Feelfree Kayaks is taking kayak fishing to a new level with the Lure 11.5 kayak. It still has all the stability, comfort, and versatility as the original Lure 11.5 and now the addition of the sonar pod makes electronics management a breeze. Fishfinders and transducers can be directly mounted to the pod so that drilling into the kayak is unnecessary. The pod is completely removable for storage and transportation. It comes standard with a variety of unique features including a removable multi-level, multi-position extra wide Gravity Seat, Feelfree's wheel in the keel, and Uni-Track system. The patent pending Feelfree Gravity Seat offers the widest range of seat heights which is adjusted with the simple function of a lever and is removable - the Feelfree Gravity Seat is the new high. The Lure's super-stable 36" wide hull paired with a padded standing platform gives you the option to paddle or cast in either the sitting or standing position whether fishing inland waters or wide open oceans - this kayak fears no water.
|Length:||11 ft 6 in / 3.51 m|
|Width:||36 in / 91.44 cm|
|Weight:||74 lb / 33.57 kg|
|Capacity:||425 lb / 192.78 kg|
|Leg Room To Peg:||37.5|
|Leg Room - Total:||44|
|Number of Paddlers:||1 - Single/Solo|
|Type of Kayak:||Sit on Top|
|Rod Holders Included:||2|
Finally, I feel I've put enough paddle time in to write an honest review. I've had my Lure for over a year now, and have put it on the water over 40 times. I've spent hundreds of hours in that comfy seat, so here we go. I give it an honest 4.8 stars!!! First off, this is a fishing kayak... Not a touring kayak. This thing is slow, but extremely stable. You can't have both!!! I bought this yak knowing where and what it would be used for. FISHING!!! And a bunch of it. Literally the only gripe I have is the cup holders. They are useless. Remedy, put your can in a coozi and sit it on the deck right in front of you. It won't spill. It's so stable, I can do jumping jacks in this thing. The seat could not be any better. Comfy, storage pouches, multiple height settings, and it reclines!!! The front hatch is molded with reinforcements, so I stand on it all the time (165 lbs.). The molded handles are super beefy. No hardware to break or come loose. The deck pad has held up and still looks new after a good wash. No peeling off. The wheel in the keel makes the other guys at the ramp stare with envy. Tons of room for an 11.5 foot yak. The plastic seems to be very durable. (But it is plastic, so I don't drag it) The rear compartment has plenty of room for a crate and my cooler. The rod holders are excellent for trolling. (Angled) The console has always kept my snacks, phone, and wallet dry. The accessory rails are great for moving around rod holders. So the big question... Would I buy this thing again. ABSOLUTELY!!!
well i recently purchased i've been kayak fishing for about 3 years and I've owned many kayaks. This is the kayak I've been looking at for about a year and finally went ahead and got it. Before this kayak I owned a jackson cuda 12 and I got to say out of all the kayaks i've owned so far the cuda was my favorite. This kayak is great in many ways, but it also dissappointed me in many ways. One thing I did not like was that on the cuda 12 the bow of the kayak had a thing that you could just slip your paddle into and it would hold your paddle, you could also slip the tips of your rods in it to keep them from leaning over the kayak, I feel like if this kayak had something like that it would be alot better. Another thing I did not like about this kayak is that its extremely slow, now trust me I did my reviews before buying this and knew it was gonna be slow but I did not realize it was gonna be this slow, you got to put in a ton of work to paddle this thing. Now for the things I love about the kayak. One of the best things about this kayak as most of you already know is it's seat, out of all the yaks I've tried this seat is definetley the best. I also love the stability of the kayak I can stand on this kayak and throw a fly rod all day long, but the stability comes with the kayk being so wide which in turn is what makes this yak extremely slow and hard to get around. overall im going to give this kayak 3 stars and this is mainly based on me comparing it to my previous kayak the jackson cuda 12. I would highly reccomend this kayak to anyone fishing small bodies of water where you dont have to paddle much.
Very stable. Tracks good without rudder. Not very fast, but it does what it was designed for very good. Very easy to stand and cast from. Can fit large tackle bag and cooler in back well easily.
First Thoughts: The shipping packaging is very well thought out - not even a scratch on my new Yak upon home deliver. I liked the look immediately. I took the Yak out in a salt water bay ASAP. Cons: This Yak feels heavy even with two people picking it up. The back wheel is worthless in sand - you just drag it to the water on the keel. I think it would work well in dirt and it does work well on paved surfaces. I read reviews and thought I knew what slow paddling was (as I have a Ocean Kayak Big Game), but this Yak was even slower on water. The back handle dips into the water on waves and I think it is providing drag. I had to paddle with a higher stick than I am used to and had to take more forceful strokes so I could get the Yak to keep up with the group (yes, I had the seat all the way down). The stand up strap it too close to me - can't really use it to stand up - not enough angle. Pros: The Yak is easy to get in an out of - the easiest I have ever had. The Yak tracks well even though other reviews said it didn't. It tracks much better than the Big Game. It turns well - you have the ability to turn around in just a few strokes - can't do this with the Big Game. The seat is the best I have ever used in my 15+ years of Yakking. The back support is really appreciated. The foot room is great - it has more than I need (6' tall). The ride is smooth, even in waves. The bow spray is minimal unless you take a seriously large wave. The accessory mounts are really helpful. The little design features, like a built in cup holder and the strap layout in the back, etc. makes this Yak feel extremely well thought out. Final Thoughts: I really like this Yak and I am glad I purchased it. Although I will get a better upper body work out than I had anticipated, the many positive aspects of this Yak far outweigh this one significant negative. If you are looking for a comfortable Yak that is stable with all of the design features you could ever want - this is the Yak for you.