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Old 09-04-17, 07:57 PM   #11
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I bought a kayak about 4 months ago and have been rigging it to fit the way I fish. Once you decide to buy a yak, test drive some if possible. Youtube is full of helpful videos as well as some that are BS.
This is what I did....First was budget. Can I get what I want/need for what I have to spend? Then I searched those kayaks in my price range, as well as accessories. Once I decided on a brand and model, I bought the yak, seat, and paddle, just what I needed to get on the water. After I went out in it a few times without fishing, I added a rod holder, dry bag, paddlers life jacket. Its been a work in progress. I have used PVC pipe to build several things I wanted, and I'm still deciding if I want things like a fish finder.
As for a paddle leash, I bought a $2.00 dog leash from the dollar store. Loop it around the handle, clip it to a loop and its a done deal.
I also bought a crimping tool, some 1/16th inch cable and some crimp on connectors. I can make lightweight cable connectors for nets, Boga, tackle, etc.
PVC, pool noodles, and an imagination will go a long way toward outfitting your yak.
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Old 09-04-17, 08:29 PM   #12
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I bought a kayak about 4 months ago and have been rigging it to fit the way I fish. Once you decide to buy a yak, test drive some if possible. Youtube is full of helpful videos as well as some that are BS.
This is what I did....First was budget. Can I get what I want/need for what I have to spend? Then I searched those kayaks in my price range, as well as accessories. Once I decided on a brand and model, I bought the yak, seat, and paddle, just what I needed to get on the water. After I went out in it a few times without fishing, I added a rod holder, dry bag, paddlers life jacket. Its been a work in progress. I have used PVC pipe to build several things I wanted, and I'm still deciding if I want things like a fish finder.
As for a paddle leash, I bought a $2.00 dog leash from the dollar store. Loop it around the handle, clip it to a loop and its a done deal.
I also bought a crimping tool, some 1/16th inch cable and some crimp on connectors. I can make lightweight cable connectors for nets, Boga, tackle, etc.
PVC, pool noodles, and an imagination will go a long way toward outfitting your yak.


Cool. Those are good ideas. How do you like fishing from the kayak? I do have one of those sea eagle inflatables and I find it difficult to fish from... even with an anchor. That's the biggest reason why I've held off so far.
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Old 09-04-17, 10:42 PM   #13
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Go ahead and get one, you will not regret it. Kayak fishing is incredibly fun. Check out Vibe kayaks. I have a sea ghost 110 and it comes with paddle, stadium seat, and pre rigged for fishing for $850, I saw some on Craig's for around $650. Would be an excellent Kayak for you I'm sure.

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Old 09-04-17, 10:45 PM   #14
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Old 09-05-17, 05:29 AM   #15
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I like kayak fishing. I've fished from mine only 5 or 6 times, and I'm still learning. One of the best things is that you can launch from just about anywhere, and it only takes a few minutes. I have not fished moving water yet, but I'm looking forward to it. Kayak fishing may not be any better than boat fishing, but it does allow some freedoms boats don't have. I have the Perception Striker 115, 11-1/2 ft. It has 2 levels of seating, and the upper level is obviously better for fishing. I'm kind of limited in my mobility due to a back injury, but I can enter and exit the kayak and barely get my feet wet.
I have only fly fished from mine so far, but I would recommend it.
I have never fished from an inflatable, so I can't compare the two, but kayak fishing is fun, fairly easy, and different. I like different.

The biggest problem with the Striker 115 is tracking. Once you stop paddling, it will not stay straight. I will be adding a skeg or rudder of some type in the future.
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