May is one of my favorite months of the year, complete with great weather, good fishing and now that I have a child in grade school, a time to celebrate another school year passed. My daughter is 6 now and it occurred to me that I have yet to really get her immersed into to the world of paddling and what better time than now! It's easy to want to get away as paddling provides an almost Zen like experience for those wanting to get away from it all. However, nothing compares to the enjoyment and satisfaction a person gets from spending quality time with their kids, nieces, nephews or grandkids in the great outdoors. For most folks, school is either out or preparing to let loose so now is the time to start planning your next family adventure. Continue reading.
Product Review - Hobie Pro Angler
Is it a kayak or is it a boat? Whatever it is, the Pro Angler means business.
I recently had an opportunity to test paddle a Hobie Pro Angler on a weekend fishing adventure and I have to say, I am impressed! My first reaction was, "man, this thing is huge!" but once I hit the water, it was smooth sailing or rather pedaling. It all started when a customer, turned friend of mine, invited me join him on his annual Choke Canyon Lake trip. No arm-twisting here -- ready, set, let's go! As an ACK employee, I must admit, its pretty nice having access to almost any kayak we sell so I decided to try one that I've never used for an extended period of time, the Hobie Pro Angler. There is another reason for it. I was told that this lake was home to alligators and I have to admit, I was a little concerned. I do understand that alligators can be pretty laid back but still held strong to using something BIG for peace of mind. Continue reading.
Nathan Norton - Store Associate
This month, we feature one of our most energetic and probably our skinniest employee, Nathan "Nate" Norton. If you've been to our Houston store, you may have talked to Nate and chances are he left a lasting impression on you. We invited Nate to tell us a little more about himself, his move to Texas and passion for the outdoors.
My name is Nate and I have been working for ACK in Houston for about a year. Before moving to Houston I lived in Northern California where I grew up always being outdoors and participating in activities such as camping and hiking in the summer and skiing and snowboarding in the winter. I eventually moved to Houston to be closer to my grandparents and to concentrate on finishing by bachelor's degree in biological sciences. Continue reading.
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