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Fishing Kayaks....


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Anyone know anything about them. I really like the idea of it. I love fishing, love kayaking, seems like a no brainer.

I am looking at this one...

http://www.amazon.com/Lifetime-Fisher-Paddles-Backrests-10-Feet/dp/B004EEM87G/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1334847561&sr=8-2

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i think g5 has one.

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Cant speak to whats in Charlotte but if you dont mind the road trip to GSO the guys at Get:Outdoors have a great selection and a ton of knowledge.

Ive been trying to get my dad to buy one of these:

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I bought both my ocean/touring kayak and my whitewater boat from them and cant say enough good about those guys.

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On a slightly related note, I've been looking into purchasing some sea kayaks. Only been out once but enjoyed it and would love to have a pair to explore parts of the intracoastal waterway in Brunswick County. Ergo, any sea kayak recommendations would also be appreciated.

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not much room for naked bitches...but whatever..to each their own I guess

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there's a kayak fishing group in charlotte fyi

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On a slightly related note, I've been looking into purchasing some sea kayaks. Only been out once but enjoyed it and would love to have a pair to explore parts of the intracoastal waterway in Brunswick County. Ergo, any sea kayak recommendations would also be appreciated.

The (very) general guidelines:

For open water I would stay away from anything that’s less than 16.5 feet.

Skags are better than rudders - they don’t break as much and when they do its impact is minimal at most where a broken rudder can be a big problem.

You buy a boat based on your size - your weight and waist will dictate more than anything.

Paddle it before you buy it.

Buy a plastic boat before you sink real money in a composite boat.

I have a Wilderness Systems Tempest 17'. It comfortably carries me (~260lbs) and 3 days worth of gear & food, more if I don’t have to carry water. I’ve had it in 2-3 foot seas and wouldn’t want it in any rougher water.

Either that or the same companies Tsunami are great first boats.

If you want something more flexible but less sea kayak the Hobie Adventure Island is cool as hell. It’s a convertible trimaran with a 12’ sail or a sit on top kayak. They are a ton of fun for inland water and I saw one running from Southport to Bald Head making nearly 12 knots.

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also sort of related: I'm looking for a decent surf combo... thinking about 9' as I need it to double as big river rod...

price point around $150... thinking a daiwa emcast plus paired with an oceanmaster...

thoughts from experienced surf casters?

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I only fish shimano stradic reels, and St. Croix rods.

That said, if you can't swing that get a cheaper rod and splurge on a stradic reel. You can use that reel for years and years.

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damn, stradics and st croix?

any old setups you aren't using anymore?

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damn, stradics and st croix?

any old setups you aren't using anymore?

Sorry man, they don't get old.

My Dad was always told me to buy quality guns and fishing gear, and you can use them for life.

You can go buy a $40 set up from Wal Mart, and buy it again in 2 years, over and over. Or get a Stradic/Croix (or any other good stuff) and never buy it again.

I fish 3 or 4 rods at a time, and they are all that combo.

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get some outriggers too

probably going to get a 17 ft canoe for the smaller rivers around here this summer. pulled a 28lb blue out of a tiny stretch of river sunday night

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