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RIP Head Thong: Introducing the Action Hat

| March 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

I’ve alway felt the best pieces of gear are those that offer a direct solution to a common problem. Action Hat addresses functionality, comfort, and fashion issues that come up with using a GoPro head strap mount.

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2016 ACK Spring Kayak and Stand-Up Paddleboard Demo Days Announced

| March 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Austin Canoe & Kayak (ACK) is excited to announce their annual Spring Demo Day events featuring over 90 kayaks, canoes and stand up paddleboards as well as educational clinics from industry experts. Austin, Texas (March 21, 2016)- Outdoor retailer, Austin Canoe and Kayak (ACK), a division of Summit Sports, LLC, announces its annual Spring Kayak and Stand Up Paddleboard Demo Days & Outdoor Expo.

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Oh, the Places Weego!

| March 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Last week we launched a photo contest for our instagram fans (follow us here if you don’t already). We asked for photos from your most exotic adventures and were extremely impressed with the amazing adventures y’all have had!

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Fishing for Giants

| March 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

As the person behind all the posts y’all see on our social media sites, I love having a direct link to ACK customers. Seeing how much fun y’all have with our gear has inspired quite a few travel plans 😉 Last week, I shared this sick video, “Monster Fishing on Shallow Florida Wrecks” and asked if any ACK fans had ever done something similar.

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Texas Kayak Tournament Donation Benefits Heroes on the Water & Explore Austin

| March 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Kayak Angler’s Tournament Series (KATS) donates funds raised by anglers to help support the Fort Hood, Texas chapter of Heroes on the Water and Explore Austin. Austin, Texas (March 21, 2016) – The Kayak Angler’s Tournament Series (KATS) organization is pleased to announce a donation total of $4,720, which was raised through charity raffle sales, to help support two Texas based non-profits, the Fort Hood Chapter of Heroes on the Water and Explore Austin.

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Fishing Team Tip: DIY Tandem Island Trailer

| March 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Hobie Tandem Island (TI) can sometimes be a challenge when it comes to transportation due to it’s size. Some people have even car topped this mammoth kayak but for me personally, I do everything in my power to avoid a hernia.

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After School Special

| March 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

I was in school and inside for about 7 hours, once I got home I decided to go out fishing for an hour or so because the conditions were perfect. I grabbed my GoPro and my phone and went straight down to the lake where my new Hobie Pro Angler 12 was waiting for me.

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900 Brown Trout are Calling Your Name

| March 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

For the first time in 10 years, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is stocking the Guadalupe River with brown trout.This is exciting news for Texas anglers as brown trout are more of a challenge to catch than their counterparts, rainbow trout.

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Getting to Know Us: Meet Warren Shafor

| March 9, 2016 | 2 Comments

As a military brat, it’s tough to “officially” say where Warren of our Austin, Texas store is from – he was born in Georgia, bopped around several states, and even spent time living in Japan – until his family settled in Northern California. He found his way into the ACK family after stopping by our store to pick up some gear, “My wife and I had just moved to Austin from California three days ago and I couldn’t find our anchors anywhere – maybe the never even made it into the uHaul…

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3 Essentials for Bug Prevention

| March 8, 2016 | 2 Comments

When you’re enjoying yourself outside, the last thing you want to feel like is a walking buffet for all the bugs out there. Living along the Colorado River, in Austin, Texas this is a personal problem of mine the moment things start warming up, so it was wonderful to learn of all the great gear we carry to keep the bugs away!

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