The Bending Branches Angler Pro Carbon is a full carbon version of the popular Angler Pro paddle. Kayak fishing pros don't just focus on lures and lines, they focus on their paddle. They want light weight, so paddling doesn't sap their energy. They demand strength from tip to tip, and they expect performance that matches their rigs. The Bending Branches Angler Pro Carbon is that kind of paddle. The Plus Ferrule lets you adjust the length of your paddle up to 15 cm. Made with a 100% carbon shaft and compression molded carbon blades, the Angler Pro Carbon is the lightest weight fishing paddle out there.
|Blade Size:||7.25" x 18" / 105 sq in|
|Weight:||26 oz / 737.09 g|
|Black - 230-245 cm||P ANG PRO+CS CB 230|
|Black - 240-255 cm||P ANG PRO+CS CB 240|
All carbon, wonderful blade design, telescoping, infinite feather and made in the USA. What's not to like. I purchased two sets, 230-245 for my wife and 240-255 for me. This paddle, and its fiberglass blade cousin, are an overwhelming favorite for serious kayak anglers everywhere. I have a high angle stroke and should get plenty of power with this wide blade. My wife's paddle stroke is flatter, but the light weight should help her not tire out. These will be paired with a Native Ultimate FX 15 to take my family out on the Guadalupe and San Marcos Rivers. I have two other full carbon paddles and will do a follow-up review on how this Bending Branches stacks up after some time on the water. On a side note, I would give ACK 10 stars if I could. Their customer service over the past 5 years has been great, but my last encounter was over-the- top. I had originally ordered the Bending Branches Navigator Plus paddles, but I changed my mind at the last second. I called ACK 1 hour before my kayak was to ship out. They ran out to the warehouse to check on my kayak, changed my paddle order, honored the discount I was getting on the other paddles and sent me a link to a pre-filled shopping cart. I paid for the items at 2:51pm and got an e-mail from ACK at 4:50pm saying my ordered had been shipped and would arrive the next day. Well, it is that next day. I received my paddles just after lunch. Less than 24hrs to arrive. Well done ACK. Well done.
Being 6'2" and paddling a FeelFree Lure Tandem means I need a paddle thats 17 different sizes all at once. And the telescoping Pro carbon has been amazing. Super light weight I've never had shoulder or arm fatigue using it, the infinite feather angle is perfect for getting an ideal stroke everytime and the adjustable height allowed me to maintain the perfect paddling angle no matter how high or low my seat was. The one thing i can is that this version is definitely a premium product you can get all the adjustable features on a much cheaper bending branches paddle but none are lighter than this one. That being said I found it well worth the premium.