I am very pleased with this
paddle. I have only used it
about 3 hours. It is sturdy and
lightweight. I bought the
orange for the visibility. I like
it better than the Carlisle Magic
Plus it replaces. It is a little
lighter but the ferrule seems
stronger and has less play.
The blades cut the water
cleanly and with less noise.
Great paddle, sturdy built, fits
together nicely with no slack. I
got the 240 cm for my Cuda 12
and it fits me (6'4) and boat
I was a little worried about this
paddle to be honest just
because I bought into a lot of
the hype about choosing the
best paddle. I ended up with
this one and am very happy. I
use it often and it does
everything I need it to do with
ease. If you are just getting
into kayak fishing you will not
be unhappy with this paddle.
Nice and lite,does the job fine.
Good paddle, well made,
sturdy, nice fit and finish. The
measuring tape is
encapsulated into the finish of
the handle and should last as
long as the paddle does. Used
it a few time now and love it.
Good balance between price
and performance with the
measurement and lure
retreival features being icing
on the cake.
I have the 240 and use it on
my ride 135. I really like this
paddle a lot. I do not agree
with other reviewers on this
being a light paddle. But, on
the other hand, it is not heavy.
The 'angler' features are
definitely useful, but, more
importantly, it is a great
paddling paddle. It fits together
perfectly, with no wobble at all-
-almost feels like a one-piece
when connected. This is an
excellent paddle overall. I am
still hoping to get a Werner
Camano someday, but this fits
my needs for now.
The first weekend out with this
paddle, the winds kicked up on
the Chesapeake bay where I
was out fishing by a bridge and
I had to paddle out in up to
25+ winds and up to 3' waves.
I was very happy with how this
paddle propelled me through
the chop in relation to the
amount of muscle I had to put
The reasons this does not get 5
stars: It needs grips; the shaft
is slippery when it gets wet or
after handling a fish; the
ferrule almost fits perfectly,
but not quite--it takes a little
work to get it to pop out into
I have creek fished my Native Ultimate 12 for years
with a Carlisle Daytripper, but I decided that this
Fathers Day I would up grade to a better paddle, so I
had my wife get me the Angler Classic and I have to
say I have been a little disappointed. I like the ruler
on the shaft , that is what sold me, but I cant say that
I see a $100 difference in the weight and
performance of it against the $50 Daytripper.
This paddle is everything I
thought it be. Lighter than my
aluminum paddles and the
measuring tape on the shaft is
really handy. I haven't used
the hook retrieval notch yet
but overall I am very satisfied
with this paddle.
Just got mine last week with my
new Ocean Kayak Trident 13 and
simply put... Great paddle all
Nice upgrade from my BB Sunrise
fiberglass. Paddle with it all day
without any problems.
Nice and light, hook keeper
comes in handy.
Great paddle. ACK does a good
job of providing kayak equipment