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2014 Paddling Buyer's Guide Released

2014 Paddling Buyer's Guide Released

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The Canoe Collector

The Canoe Collector

Inside the wicked romance of America's largest pleasure craft collection.

Alone and Unafraid

Alone and Unafraid

Paddling solo: Finding fear in all the wrong places.

High Water Holy Grail

High Water Holy Grail

Stakeout defines the freestyle scene with three weeks of party, play and perfect levels

Gear Review: STORMR STRYKR Jacket (VIDEO)

Gear Review: STORMR STRYKR Jacket (VIDEO)

Stay dry, stay warm and keep fishing in any weather.

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    • Grip and Grin: First Kayak Speck

      Grip and Grin: First Kayak Speck

      "I was fishing from my Native Watercraft Redfish 10 on the Caloosahatchee river," said "Bruce Nelson. "This 15" spotted seatrout was caught under a dock…
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    • Marc DeLuca

      Expedition Paddler: What's in My PFD

      On March 1, 2014, kayakers Marc DeLuca and Jim Windle finished the entire 1,515-mile Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail. In this video made during the…
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    • Must love to paddle, bike, ski and have an aversion to suits, traffic and smog.
    World’s best paddlesports media company seeking creative, energetic, self-directed, detail-oriented designer for…
    • Kayak anglers get caught up in science.
    When the angler’s kayak slips into the channel he knows the tide…
    • Olek Doba lands in Port Canaveral after 6 months at sea
    Retired Polish engineer Aleksander Doba, 67, completed his second trans-Atlantic kayak crossing…
    • A racey canoe for taking on the miles
    This boat review of the Wenonah Advantage canoe first appeared in the…
    • The new boat is designed with serious anglers in mind.
    Kaku Kayak has just released information about their new fishing kayak, the Wahoo 12…

Gear Bag

  • The limited edition STRYKR Jacket, $299.95, is STORMR USA’s toughest jacket, designed to stand up to the harshest weather environments. I recently took it out…

Weekend Plans

  • “I think we should cross to the mainland instead of Kang Khao Island,” I said to my paddling partner halfway across Ratchakrut Channel. “The wind…

Paddling Gourmet

  •   This time-tested recipe for how to smoke fish in the backcountry was first published in Canoeroots and Family Camping magazine.  It’s hard to argue…

Level Up Your Skills

  • It’s a dog-eat-dog world underwater, and a fish has to use every sensory organ to avoid danger and find food. In murky water and low…
    • 10 Questions with a kayak fishing tourney master.
    Dave Easton is a tournament kayak angler from San Diego, California. Get his tips and secrets to become a better tournament angler: Team: Wilderness Systems, OEX Kayaks (San Diego) and UniButter Kayak: Right now the Tarpon 160. Winning Record: I am a three-time Plastic Navy 2005/2006 then Kayak Fishing Addicts 2012 tournament trail angler of the year. In the years I did not…
    • The hardest to catch by the most rewarding to land.
    Just because a kayak angler is paddle powered and sitting on plastic, doesn't mean he shies away from a challenge. Targeting the toughest fish from the toughest fishing platform gets us fired up! Kayak Angler asked six pros for the hardest species of fish that they seek out. Here's what they told us:  1) Cj Siebler, Wilderness Systems pro staffer, 13 year kayak fishing…
    • What you didn't know about fishing lures, but should.
    1) The world's most expensive lure costs over a million dollars. It is made from three pounds of gold and platinum and encrusted with 4,753 stones, including 100 carats of diamonds. The offshore, chugger-style lure is 12 inches long and called MacDaddy. 2) In 1894, James Heddon invented the first topwater fishing lure when he carved a wooden broom handle…
    • How Tevas became the boots of the working-class river world
    In 1984 one Grand Canyon river guide singlehandedly launched the sport sandal market by beefing up his flip flops with an extra ankle strap. It was the start of Teva, and by the end of the decade, his simple sandal fix had become an outdoor giant and marketing sensation. Teva’s custom webbing designs and all manner of Velcro straps brought…


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