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Posted by Richard Phillips Saturday, 2016-November-05
By Ed Halm
Have you ever tried holding a fishing pole, gun or camera and paddle your kayak a few yards? It is a very complicated effort. Try to fish, hunt, or photograph while paddling a kayak at the same time! You have to put something down to do the other!
"It was a fishing comedy on water." I mused from afar. Jim was on the salt water flats flailing a seven foot kayak paddle. He was trying to hold onto an eight foot fishing pole while chasing a redfish through the mangroves. I thought to myself, "He needs another hand to juggle that kayak paddle and hold his rod."
Paddle or fish? Paddle or shoot? This is the kayak fisherman's dilemma!
All kayak fishermen and sportsmen have experienced the difficulty of paddling your kayak and holding your fishing rod. No matter how you "fore arm wrestle" or "cross body flail" that seven foot kayak paddle, it still requires two hands.
The question baffling the kayak fishing community is how do you hold onto your eight foot fishing rod with one hand and stealthily paddle your kayak with the other?
"It became readily apparent that kayak fishermen and sportsmen did not realize there was a hand paddle being developed to make their next fishing experience more rewarding!"
This is when the Kayak Fishing Hand Paddle concept was born.
Kayak fishing hand paddles are the straightforward solution to the kayak angler and sportsmen's dilemma. Yes, you can paddle and fish!
Below are the TOP TEN reasons why you need a Kayak Fishing Hand Paddle:
Reason #1. CATCH MORE FISH...that would be way too easy to put at #1!
Let's list the TOP TEN reasons HOW the kayak fishing hand paddles will help you catch more fish and make your next kayak fishing expedition more rewarding.
1.Simple, one handed paddle operation. Stow away that 7 foot kayak paddle.
2.Keep fishing. Never put down your fishing pole.
3.Stealthy paddling. No flailing an awkward kayak paddle to scare away fish.
4.Short distance mobility. Why use a 7 foot kayak paddle to move a few yards?
5.Open water drift control. Steer & control drift with the fishing hand paddles.
6.Retrieving lines. Reach out and grab those mono filament and braided lines.
7.Grabbing onto structures. Use the hook to pull, attach, snatch, & drag anything.
8.Pushing off obstacles. Use the teeth for positive purchase while shoving off.
9.Small and lightweight. Weighing between 6-7 ounces vs. a 2-3 lb kayak paddle.
10.Backup emergency paddle. For who knows when?
"Having that kayak fishing hand paddle at my side and readily available was the difference between just good ole time fishing and an awesome kayak fishing experience!"
It works great for the kayak fishermen, sportsmen, photographers and enthusiasts who need an extra hand while practicing their paddle sport.
It is truly amazing how having that one paddle, a kayak fishing hand paddle, has made all the difference in stealthily moving your kayak without spooking your prey! Who would of thought?
Paddle one handed, chase stealthily...keep fishing! Kayak Fishing Hand Paddles! About the Author
Ed Halm is a retired U.S. Navy survival instructor. He is also an avid outdoor sportsman, kayak eco-tour guide and owner of Backwater Paddle Company, a paddle sports business located in central Florida. If you have any questions, comments or ideas, feel free to visit with Ed at http://www.backwaterpaddles.com anytime!
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