I purchase the Lure 11.5 Dessert camo about a month ago and I'm very pleased I got this one. My first thought was dang this thing is expensive, so I continued on with my research. I like many others looked around and kept coming back to this kayak. The kayak tracks very well using the rudder system with slight movements as well helping making sharp turns (on lakes) along with using a paddle. It's not a speed demon, but it makes up for it in other ways. The seat looks like it feels, comfortable. Good job Lure!
Very happy with my Lure 11.5. I spent alot of time researching
kayaks and felt very confident ordering the Lure from ACK..shipping
from Texas to New York was fast and the kayak was perfectly
wrapped and packed with all the extras I ordered . The truck driver
commented on how well it was protected . I have had the kayak
in the water a few times and love it..the stability, the wheel, and
seat are everything all the other reviews say they are. I am willing
to give up a bit of speed for the other features of this boat. I have
the orange camo and like it even better in person. Glad I bought it!
very happy with it! The wheel in the keel is the deal!
Outstanding Fishing System BEST OVERALL FOR THE MONEY
After a little over a month wait for the sun camo lure 11.5 to show
up I finally got to take her out on the water. The extended waiting
time was due to feelfree not having them in stock and ACK having
to wait to receive them. I had originally purchased the yak in the
desert camo but when the boat showed up it had a crack from
shipping in the stern. Within minutes of notifying ACK of the
problem they already had plans to ship out a new boat and pick up
the damaged one when the new one showed up. They really took
incredible care of me as far as customer service goes and
answering countless questions through the whole process.
Now to the first few trips with my new lure.... I love this boat. Its
not that fast until you get paddling but it tracks well with the
rudder and I can stand without the assistance of any strap. I went
ahead and wired up a lowrance elite 4x fish finder and mounted
the transducer in the hull (works great) and have been enjoying
long fishing days ever since. I love this boat and the sun camo
color is awesome..... I added a little more white and yellow with
spray paint and a sponge but other than that I wouldn't change a
thing..... thanks ACK for putting up with me
I was looking for a fishing kayak that would offer more width &
stability so I could stand-up and cast when necessary. I have been
using a Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120, which has been great,
but it’s not stable enough for standing. After using the Feelfree
11.5 one (1) time, I had to return it. Some of the features were
great – very stable & spacious cockpit, seat was awesome,
integrated handles were handy, and wheel in keel made it easy to
move. It was very easy to stand up and the adjustable seat made
this possible. But this kayak would not track well or stay on course.
Terrible for the type of fishing I do in SW Florida (lots of casting).
Even in the slightest breeze, this kayak would turn into the wind
before I could complete one cast & retrieve. Never experienced this
before. It was virtually impossible to drift with the wind like I do
with my Tarpon 120. The boat would turn 180 degrees before I
could complete one cast. The rudder may have solved this problem
but Feelfree’s rudder design for this kayak is poor at best. The
rudder cables exit the hull around the thigh area and are routed
(and exposed) just above the pedals for a length of about 18”.
Hooks, tree branches, feet, etc. can get caught in these exposed
cables. Especially being located above the hull level. So without the
rudder, I found this boat too frustrating to fish from. I am
disappointed because I like everything about this boat. But it’s all
about the fishing and I found I was picking up the paddle to steer
the boat back on course more than I was casting.
I've had my kayak for about a month now and have used it in a
local river and resevoir. I am loving it, always fished from
powerboats in the past but the kayak experience is truly more fun.
It is a little heavy to move around but the rear wheel is a big help.
The biggest reason I bought the Feel Free Lure 11.5 was for the
seat and it is easily the thing I like the most about this kayak. Was
a little worried about standing in it but with the assist strap it's no
problem. Feels good to stand and stretch occassionally, very stable.
I didn't get the rudder but will probably add one, noticed in the
resevoir it definitely goes with the wind.
I bought 2 packages(life vests, paddles, hi-vis flags, kayaks, Danuu
covers) Lure 10 and the Lure 11.5. ACK shipment was quick. I
received my entire order in less than a week. Very pleased with the
maneuverability and speed of the 11.5. Have fished it several times
and become quite attached to the rudder(I will not go without it now).
Gravity seat works as advertised. Will be doing business with ACK
Had the lure out today for it's maiden voyage. Never have been in
a kayak before but this thing is really stable. I'm 58 years old and
wanted a nice fishing kayak and I have no doubt this is the right
choice. Didn't do any fishing just wanted to try it out, had some
reservations about entering and exiting the boat but with the
stand assist strap it made it very easy. Paddled for about a mile in
pretty windy conditions and it fish tailed a little no big deal. Got
very close to some Canadian geese and a heron and they didn't
seem to mind me at all. This is going to be great for when I take
the camera. It's a little heavy pulling it from the launch to the
trailer but with the wheel in the keel made it a lot easier. I stood
up in it once and there was no problems thanks to the assist strap
, I don't have the best balance but it was nice to stretch my legs.
The seat is very comfortable just as all the reviews stated. ACK
was very professional and helped me a lot in making my choice, I
would definitely recommend ACK to anyone. Next time out fish
I took my feelfree lure 11.5 out on for first fishing trip this past
Monday, It is absolutely awesome in comfort and stability! I'm 50
years old, 6 ft 4in and about 240 lbs and I stayed very comfortable
the 5 hours I was out on the water. This is only my second kayak,
my first one being a 10 ft sit in model and there is no comparison.
This kayak meets all of my expectations, I'm very happy with it
and can hardly wait to get back out on the water!
This kayak has insane stability and excellent storage. Definitely get
a 250 cm + paddle. Once you get it going, it's actually a pretty fast
kayak in my opinion. It's heavy, but the wheel makes loading it on
my Prius a breeze. I am going to have years of fun in fresh and salt
water w/this yak. I'm 6' 2" and 190 lbs. and can stand all day in this
boat without using the leash. It's my favorite feature.
I bought this feelfree lure 11.5 kayak a month ago and finally took
it out on the river this month. Very stable kayak. A friend of mine
has native slayer and he says mine was way more stable. i know i
am gonna love this kayak especially during the summer time
chasing bass. Nice big compartment for storage. love the uni-trak
bar and stand up strap assist makes it easier to stand. very easy
hulling with the wheels on bottom of the kayak. Thanks ACK for a