One of the best Kayak designers in the world has done it again. Jackson Kayak, the company named after it’s founder Eric Jackson, recently unleashed a new kayaking phenomenon onto the market. Last year it was Jackson Kayak’s “Coosa” model, getting rave reviews but this year a new hybrid kayak design, which is more fishing friendly, is sweeping the market. This December, Jackson Kayak released the new and improved “Cuda” kayak onto the market. Last year the kayak enthusiast, unleashed his patented Coosa model, as an aggressive river kayak for true sportsman. Today Jackson has developed a more open water friendly kayak for sportsman who fish and troll, centered around providing seating support and a rear hatch which can insert a fishing cooler!
Kayaking enthusiasts have long been divided on open water kayaks and aggressive river kayaking. For Jackson Kayak, the opportunity to corner the fishing market was to ripe to let go. The Coosa model which became famous last year, was well known for it’s paddle stager and holders as well as it’s remove-able skid plates, which made it ideal for river kayaking. The Cuda also is awesome because it has a large bow and stern hatches and a new and improved beverage holder. Still two centering features that make the Cuda top notch, is the high/low seat and the STAND UP PADDLING ABILITY FOR FISHERMEN!
The Cuda is similar in design to last years Coosa, a kayak for true professionals. Still what we really like about it is the center hatch, dry storage, 26 inches of space and even fishing rod tips! Clearly this thing was designed for kayak fishing enthusiasts, people that felt Jackson Kayak had let them down a little last year by tailoring the Coosa, to strictly aggressive kayaking.
Personally, I believe the best way to use a kayak is fishing undiscovered waters. Kayaks give me the freedom I desire, the passion of braving terrain and the thrill of natures majesty. Releasing this pro-style kayak for my fishing needs, has been long overdue in the Kayak community. Pro angler Drew Gregory is really excited about Jackson Kayak’s new release. When Drew, a professional kayak fishermen, saw the new Cuda Kayak he had this to say,
“It’s rare to find a boat that has this speed, stability, comfort and options to fit so many styles of fishing…. There are built-in options available on the Cuda for all, whether anglers fish inshore, offshore, lakes or flat water rivers, with fly rods or stout big game tackle.”
That is just one professional fisher who has seen what the Cuda can do. A kayak is an item which a fishing enthusiast will spend a lot of time with, you share a bond with your kayak, so picking the right one this holiday season is important. Enjoying fishing, or catching monster fish as I like to call it, is a past time for those young and old alike. It is an experience a story, a that one time over the dinner table which makes kayak fishing so special and such a remarkable sport. True enthusiasts will recognize superior capability in the designs of strong kayaks, as well as fast kayaks, isolation and spacing. I encourage the sport of kayak fishing to all my friends, tell your peers about the fun of kayak fishing exploration, so get out their what are you waiting for enjoy kayaking and hit the water churning!