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.
I've had a good 2 dozen fishing kayaks over the years. This one is hands down teh most comfortable and stable. In fact, it's the first yak I've had where I can comfortably and intermittently stand and fish (in flat , calm water). I generally fish (and often paddle) with teh seat raised about 7" off the deck ( 3/4 the way up.). From there it's easy to stand and my legs don't cramp. It's allot like sitting in a canoe or small boat for me. I was skeptical of the pod design at first but it does work well with my Garmin Striker 4 GPS/Sonar. Couple of other plus's beyond the stability include: Rear cup holders will cradle a 3 3/4" fly reel so it doubles as a rod holder for paddling transport. Flat padded floor is easy on the feet and fly lines. Thnkgs I didn't like. The boat is HEAVY. even with the wheel, rolling it on uneven turf takes some umph. Even worse with (HEAVY) seat and pod installed. Boat is actually only about 10.5' in hull length. THe rest is handles which do little for hull speed.
Great kayak however not made to stand in and difficult to maneuver around while on kayak. Center of gravity made it tippy when seat raised. Maybe fine for lighter weight person but I had asked in advance and was assured it would be fine. It is not as there is no way a 6'2" man weighing 250 lbs can easily maneuver in boat let alone stand to cast . I am happy with boat overall as I can use it on the local river but will stay seated in lower position when casting.