We've been steady receiving new products and the latest iterations of different kayak models, but I haven't had the time to highlight them. That time is now. As we sit here poised on the retail edge of 2016, here's a look at the latest in stock kayak fishing items.
Feelfree Kayaks Lure 11.5 with Sonar Pod
This popular SOT fishing kayak just got a make-over. Feelfree added the favored sonar pod from the 13.5 Lure to it's smaller cousin. Now you can switch the pod with your electronics from your offshore salt kayak to your freshwater kayak. Don't want to drill into your kayak? No problem, mount your electronics to the pod.
Click here for more info: Feelfree Lure 11.5
Orion Coolers : 25qt., 45qt. and 65qt.
Orion Coolers are taking over the cooler world. Yes, you've seen the other coolers, they are so......, well, you can see the difference. But what might not be so obvious is the geartracs that line the sides of the Orions giving you mounting options, from rod holders to cup holders and anything else that mounts. There are also 4 tie points that double as bottle openers, and a Princeton Tec light included with an internal organizing tray inside the cooler. If you haven't checked them out, you should. Changing the game.
Astral Footwear Hiyak
The Astral Hiyak is the MJ bball shoe of the paddling world. It's baller. They have 1000D CorduraTM Nylon with 1060D ballistic nylon reinforcement rand. High-top padded ankle protection with semi-rigid heel cup.Â 3mm quilted spacer mesh lining. Hidden laces with Velcro Over-flap.Â Reflective logo at heel and tongue. Water resistant laces. High friction, non-marking rubber soles.
Click here for more info: Astral Hiyak shoe.
Wilderness Systems Airpro 3D Seat
The Wildy Airpro 3D seat is an add-on for the ATAK and adds a fishing perch to an already excellent kayak fishing platform. It folds flat to the hull when not in use and can be reversed and used as a stand assist bar.
Photo: Wildy Pro, Aaron Dryden, sitting high.
The Diablo Paddlesports line-up is 3 kayaks, the Chuprucabra, the Adios and the Amigo. They are all geared primarily towards the kayak fly angler. I checked these guys out at ICAST 2014 and liked what I saw. We brought them into our retail space and they have been performing very well. These are kayak/sup hybrid boats with big open decks. You can purchase the Larry Chair to go with them or just use a cooler. It's a great brand and a kayak that definitely has proven itself a performer.
Tailn Toads SPF Wear
We recently brought in Tailin Toads gloves, face shields and socks. They all provide SPF protection and have that Flo-Rida style to them. Kayak anglers spend a lot of time on the water and in the sun, it's important to protect your skin. Tailin Toads does that.