, just in case :evilgrin:

I actually think a glass yak is a good choice for WP too as often fishing grounds can be a fair trek from the few launches, and the ability to skim quickly over shallow flats without worrying about pedal drives is an advantage too. Most fishing is anchor and bait so there is not the same advantage to hands free of pedal drives.
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Re: Feel Free Lure Kayak

Postby cheaterparts » 15 May 2018, 17:48

laneends wrote:
peatop wrote:I seriously thought about goin paddle over pedal, and if i was going paddle i would definitely have gone glass, after watching vids and reading reports of fishing trips imo for serious paddlers glass is the only way to go ;)


glass is good for covering distance and getting efficiently from A to B, which is a big part of offshore. But for general run of the mill fishing they lack space and utility especially if you want to take a lot of rods etc, less "workspace", and less stability when you are just drifting or floating around. Like everything its horses for coarses. A bit like taking a sportscar to pick up some timber from Bunnings, it has to suit what you actually do not just what you dream of doing.


funny thing Keith I can take 6 rods without any trouble on the outside of stealth 525 ( 4 in the std rear rod holders and 2 it my front rod holders ) and more in the hatch - the 525 is rated to carry 35 kg more than your Revo 16 - I can drive my sports car to Bunnings and carry lots of timber home
I also have 4 added rod holders to sit at anchor with

it has more storage in the main hatch than most plastic kayaks have period

as for for stability how quick you get accustomed to them I felt quite at home at portland Aust day W/E even when the event was called at 18 knot wind just drifting and bottom bouncing - seas were a bit ugly but the kayak was good

as for speed and distance you are right Eoin and myself covered the 13 km Gippland paddle coarse in 1 hour 39 min ( 7.9 kph ) thats zipping right along for a fishing kayak
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