Feelfree Kayaks is taking kayak fishing to a new level with the Lure 11.5 kayak. It still has all the stability, comfort, and versatility as the original Lure 11.5 and now the addition of the sonar pod makes electronics management a breeze. Fishfinders and transducers can be directly mounted to the pod so that drilling into the kayak is unnecessary. The pod is completely removable for storage and transportation. It comes standard with a variety of unique features including a removable multi-level, multi-position extra wide Gravity Seat, Feelfree's wheel in the keel, and Uni-Track system. The patent pending Feelfree Gravity Seat offers the widest range of seat heights which is adjusted with the simple function of a lever and is removable - the Feelfree Gravity Seat is the new high. The Lure's super-stable 34" wide hull paired with a padded standing platform gives you the option to paddle or cast in either the sitting or standing position whether fishing inland waters or wide open oceans - this kayak fears no water.
|Length:||11 ft 6 in / 3.51 m|
|Width:||34 in / 86.36 cm|
|Weight:||74 lb / 33.57 kg|
|Capacity:||425 lb / 192.78 kg|
|Leg Room To Peg:||37.5|
|Leg Room - Total:||44|
|Number of Paddlers:||1 - Single/Solo|
|Type of Kayak:||Sit on Top|
|Rod Holders Included:||2|
Finally, I feel I've put enough paddle time in to write an honest review. I've had my Lure for over a year now, and have put it on the water over 40 times. I've spent hundreds of hours in that comfy seat, so here we go. I give it an honest 4.8 stars!!! First off, this is a fishing kayak... Not a touring kayak. This thing is slow, but extremely stable. You can't have both!!! I bought this yak knowing where and what it would be used for. FISHING!!! And a bunch of it. Literally the only gripe I have is the cup holders. They are useless. Remedy, put your can in a coozi and sit it on the deck right in front of you. It won't spill. It's so stable, I can do jumping jacks in this thing. The seat could not be any better. Comfy, storage pouches, multiple height settings, and it reclines!!! The front hatch is molded with reinforcements, so I stand on it all the time (165 lbs.). The molded handles are super beefy. No hardware to break or come loose. The deck pad has held up and still looks new after a good wash. No peeling off. The wheel in the keel makes the other guys at the ramp stare with envy. Tons of room for an 11.5 foot yak. The plastic seems to be very durable. (But it is plastic, so I don't drag it) The rear compartment has plenty of room for a crate and my cooler. The rod holders are excellent for trolling. (Angled) The console has always kept my snacks, phone, and wallet dry. The accessory rails are great for moving around rod holders. So the big question... Would I buy this thing again. ABSOLUTELY!!!
well i recently purchased i've been kayak fishing for about 3 years and I've owned many kayaks. This is the kayak I've been looking at for about a year and finally went ahead and got it. Before this kayak I owned a jackson cuda 12 and I got to say out of all the kayaks i've owned so far the cuda was my favorite. This kayak is great in many ways, but it also dissappointed me in many ways. One thing I did not like was that on the cuda 12 the bow of the kayak had a thing that you could just slip your paddle into and it would hold your paddle, you could also slip the tips of your rods in it to keep them from leaning over the kayak, I feel like if this kayak had something like that it would be alot better. Another thing I did not like about this kayak is that its extremely slow, now trust me I did my reviews before buying this and knew it was gonna be slow but I did not realize it was gonna be this slow, you got to put in a ton of work to paddle this thing. Now for the things I love about the kayak. One of the best things about this kayak as most of you already know is it's seat, out of all the yaks I've tried this seat is definetley the best. I also love the stability of the kayak I can stand on this kayak and throw a fly rod all day long, but the stability comes with the kayk being so wide which in turn is what makes this yak extremely slow and hard to get around. overall im going to give this kayak 3 stars and this is mainly based on me comparing it to my previous kayak the jackson cuda 12. I would highly reccomend this kayak to anyone fishing small bodies of water where you dont have to paddle much.
Bought my Lure 11.5 last year, didn't have a lot of time to fish, but picking up this year. Had an issue with it, and ACK handled the warranty end, no muss no fuss. Couldn't be more pleased with their service. Picked up my new Fire camo hull today and hit the water. I haven't had any other kayak, other than borrowing a buddy's. The Lure 11.5 is very stable for this old fat guy. Not the fastest, but I didn't buy it to go fast. Having said that, it is fast enough. The stand and fish bar works very well also.
Very happy with this kayak I chose this kayak for three reasons- the wheel, the seat, and the sonar pod. Most other kayaks around this price point had more or less the same features (rails, storage, nicer seat, etc) The wheel is so convenient. It makes moving the kayak between the truck and the water a breeze. An absolute must. I couldn't imaging not having it. Although, when on the wheel it is a bit unstable and you need to be very careful when loading/unloading on a paved surface. I would like to see skidplates on this end because of this reason. The seat is extremely comfortable. I can fish all day without even having to think about it. Raised about 3 or 4 inches is ideal for me. All the way down was a bit uncomfortable after a couple hours, and all the way up is a bit unstable. Pretty much all the yaks in this class have comfortable seats, but when I checked them out in person there was comparison. The sonar pod is the bees knees. It makes mounting a unit stupid easy. It is very smart design, as if it was made for a small 12V battery to fit perfectly inside. Mounting the transducer and display was easy. Installing a unit took me less than an hour and it is a perfect fit. Self contained, absolutely no drilling in the hull. Very happy with this feature because I can remove the whole unit in a split second so I don't have to worry about it getting stolen. If you've read any other reviews, undoubtedly you're aware the kayak is fairly heavy, slow, and does not track super well. The wheel helps a lot. It is a hog to get up to speed, but once you do it tracks ok. People have suggested a rudder, but I don't think its that big of a deal. Things I wish I had known before I bought this kayak- the rails are proprietary, get a longer paddle, and get an anchor trolley. You will have to buy (or make) an adapter to fit your rod holders. I believe there is a company that makes small adapters for $5-6 each. I made mine, although I did have to remove the rail from the kayak to fit them in. Not a big deal, but I certainly was not going to pay $35 for their proprietary accessory mount. I really should have bought a longer paddle. I did the whole measure your finger tip thing and bought one according to that. However, I forgot that I would be sitting above the water a bit. If you're one of those tall broad-shouldered fellas I would definitely recommend a longer paddle. An anchor is a must. This thing is a sail, and fishing in any sort of wind completely ruins the experience. The only complaint I have is that there is not a rear dry storage and the color pattern on the one I have is really not at all what the picture looks like. The colors are more muted and there is a lot of striation between them, not a defined clean line. Overall I would give this a 9/10 stars. I am very happy with my purchase. The wheel, seat, and sonar pod are awesome features. It is very stable, but it is slow. Do yourself a favor and consider an oversized paddle and an anchor trolley.