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The Secret to Fishing the Guadalupe River

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Written by ACK’s Fleet Sales Manager, Juan Carlos Andreu The beginning of winter marks the kickoff of a very special fishery hidden in the Texas hill country; Guadalupe river rainbow trout. Every year Texas Parks and Wildlife and other private organizations like Trout Unlimited, stock the Guadalupe river with thousands of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and hundreds of fisherman take their shot at hooking this amazing fish.

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Austin Canoe and Kayak (ACK) Named Retailer of the Year by Kayak Angler Choice Awards

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Austin, Texas (November 24, 2014) – Outdoor retailer, Austin Canoe and Kayak (ACK), a division of MSP Holdings, LLC, was named “Kayak Angling Retailer of the Year” by the “Kayak Angler Choice Awards” for the fourth year in a row. Kayak Anglers Choice Awards (KACA) is a joint venture between YakAngler.

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My State Record Sunfish

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

The day began like any of my other San Marcos River Day trips; launched just before sunrise with beautiful sunny skies and warm 85 degree weather in the forecast (took place in July). I had been fly fishing for a few months prior bringing nothing but the fly (By this time I had fully converted to fly fishing and the poor bait casters were getting dusty in the garage.

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Hiking and Your Feet

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Hiking is one of the easiest ways to engage in regular physical activity. Unlike many other athletic pursuits, hiking requires minimal equipment and can be done in almost any type of weather.

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Casting for a Cause 2014- Barrett Takes the Coast

| July 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Living in Florida I’d heard nothing but good things about the Casting for a Cause tournament held annually in Port Aransas, so when I moved back to Texas I had to add this tournament to my schedule. This year’s beneficiaries for the tournament are The National MS society, Haven for Hope, Heroes on the Water, and over 20 other charitable organizations.

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Product Review: Wilderness Ride 135

| July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Eugene Mora III, a Wilderness Systems Ambassador and avid kayak angler, reviews his Wilderness Ride 135.  Fishing from the Wilderness Systems Ride 135 has been amazing.

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Hunter Katich: Youth Kayaker

| June 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Andrew Andress, an ACK Customer Relationship Manager and avid whitewater kayaker, is a supporter of junior kayaking and is passionate about youth involvement and the growth of whitewater kayaking. He has had the pleasure of paddling with Hunter Katich, a talented youth freestyle kayaker, and shared his experience with us.

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Father of 10 For a Day

| May 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Around the last week in April I received a phone call from Thomas, the owner of Diablo Paddlesports, about helping out for a local children’s event. He told me they would be working with Generation Outdoors to teach fatherless kids how to kayak and fly fish.

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How to Choose a Paddle That’s Right For You

| May 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Blade shape and paddling style – From a Fisherman’s perspective Simply put, if you focus on a paddle that fits you it will means less fatigue, more time on the water and more fish in your boat.  A lot goes into a great paddling paddle and each manufacture will happily tell their story, so do your research, try stuff out and make an informed decision.

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10 Ways to Satisfy a Customer

| December 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

As Marketing Director at ACK it is my responsibility to make sure that customers come to us for all of their paddling and outdoor gear needs. The better I do my job the more orders customers place on ACK.

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