Category: Kayaking

Clearly, navigating a kayak in fog is easy

Zero dark-thirty with zero visibility and in goes the crew

Anyone in Boy Scouts before that deal imploded or had parents drag them around the country in an old summer vacation van should know how to use a compass. Understanding direction is key to navigating, especially in zero visibility. Most of us have a compass app on our smart phones, which means some of us can’t actually use a compass but can access one while checking Instagram to see how many fish everyone else has landed.

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This $400 Motorized Inflatable Boat is the Ultimate Father’s Day Gift

Hammacher Schlemmer
motorized inflatable boat

This inflatable boat has two electric motors for an exciting afternoon of whitewater kayaking. Boats are pretty expensive. A luxury fishing boat might cost you around $30,000. Outdoorsmen are now leaning towards inflatable boats and inflatable kayaks. You’d be surprised by the quality of inflatable fishing boats. Many kayakers and anglers are saying great things

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Take a Peek at Marine Life With the Help of a Transparent Kayak

Hammacher Schlemmer
Transparent Kayak

Forget scuba diving; you can get an unbelievable view of underwater with a transparent kayak. Before your next kayaking excursion, be sure to invest in a new kayak that’s going to enhance the experience. Clear kayaks are back just in time for summer, and outdoor enthusiasts can’t stop talking about them. Hammacher Schlemmer is selling

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Getting organized now yields more time outdoors later

Over the past decade, I’ve found myself embracing more electronics and technology into my passion for the outdoors. No, I’m not referring to weather stations, GPS trackers or boat radar units but simple things, like weather apps, checklists, notes and journals, which have helped me in enormous ways.

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Kayak Review, 2019 Hobie Outback

Thanks to my partnership with The Kayak Centre of Wickford, I had the pleasure of fishing the majority of my 2019 fishing season in the newly redesigned Hobie Outback kayak. I was a bit concerned at first due to the way my Subaru Crosstrek was set up with factory roof racks. Loading the Outback was a two person operation as it needed to be transported upside down. I knew this would not be an ideal option as it would limit my launching opportunities.

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How to Read A Box of Fly Line

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How to Read A Box of Fly Line

Fly fishing can be a daunting new sport if you’re coming over from traditional spin or bait casting gear and methods. Fear of bridging the knowledge gap should not, however, because to keep you out of something as wonderful as casting the right fly line or catching that first fish on the fly. Do you need floating or sinking line?

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Camping in the Midwest: What You’ll Need, What You’ll Want


Here’s what you might need (and want!) for camping in the Midwest. When most people think of the Midwestern United States, they don’t really think of fabulous camping. There are no mountains, just a few National Parks, and a sort of “seem one, seen them all” feel to the various states of Minnesota, Michigan, Indiana,

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Old Town’s Predator PDL kayak will make you want to pedal out and fish

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Old Town’s Predator PDL Kayak

The 13’ Predator PDL kayak represents new thinking in the way kayakers sit, move and steer. The Element Seat is a game changer for paddlers who spend more than the occasional hour in their boat. It’s adjustable and any position puts you up high enough to see and be comfortable without feeling like you’re messing with the boats center of gravity. This extra height also affords better positioning for casting a fly rod as well.

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MirrOlure lures

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MirrOlure lures

Rattles, holograms, articulated bodies, rolling eyes, all these improve a lures ability to catch fish but conditions always change so your tackle bag needs to have solid options. For those days when the surface is just right or for when predictably effective soft baits come up empty, one of my favorite options is a MirrOlure Popa Dog 87MR Surface Walker.

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The EZ Dock Just Might Be the Best Invention Ever for Launching a Kayak


EZ Dock

Do you love kayaking but find launching them to be a major chore? EZ Dock might just be the perfect product for you. Here’s what the EZ Dock can do for your kayaking experience. Kayakers have always had problems with launching from regular boat docks. Trying to haul oneself onto a floating dock while not

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