From Kayak Kevin releasing the trailer for his new dvd, to Rob Choi resurfacing with a giant red, to the Peelin Drag boys competing strong, to the YakTastic crew chasing the dream, to the small lessons of Live Outside and Play, a lot of awesome stuff has been going down in our Virginia community. Much more than I could cover here. So, this is the kayak fishing edition, with a little Daddio thrown in for good measure. I'll try to highlight some of the whitewater stuff soon. Like Be Moore out there tearing it up on the BIC SUP in WV and beyond. Until then, enjoy this installment of Friday's Fresh Finds: the content that caught my attention.
Ocean Kayak paddler, Kayak Kevin's new dvd, Kayak Fishing the Chesapeake Bay 3, is in the pre-order stage!! Kevin's videos are essential viewing for anyone with any inclination towards fishing our local saltwater arena. Not only do they feature great fish fights, and rock-n-roll, but you'll also find amazing tips and techniques spread throughout. Really, I can't stress it enough, buy his dvds. They are way worth it, and I'm not just saying it because he works at ARC-Hampton or because he's a great guy. His dvds fire you up with motivation and fill you up with knowledge. Below is the trailer for #3. Rumor has it we might have some autographed copies at ARC-Hampton when they come out. ;)
Rob Choi, of Ocean Kayak, posted a great little report on the TKAA Tournament. Rob always posts excellent content and this post is no different. You have to see it for the tail slap gif alone. You can read the report by clicking on the link below the photo.
Click the link for the story on this beast: https://www.angling-addict.com/2014/09/big-tournament-red.html
Another Rob Choi bit of awesome. Seriously, dude kills it. Check out this video of Rob in his Old Town Predator MX, slinging the fly for smallies.
Grant Alvis and Josh Dolin, of Peelin Drag Extreme Fishing, have been having a pretty good tournament run. These two are always getting after it with mad passion. Check out there great write-up about their past two tournaments and the past year on a whole. Click the link below the photo.
The guys from YakTastic Adventures have been turning out some fantastic videos. This is a great little behind the scenes video showing these guys doing what they love. Robert Lee, of Native Watercraft, is one half of the Yaktastic team and located in Va Beach. Him and Rob De Vore do good work.
I've featured Jess Daddio, of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine, on here before. She's engaged in a year long 'Live Outside and Play' project for the magazine and I've been really enjoying her posts, etc. Jess seems to be a bit of a kindred spirit in her pursuit of all things awesome. My wife and I always joke about our girls that they never want to miss a good time, a trait they inherited from both of us. Jess is the same way, and her sentiments about those adventures are always spot on. This post grabbed me for obvious reasons. I have two daughters, and raising them to be leaders is front most in my mind. Check the link below the photo for the full story. it's a good one.
Click the link for the full story: https://www.blueridgeoutdoors.com/liveoutsideandplay/good-people-little-chief/
And lastly, the latest Kayak Kevin Podcast from the TKAA Tournament. Kevin and Lee set up at the tournament and had a revolving door of guests come through and sit down to chat. Check it out. Great stuff from Tommy V of HOW Tidewater, Rob Choi, John Oast, Luther Cifers and Dan Smullen of YakAttack, etc.