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Jerron ACK’s Very Own “BTB” Expert Goes Big Time!

| March 9, 2012 | 1 Comment

Houston Store Manager, Jerron, conducted his first big time seminar at the Houston Fishing Show this past weekend. He spent an hour discussing the basics of offshore Kayak (“BTB”) fishing. Jerron covered safety equipment, websites and other resources to find the most accurate weather info, tips on rigging a kayak for BTB fishing, what type […]

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Follow a Paddlers Lead When Securing Cargo to a Vehicle

| March 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

On my way to the Houston Fishing Show this past weekend, I witnessed a flying mattress coming at me while driving on the highway. I would like to suggest to those who travel with ladders, mattresses, chairs, or anything else strapped to their roof, that they should take a lesson from paddlers. Paddlers know that […]

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Familiar Faces at the Houston Fishing Show

| March 3, 2012 | 2 Comments

I’m here at the Houston Fishing Show and I keep running into customers from the store. Shows like this really put into perspective how many people we have helped with either buying or outfitting their kayaks. It makes me feel good to see that we are making an impact in the paddling community. – Andrew […]

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Now that the ProFootball Season is over in Texas…

| November 23, 2010 | 1 Comment

Okay, maybe not over but I amongst many other Texas football fans, are probably starting to loose some interest in football this season. My faith in both the Cowboys and even the Texans is starting to dwindle. With two recent wins, there seems to be a small sense of hope for the Cowboys but my […]

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Understanding the Differences in Canoe Materials

| November 12, 2010 | 0 Comments

As we all know, canoes have been around for a long time. In fact, scientists have discovered canoes that were dated as far back as 8000 B.C. Early canoes were made out of hollowed out tree trunks, tree bark, wood and even animal pelt. As time went on, “modern” materials were introduced including canvas and […]

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Flush Mounted Rod Holder Install for the Offshore Angler

| November 7, 2010 | 2 Comments

Offshore kayak fishing presents challenges that some kayak anglers may not be prepared for. One example is the integrity of a flush mounted rod holder when fishing for large pelagic fish. In some cases a typical install using rivets may not be sufficient enough. When a large fish strikes it can put great stress on […]

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I Found the Ultimate Offshore Fishing Kayak!

| November 2, 2010 | 8 Comments

Offshore kayak fishing is my passion but the one aspect that can make this style of fishing difficult is kayak  selection. I have experimented with several kayaks over the years and I had yet to come across the perfect vessel. While I have paddled some decent models for this type of application I have also paddle […]

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How old is your kayak?

| September 29, 2010 | 0 Comments

This past week we had a few older kayaks brought in to get some minor work done.  You know, fix a few handles, replace a couple of padeyes, nothing too involved.  When these boats came in to the store you would think they were made of gold the way all the employees gathered around them.  […]

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The Unsinkable Kayak

| August 25, 2010 | 4 Comments

Another kayak that was hung from the ceiling by its bow and stern handles (really bad idea), which resulted in the rear handle and a big chunk of the kayak being ripped out.

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Buffalo Bayou Partnership

| July 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

Over the past year and a half as we have been settling into our new digs in Houston we have been looking for groups in the community to help us promote and grow paddling in Houston. We have found the perfect partner in the Buffalo Bayou Partnership.

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