Good stick, well made and should work well.
Have not had a chance to try it yet. Would have
been 5 stars but the clips that come with it are
very soft material and when I screwed them
into my yak the screw went through the
material and would not tighten down.
I emailed yak gear after the t
handle off of my mud stick
came off and was lost. I was
contacted by Bill Bragman, the
president of the company. He
asked for my address and had
me a new handle in the mail
the next day! Their products
are all what they are cracked
up to be, and customer service
is second to none.
Love this product, and love ACK's service. The stick
arrived w/o the mounting clips, and they were quick to
send out the clips and hardware the next day (the
screws are the correct size now for those of you that
have read the mounting clips reviews). Not
recommended for use in scupper holes because you can
damage the integrity of the hole, but great tethered with
a strap. Bang for the buck!
This is a well made product and
am pleased with my purchase.
Great item and great price
KenL from PA
Very well-thought out design and quality construction. The
soft handle material is easy on the hands and good for
pushing off. The attachment point for a lanyard is handy. The
extra weight of fiberglass (vs. hollow pvc or other material)
gives it good mass for easy insertion into different bottom
types. Mounting clips with nuts and bolts are included, a nice
touch. I found using my anchor trolley not a good way to
hold position. Using my scuppers was much better. When I
want to move to a new position, I can lift the stick about a
foot off the bottom, hold it up with my leg using side
pressure, drift to a new spot, drop the stick with my leg, and
jam it into the new spot by pushing down on the handle. I
still need to figure out a better way to control the direction I
Mud stick works great for kayak stake
out and push pole. Easy to use and
store on board. Also, held my 17 ft. flats
boat in place securely in strong current.
Make sure to attach a float b/c they sink.
I already lost one overboard.
Great stick...it keeps me where
I want to be when fishing.
I was surprised when I received the mud
stick on the heavier weight of it, I guess
I thought that fiberglass would be
lighter. However, I am very impressed
with how well it works! Ive been always
able to poke it into whatever bottom Ive
found so far, and it has held tight in
some pretty good winds. Ill never go out
again without it, makes it so easy to find
a resting spot since now I dont have to go
all the way in to the bank. And I did try
making my own version of this, finally
broke down and bought it... would
definitely be 5 stars if it could perform
this well without carrying as much weight.
A bit overpriced for what it
isa fibreglass pole but works as
described and well-made.
Marvin J alberts
The Yak Stick is sturdily built and
is a quick and sure method of
anchoring for shallow water areas.
For deeper water anchoring you still
the traditional anchor system. I
also use it for a push pole and
reach items in the canoe. Happy to