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45 Minutes of Serious Kayak Fishing Action

| January 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Craving a little bit of kayak fishing action but the weather is holding you back? Live vicariously through the 2015 Kayak Angler Tournament Series(KATS) competitive anglers duking it out in a 2-day battle for the title of Classic Champion!

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3 Easy Ways to Improve your Next Kayak Fishing Trip

| January 26, 2016 | 6 Comments

I chatted with Barrett Fine, ACK’s Regional Operations Manager about ways anglers can improve their kayak fishing experience. Always a wealth of information, Barrett had the wise comment that increasing comfort while on the water is the best bet for improving your next kayak fishing trip.

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Leading Outdoor Adventure Retailers Join Forces

| January 26, 2016 | 3 Comments

Bloomfield Hills, MI (January 26, 2016) – Specialty outdoor gear retailers, Summit Sports and Austin Canoe and Kayak (ACK) announce the merger of the two companies under Summit Sports LLC. The merger, backed by Digital Fuel Capital, brings together two outdoor specialty retail leaders in snow, paddle, and other outdoor adventure sports.

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Snowshoeing 101: How to Gear up for Snowshoeing

| January 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

I recently booked a trip to Colorado and couldn’t be more excited to get my fix of snow and mountains in for the winter. Living in Austin, Texas, winters aren’t much of a change in scenery so I’m really looking forward to getting that “winter wonderland” experience.

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Campfire Cooking: Demystifying Dehydrated Meals

| January 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

When you’re out on the trail doing some backcountry exploration, you’re guaranteed to work up an appetite. On these occasions something like a plate of delicious lasagna with a side of garlic herb mashed potatoes, and mocha mousse pie for dessert sounds heavenly, but you’re probably thinking that’d be impossible – not at all!

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How to Rig Your SUP for Fishing

| January 20, 2016 | 2 Comments

One of the coolest things about working with ACK is access to people like Carlos Andreu, our Fleet Sales Manager, who is incredibly passionate about the growing sport of SUP fishing. I’ve enjoyed my fair share of time on a SUP, but never for more than paddling around the lake or on the coast so I really curious to chat with Carlos and learn how to rig your SUP for fishing.

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Getting to Know Us: Meet Customer Relationship Manager JJ!

| January 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

If you’ve called our support line, you may have had the opportunity to chat with JJ. An avid backpacker, JJ is an absolute wealth of knowledge when it comes to determining the proper gear for outfitting your adventure.

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Getting to Know Us: ACK Warehouse Basketball Tournament

| January 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Last week our warehouse team (and a few other awesome volunteers from the office) sacrificed their weekend to take inventory of the entire ACK warehouse – this meant counting out every single item, all 12,000 products within the 30,000 square foot space by hand. Not the funnest job, but absolutely necessary.

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What are Paddle Floats For?

| January 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

What is a kayak paddle float? If you’ve never seen a kayak paddle float in action, it can be a bit confusing to know what paddle floats are for.

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Lured in by the Lure 11.5

| January 12, 2016 | 4 Comments

Whenever I hit the water the primary objective is always to have a safe, fun experience doing something that I enjoy. However, if I am paddling a boat for the first time or using new equipment, it is my responsibility as a kayak salesman to test our products for performance and usability and share my findings with our customers.

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