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What is a kayak paddle float? If you’ve never seen a kayak paddle float in action, it can be a bit confusing to know what paddle floats are for.
Note: This article was originally published in ACK Paddler, our very own in-store printed newsletter which features a variety of resources including how-tos, maps and a calendar of events.
A simple anchor float is rarely an item of discussion when talking about paddling gear. However when kayaking on a less than perfect day it can really save you from losing your gear, especially if you are in a kayak in less-than-perfect conditions.
I recently had an opportunity to take a quick trip to Matagorda Bay here in Texas with my co-worker Jerron for some coastal winter kayak fishing. The game plan was to target trout in the morning and hope for the sun to lure some redfish into the flats for some easy catching.
Just because a paddle isn't all smiles doesn't mean it isn't a memorable one, nor does it mean it won't have a happy ending! This paddling story comes from Ari Leach of Maine and touches on a dreaded subject for paddlers: