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How to Pack Your Kayak

| February 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Before you set out on any kayaking excursion, be it fishing, long distance, camping, or whitewater, its crucial to have your dry hatch essentials prepared and properly stocked. Although all of these different styles typically require different calibers of gear and equipment, there are some not so obvious basics necessary for any adventure.

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The 3 Rules of Warmth

| January 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Most northerners know what it takes to stay warm on those cold winter nights, and Im not talking about that magical liquid in the flask. Im talking about the gear you will need to hang out in the cold and not even notice its -30 degrees.

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Resolve to Get Outside and Play in 2015

| January 2, 2015 | 6 Comments

There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not man the less, but nature more. – Lord Byron The beginning of a new year brings about new ideas, promises, and resolutions for everyone.

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Gear Up for Cold Weather Paddling

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Just because winter is approaching does not mean you have to hang up your yak and paddle until spring. Of course it’s your choice if you want to hunker down this winter with a cup of hot chocolate and a Charles Dickens classic because, (and if that is your decision then might I suggest our recent post on storing your kayak?

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Boondoggle 2014

| October 30, 2014 | 2 Comments

Boondoggle… What is it?

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Winter is Coming: Kayak Storage Solutions

| October 29, 2014 | 11 Comments

With winter on its way it is time to think about storage solutions to keep your outdoor gear warm and cozy during its cold weather hibernation.

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Brad’s Journey to the Huntsville Half

| October 27, 2014 | 2 Comments

Written by Brad Martin, ACK Web Content Manager When you start college people talk about the “Freshman 15″ aka those 15 pounds one gains during their freshman year of college. Well, my Freshman 15 quickly turned into the Senior 55.

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Wilderness Systems AirPro MAX Seat

| October 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

Wilderness Systems upgraded their kayak seating in a big way with the newest addition to their Ride kayak series. They recently launched their brand new Ride MAX series featuring the Phase 3® AirPro MAX high/low seating system.

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Big Boats On Small Water: A Possibility Brought to you by C-TUG

| September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Guest blog written by Matt Moccia, Hobie Pro Staff For years I’ve enjoyed fishing out of a small kayak on various rivers and other small waters inaccessible to larger watercraft. The problem with this was they were inaccessible to vehicles as well, which meant limiting the amount of gear you could bring along.

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Advice for New Kayak Anglers

| September 18, 2014 | 12 Comments

With kayak fishing growing in popularity by the minute we thought it would be a great idea to ask our seasoned kayak anglers to provide some advice and tricks for the newbies. By far the most popular piece of advice was to wear Buy the best PFD you can afford and ALWAYS wear it Always check the weather forecast  Keep everything tied down Learn how to self rescue Buy a sit-on-top kayak for easiest kayak fishing Test a bunch of kayaks before you buy one Tie down what you cant afford to lose Dont use your anchor in fast flowing rivers Look both ways before crossing an intracoastal Be anchored or tied off- big fish will pull you around!

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