A Complete Kayak fishing package, are you kidding me? At least someone thought of it for people like me! I don’t want to go shopping for days. Here’s a deal from a reputable company that’s going to give me everything I need to just plop my boat in the water and enjoy!
Located in North Carolina Native Watercraft makes a wide range of Kayaking products and accessories! They get it, why not offer a complete package so you don’t have to buy everything separate. Instead check this package out. Yes, you need to bring your own pole and beer!
So what can you get for $1279.00? An Awesome trio complete, ready to throw in the back of your pick up and set out on a Kayak adventure.
The Native Watercraft Slayer 12 Kayak Fishing Packagecomes with Slayer 12, Stohlquist Fishing PFD, Two Installed Flush Mount Rod Holders, One Installed Scotty Bait Caster Rod Holder, one square outfitting plate, and Paddle Leash.
• Native Watercraft Slayer 12 Kayak: 12 ft long, 31 in wide, 70 lbs, 350 lbs capacity
• Bending Branches Slice Glass Paddle: Fiber Glass Shaft, Fiberglass/Nylon Blades, 35oz
• Stohlquist Fisherman PFD: Type III, 16.5 lbs. of flotation, 420 Denier Nylon
The Native watercraft website showed me that this company takes pride in what they offer and a dedication to the Kayak fisherman’s needs. Their website also offers suggestions for their endorsed Kayak guided trips, and even guided birdwatching trips!
Don’t be surprised if you catch me tooling around sipping a margarita while I’m fishing on my new Kayak!
Fishing rod and fishing reel are one of the most important parts of kayak fishing. It needs to be perfect to catch good sized fish and also not too light so that it is over run by a big fish. Here we are discussing the two in brief.
Fishing rod for kayak fishing
There are many varieties of fishing rods available on the market suitable for kayak fishing. To choose one you need to first consider where you are going to store the rod – in craft or in a case, while you are traveling to your launch point and back.
It is seen many enthusiasts of kayak fishing go for a telescopic rod, which is about 12 inches in length. It is not tough to store in a back pack and also same when it is stowed in the deck’s hatch.
These days with the advancement of technology all the good rods are equipped with rugged materials to provide it flexibility while catching big sized fish. Some truly good fishing rods are being manufactured these days for kayak fishing gear.
Fishing reel for kayak fishing gear
This part may be a bit tricky if you are budget sensitive. In general fishing reel for kayak fishing gear comes at high price, but remember there are lots of options available and none, to my knowledge, is specifically designed for canoes or small boats. You can though get several fishing reels designed for light lines and small rods. Also, take note that reels made for fishing from a pier or a bank may not be fit as kayak fishing gear because of their fragile nature as well as exterior moving parts.
Personally I have seen those fishing reels which are known as “egg beaters” or spinning reels having spool at the front end can be easily damaged if used in kayak fishing as its bail is easily bentable and the distance of it from the rod make it a bit difficult to place on the deck.
I prefer bait caster models fishing reels. Though it is a bit expensive but is robust. Oh yes, a land practice of some sort is recommended before using this in kayak fishing because it can easily over run.
Picking A First Kayak? Personalize Your Kayak To Your Needs!
If your new to kayaking and want to know some various types of kayaks or particular function of certain assets to various kayaks, than look no further. First timers always ask themselves first, “what type of kayak would be comfortable and fit both individual needs and affordable budgets?” There are many different types of kayaks, there are sit on top kayaks, as well as inflatable kayaks. If your looking for a great brand of inflatable sport kayak, then we recommend one great starter inflatable kayak the Sea Eagle SE-370. The Sea Eagle is a basic kayak with all the essentials and not so much of the modern pizazz of kayaks. Now if you are a more advanced, or even intermediate kayak-er, you may want to look further.
The Sea Eagle is very large and it is a kayak which includes 2 seats, 2 paddles and a handy storage bag and a foot pump, in case of overflow. Now not all kayaks offer storage space, so you must ask yourself, will you be fishing? Camping or bringing gear? If so you need a storage place, now as far as the storage, “dry storage” is also a necessity to store “non wet” goods. Beginner kayaks often come with a repair kit just in case of the worst as well.
A lot of starter kayaks also include an I-beam construction and 2 skews on the bottom of the kayak, which gives way to better river and open water speed! Now if your a more experienced Kayaker, then we would possibly recommend a sit on top kayak, which is also loads of fun!
Recently a friend recommended the “Point 65N Modular Sit-on-Top Kayak” for a buddy of mine who was getting his second kayak and had just fallen in love with the pastime. The sit on top kayak, is beautiful if i do say so myself and is good for quality fishing. It has a very unique design which lets you convert the kayak into a solo boat within seconds, giving more support for fishing trips and other fishing or sport, related activities! It breaks down for easy storage and transport and even includes two seat backs of course! This kayak is nice too, because it also works great in both fresh water and salt water, as well as open water! So it’s great for basically everywhere, camping trips, fishing trips, maybe not white water rapids, but surely streams and rivers! I enjoy it myself and it’s a great, simple and fun kayak to take on the water. Whatever kayak you choose, check the specs. Is the kayak stand up or sit in? Is there storage? Dry storage? Can I go into dangerous rivers? Rapids? Can the kayak be used for fishing? Is the kayak good in open water? Once you find your fit and once you find the perfect kayak for your style enjoy the start of amazing adventures with your kayak side by side!