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.
Great hand paddle.
I fish in a float tube. I have MS and my leg strength is very weak, but I don't want to give up fishing. Sometimes when winds come up and I have to kick back in, it would take me a very long time to make any headway and sometimes want to give up and be blown to China instead. I bought 2 of these paddles, and I have already used them several times and even though they hurt my arms using them, together with kicking and paddling, I zoomed back in to shore. Only negative thing is how expensive they are for how they are made, but I needed some help for my handicap. For me, a regular oval shape plastic short handled paddle would have been just fine, but no one makes anything like that.