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"I've had this grand scheme to steal away for a few weeks during the Alaskan summer to be dropped off on an island in the PWS with a kayak and all my saltwater fishing gear and no connection to the outside world except a pickup date."
Good food, a good tent, long hikes, a robust campfire, and some whiskey is all I need for a happy camp-out.
A self-proclaimed "Huck Finn wannabe," Mark Vlaskamp has been paddling a canoe since he was a kid. After serving as YakGear's marketing director for four years, he left the position at the beginning to 2016 to spend a significant part of the year on the road.
"I want to be a role model for the younger generation and learn from the older, and enjoy every short minute that we have here on earth to the fullest extent."
We chatted with KATS Texas' Angler of the Year Tyler Howell about all things fishing, from early memories to mentorship, to get a better picture of the guy behind the title.
How do I know which length suits me best? If you hold the paddle straight up and down on the floor next to you the blade on the floor should be touching the ground and the top blade should be about six inches above your head from the bottom of the top blade.
I recently sat down with ACK President & Co-Owner Steve Messanna to talk about the development of Austin Canoe and Kayak, his passion for the outdoors, and the path less traveled that brought him to collaborating with his brother on their biggest project yet as they prepare to celebrate ten years at ACK.