The Assault Hand Paddle from Backwater Paddle Company is going to make kayak fishing a whole lot easier. It's the perfect paddle when you need to move just a few feet or adjust the position your boat while holding still holding on to your rod. The Assault paddle is a must-have for fishing in windy conditions to keep your boat facing the right direction. It's lightweight and has a slim profile so it's easy to tuck next to your seat or at your feet to keep it handy. The hook is useful for grabbing on to the dock to pull yourself in or for retrieving your line. You can use the serrated edge of the paddle to push off shore or any tree roots you find yourself up against. This handy paddle has a UV protective coating, a wrist leash, and it floats! You can also keep it in a hatch to use as an emergency paddle. This is a well-designed paddle that you'll end up reaching for over and over again.
|Length:||22 in / 55.88 cm|
|Width:||6 in / 15.24 cm|
|Weight:||12 oz / 340.19 g|
I bought this paddle so I wouldn't have to use the regular paddle to make minor adjustments while I'm fishing. I like to put the regular paddle in the holder when I'm fishing, this small paddle allows this.
Handy item to have on-board your kayak. Multiple uses. Not really suitable for an emergency paddle though. A little over-priced though; I think $20 would be more like it.
I agree it may be a bit pricey. $24.95 seems right to me. However, that wouldn't stop me from giving it 5 Stars! It is well made, has a comfortable handle, and as a Kayak Fisherman, it is incredibly handy to swing your Yak in a tight turn, push off from shore/bushes, or pull yourself in with the hook side to a dock or tree. Would like to see a few more colors available in the future.
Great little paddle for sculling while fishing. The hook and serrated edge gets a lot of use in ponds with stumps and brush. Well worth the price.