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Old 03-10-2015, 02:55 PM   #11
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Old 03-10-2015, 03:45 PM   #12
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For inshore, an anchor is nice to have (a stick anchor is outstanding for flats fishing). You'll need a cleat or two for anchor rope to tie off to. Scotty rod holders are a great investment but I'd fish without them first and pay attention to the full range of your paddle stroke when considering rod holder placement (unless you have foot peddles...which you do). Of course, the legal requirements as stated in a previous post (whistle, life jacket). A dry box/bag for wallet, phone, wahtever. You'll need a way to store fish and a stringer AIN'T it...for several reasons. Get the biggest cooler you can fit or a soft cooler/fish bag.

All else is up to you but these are the essentials in my book.

Edit: You're gonna need a measuring device too. Also, a net comes in handy...or some sort of lip gripping device. And, of course, waterproof/resistant tackle storage.

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Also, a net comes in handy...

A net is a must.


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Old 03-12-2015, 09:14 PM   #14
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Where are you guys buying the Native? I've about decided on the Slayer Propel 13 also. Looking for good customer service. Also, did you get to test drive it before purchasing? Thanks.
Pensacola Kayak & Sail has Slayer Propels and you can demo one any time you stop by. They are also having a demo day on March 21 where all of their kayaks will be set up by the water for demos. Lots of deals going on so be sure not to miss it! I will be out there helping out and able to answer any questions you may have about Native Kayaks!
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Rod and paddle leashes are a must. As a matter of fact, you need a leash on EVERYTHING that you want to keep. Everything you want to donate to Neptune, just leave it loose.
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Rod and paddle leashes are a must. As a matter of fact, you need a leash on EVERYTHING that you want to keep. Everything you want to donate to Neptune, just leave it loose.
THIS!!! After your first yard sale you will see the importance of the leashes.
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Everyone says leashes are mandatory but after a dozen years in a yak, I've yet to see a rod donated to Neptune. I lost a mag light once due to me freaking out at a snake climbing on board...but that's about it. A keen wit will serve you far better than fool-proofing your equipment. As a general rule though, if you think you need leashes (or any other safety gear including a wearing the vest at all times), use them religiously.

I, for one, will not leash everything. If I lose something due to my negligence, I'll make it a point to double my attention-paying efforts. I just don't like fool-proofing myself against life. Fool-proofing makes you complacent. Stay on tour toes! Keep your wits about ya....and don't drop your rod!

Do people use leashes on the pier? Offshore boats?
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Yakavelli, where were you and what type of snake climbed in your yak? Just reading that have me the chills, I don't do snakes, if that happened to me I would literally die!
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Everyone says leashes are mandatory but after a dozen years in a yak, I've yet to see a rod donated to Neptune. I lost a mag light once due to me freaking out at a snake climbing on board...but that's about it. A keen wit will serve you far better than fool-proofing your equipment. As a general rule though, if you think you need leashes (or any other safety gear including a wearing the vest at all times), use them religiously.

I, for one, will not leash everything. If I lose something due to my negligence, I'll make it a point to double my attention-paying efforts. I just don't like fool-proofing myself against life. Fool-proofing makes you complacent. Stay on tour toes! Keep your wits about ya....and don't drop your rod!

Do people use leashes on the pier? Offshore boats?

My leashes are there for when I mess up and either roll in the gulf or roll in the surf on the way in. Accident happen, I would rather everything be tied off (the expensive stuff at least) to help reduce the pain and embarrassment. Shit happens, I just don't want the shit to get deeper when I step in it.
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Everyone says leashes are mandatory but after a dozen years in a yak, I've yet to see a rod donated to Neptune. I lost a mag light once due to me freaking out at a snake climbing on board...but that's about it. A keen wit will serve you far better than fool-proofing your equipment. As a general rule though, if you think you need leashes (or any other safety gear including a wearing the vest at all times), use them religiously.

I, for one, will not leash everything. If I lose something due to my negligence, I'll make it a point to double my attention-paying efforts. I just don't like fool-proofing myself against life. Fool-proofing makes you complacent. Stay on tour toes! Keep your wits about ya....and don't drop your rod!

Do people use leashes on the pier? Offshore boats?
The answer to your question.....YES. I've fished with some of, what I consider, the best Captains and Crews in the world. Message from them.....FIRST put the rod leash on. Not, 'by the way'.........but 'FIRST'. Even in calm water, you can turn almost any kayak over and deposit all your stuff on the bottom. It's not a belt and suspenders type of thing....just common sense. I'm glad you are skilled and adept but some of us come up on 'real world' situations and I've learned that it's best to have a contingency for any situation.
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