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  • Cohutta has Glow in the Dark Kayak

    I knew that would get your attention.

    Main reason for this post was for me to give a shot out to Andy, Garner and Brandon for exceptional customer service.

    Just wait I'll get to the GLOW In the Dark Kayak in a minute.

    Approx a week ago I fished with Groundpounder from a kayak ...yeah GP it's all your fault. Thanks ! for all your help and advice. I was hooked on how easily he could fish standing up from his Jackson Coosa.

    I started looking around and even found a 2011 Coosa on Craiglist, but even after sending email and calling I received no response.

    While out on the Jackson Kayak site I noticed that Cohutta Fishing Company (NGTO Sponsor) was an Authorized dealer for Jackson. I gave them a call last Friday and had a great talk with Andy. I thought I might be holding Andy up with all my questions, but he kept coming back asking me if I had a moment to talk longer and while he checked on things for me. Long story short, what I wanted to use a kayak for majority of the time, put in paddle up fish down or fish down and paddle back to the ramp. Andy felt the Cuda would be a better fit for me. Then he informed me that Jackson was now shipping the 12' Cuda that would be perfect for rivers and lakes and would track much better then the Coosa.

    Andy checked on a few things and told me that the color I wanted and size would be coming in this week . I usually never move this impulsively, especially on the most expensive single item I have bought since I started Fly Fishing. Andy just kept sweetening the deal, he told me that anyone that buys a boat from him gets 10% on the cost of the boat to use for merchandise in the store. Sweet cause I needed a paddle. Andy asked me my height and told me that I would need a 240 paddle. He checked and indicated he did not have a new 240 in the shop but would give me their demo 240...again . SOLD !!!

    I placed my order for a Jackson Cuda 12 in Desert Camo. It was supposed to arrive today and I was going to pick it up tomorrow. But I got a call from Brandon, that they had made the trip up to Tenn. yesterday and my kayak was in. I juggled my schedule and headed out to Cohutta.

    My 1st time to the new store



    My Cuda 12 all wrapped up and waiting for me



    While talking to Garner about some of the different color schemes Jackson is putting out like Limon, he said I needed to check out the Glow in the Dark Cuda. You won't find that option on Jackson Site. The kayak is made of Glow in the Dark material. Who needs a dock light.




    So, what did I do with the 10%, well I've been looking at the 10' 4wt BVKs. They did not have one in the store, but one will be drop shipped to me sometime next week

    I needed to get out Garner and Brandon were just too hospitable

    They helped me load up



    Glad the Jackson Kayaks come with a long Haul Red Flag



    Had to make a stop at West Marine to pick up hardware to rig for an anchor and then I was home. Here is my new Cuda 12 unpacked and ready to get wet...hopefully soon.





    Again I want to say Thank You to Andy, Brandon and Garner for some Great Customer Service. You took the time to make sure I was fully informed about my options and your warm hospitality made me feel at easy about my purchase. My only regret is I did not get to meet Andy.

    I guess I may just have to make a trip back to Cohutta Fishing Company soon

    P.S. A personal Shout out goes to my Wife who backed and encouraged me on my decision, even when I had second thoughts.
    Last edited by SlowStreamer; 10-02-12, 10:12 PM.
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    Congratulations on the new vessel, SS. She is a beaut. But I thought you were getting a two man boat, so I could tag along. I see how it is .

    Man, I have been hooked on kayak fishing ever since that outing with GP, but just can't seem to get everything together for the purchase. I know you've been on the lookout too, so I am glad you finally got one. Just think of all the new water you'll be to explore now, whoo weeee. You will be missed up by the dam for sure. And thanks for sharing your buying experience with Cohutta, that is priceless.
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    • #3
      I'm so jealous.
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      • #4
        Andy and his crew are top notch!

        I was up to their new location on Saturday morning. Saw the sweet yak setup in the window!!

        That shop and the staff are fantastic!!!!

        Congrats on the new ride.....enjoy!!!!
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Wet Fly View Post
          Congratulations on the new vessel, SS. She is a beaut. But I thought you were getting a two man boat, so I could tag along. I see how it is .

          Man, I have been hooked on kayak fishing ever since that outing with GP, but just can't seem to get everything together for the purchase. I know you've been on the lookout too, so I am glad you finally got one. Just think of all the new water you'll be to explore now, whoo weeee. You will be missed up by the dam for sure. And thanks for sharing your buying experience with Cohutta, that is priceless.

          Thanks WF. Funny you should mention 2 seaters. Garner was talking about how great the fishing experience is out of a Jackson Tuna. It almost had me thinking about it for wife, daughter or you .... but them I would need a trailer to haul all the kayaks around in. It was time for me to leave before I got myself in trouble.
          Nothing is impossible the impossible just takes a little longer. So take your time and enjoy the experience.
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          • #6
            Awesome!!! See ya Friday

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            • #7
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              • #8
                I got a chance to take pictures of the first production Cuda 12 at our tournament this weekend. I see that didn't last too long, now that all the outfitters are getting their shipments in!

                BTW, you should all check out my dad's group, Southern Kayak Anglers. It's a kayak only bass fishing series with events all around Georgia. The season is over this year, but next year is looking to be big; we could be giving away kayaks for every event and we have plenty of new sponsors, including Jackson.

                Here's one of the Jackson kayak fishing pro staff members, Stewart on the new Cuda 12 on Lake Chatuge. He had a new color called that I think was called "limon"

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                All the guys from our tournament

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                Trent Sizemore Photography
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                • #9
                  Oh... That is so sweet! I want that glow-on-the-dark one.............

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                  • #10
                    Congrats on the ride Sam ! Sweet rig.

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                    • #11
                      You will really like Jackson Kayak. They are well built and have great customer service. I have the new Coosa and an older whitewater playboat. They are really good boats.

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                      • #12
                        I have been admiring the Jackson Yaks from afar... Very sweet boat, Sam!

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                        • #13
                          Cohutta Guys,

                          Sam, those low-keyed folk there could sell ice water to eskimos. Takes all the determination I can muster to walk out without one of those "super coolers". I'll agree fine folk. TRW

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Gatorbyte View Post
                            I'm so jealous.
                            What are you jealous about. I thought you already have a 10 4wt BVK or something better

                            Trent,

                            Love the pictures. Cohutta had one of those Limons, but it went out before I arrived. It is a pretty load and wild color, but I guess that is what you want when on open water with power boats around.

                            Originally posted by watkins View Post
                            Sam, those low-keyed folk there could sell ice water to eskimos. Takes all the determination I can muster to walk out without one of those "super coolers". I'll agree fine folk. TRW
                            I know what you mean Tom. I had to get out before I checked out more of the store yesterday. But that does not mean I won't go back for more great hospitality

                            Thanks to everyone else for the comments. I hoping to have the Harken Cleat and pad eye installed today but couldn't get away from work before it got dark. Hope to get back from Macon early enough tomorrow to get it done. Still antsy about drilling holes in it , but gotta get it done if I want to get it out on Friday.
                            Nothing is impossible the impossible just takes a little longer. So take your time and enjoy the experience.
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                            • #15
                              Nice boat Sammy, congrats! It has been awhile since I had my BG Prowler out on the water; let's plan a Settles to Hwy 20 paddle soon!
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