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  • eyeflyfish
    started a topic First kayak experience

    First kayak experience

    Well I got lucky. The Fannin county sheriffs office was doing trading and had the ambulance available. It was as if they knew I was coming.
    I had a great time. Didnít fall in or embarrass myself. Did learn that rowing upstream might be a young mans game in fast water. I managed almost a mile. Floating downstream is really cool. Iím looking forward to a couple more test runs before bringing the rod.

  • fishnpreacher
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    Originally posted by groundpounder View Post
    Not so fast...
    Tethers and leashes can also cause tangles and dangers. When I first started kayaking I was told the same thing. But then with more experience and more stories told you see how things like a paddle leash can actually wrap your legs and tie you up if you were to roll. Same for a rod leash. By all means bungee or strap things down to the front or back of your kayak but I wouldnít advise leashes. Now I fly fish so I keep me deck as clean as I can so that my fly line has nothing to tangle in when I strip it to the deck. Iíve gone as far as removing foot pegs and tie down hooks to keep my deck as tangle free as possible.
    I thought about that after I posted, but I had included "secure" so I didn't go back and change it. Thanks for the heads up Todd. I do have my paddle tethered, but everything else is strapped down or stored, unless I'm using it at the time.

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  • groundpounder
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    Originally posted by fishnpreacher View Post
    A word of wisdom, tether or secure everything you don't want to lose. Tips and flips will happen.
    Not so fast...
    Tethers and leashes can also cause tangles and dangers. When I first started kayaking I was told the same thing. But then with more experience and more stories told you see how things like a paddle leash can actually wrap your legs and tie you up if you were to roll. Same for a rod leash. By all means bungee or strap things down to the front or back of your kayak but I wouldnít advise leashes. Now I fly fish so I keep me deck as clean as I can so that my fly line has nothing to tangle in when I strip it to the deck. Iíve gone as far as removing foot pegs and tie down hooks to keep my deck as tangle free as possible.

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  • fishnpreacher
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    A word of wisdom, tether or secure everything you don't want to lose. Tips and flips will happen.

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