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.
The Backwater Assualt Paddle is a really cool kayak fishing tool. It's light yet sturdy. It floats plus it comes in a safety orange color making it easier to find in low light conditions. Hopefully, I won't need to buy another,but if I do I won't hesitate to buy it again
Seems to do what it was intended for, which is pushing off the rocks, getting off a landing, etc. I have only had it for a few weeks and I'm not sure I could use this as a full blown emergency paddle, but I don't think that was the intent. I have used it for some close to shore maneuvers, where my paddle was too long. Seems like it will work for me, I store it right near my seat on an accessory leash.