Gear and tools of the trade

Researching the gear you want and finding that ideal tool can be nerve-racking and intimidating. Learn to cut through the fog and make an informed decision.

The Perfect Portable Fish Finder for any Kayak is a simple DIY afternoon project.

The Perfect Portable Fish Finder for Any Kayak

I have experimented with a variety of portability options over the past couple years. Neither of us are avid fish finder, depth finder, live scope, or sonar using anglers. I do, however, like to have the option of a fish finder from time to time while kayaking (especially in heavy […]

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The Perfect Catfishing Rods for Kayak Fishing are easier to find than you may think.

The Perfect Catfishing Rods for Kayak Fishing

I love catfishing. There’s no way for me to deny it. And no one has any hope of breaking me of that obsession. It doesn’t matter if I’m bank fishing, kayak fishing, or fishing from my little boats. If I’m putting a line in the water there will be at

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The YakGear mount is designed for solid outriggers to give you additional perspectives during your filming.

Outriggers: Why, When, How, What You’ll Want

New kayakers haven’t learned how to trust their kayak yet. Many are still learning how to fish. The common solution is to look for added stability for your kayak. One of the most common choices is to add outriggers to your kayak. But are they the right choice for your

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6 kayak mods to help your stability. Fishing has gotten easier!

6 Kayak Mods to Help Your Stability

Kayak stability is a significant concern for most kayakers and an even bigger point of contention for new kayak anglers. Face it, when we’re fishing we’re not paying that much attention to our balance. The more we can prepare for it and avoid those unpleasant moments of drastic rocking, the

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Gear storage for your tackle is challenging. These are 3 of the best solutions we have found.

3 of the best Gear Storage Options for Your Kayak

Fishing results in a collection of supplies: lures, terminal tackle, rods, fishing line, tools… These are just some of the space demands you confront when you begin kayak fishing. If you’ve read just a few of the articles posted here you’ve discovered how obsessed I am with kayak fishing. Fish

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The Camera Mount R-Lock system by Railblaza fits together like legos allowing for multiple uses.

7 Simple Mods to Improve Kayak Fishing

Let’s face it, Kayak Fishing can be just as frustrating if not more so than bank or boat fishing. With the growing popularity of fishing and the increasing congestion anglers are experiencing on the banks and at marinas, the best and most economical solution is to begin kayak fishing. Many

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Deadsticking is a solid fishing method for winter weather especially when fishing from a kayak.

Deadsticking and how your Kayak Will be Your Best Friend

AJ and I are all about fishing. Personally, I love to fish no matter what is biting. AJ, on the other hand, is rather particular about what she wants to fish at different times of the year. Inevitably bass fishing tends to be a popular choice with these warmer Texas

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A small kayak with a slow, steady paddle can allow you to sneak into almost any waterway undetected

10 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Kayaking

AJ and I have watched videos and read magazines about kayaking for more years than I care to count. Everything made it look so easy and convenient that we were confident we’d be able to pick out any kayak and simply start going. We were very wrong. I’ve mentioned in

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Kayak mods can become expensive and time consuming. These 3 habits will save you time, money, and frustrations as you mod out your kayak.

3 Essential Habits for Cheaper Kayak Mods

Modifying your kayak can be nerve-racking. You’re investing your hard-earned money into a piece of plastic. Then you’re going to place your life in the hands of that piece of plastic. Are you sure you want to put holes in it? When AJ and I got to the point that

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Anchors are big, bulky, and cumbersome on kayaks. Make their presence more user friendly with storage mods that are easy to add to your kayak.

3 Solutions to Your Kayak Anchor Storage

Anchors can be an arch nemesis to the kayaking outdoorsmen. They are bulky, heavy, and cumbersome to store. More importantly, they are an essential burden for virtually every kayak. One of the most common questions I hear about anchor usage is “what do you do with it when you’re not

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Every kayak modification requires a bit of skill and access to a few tools. If you want to mod-out your kayak, you'll want these tools.

20 Must-Have Tools When Kayak Moding

In 16 Great Kayak Mods Requiring Few Tools we talked about a few of these tools, but exactly why are they so important to kayak modifications? And exactly when do you need them? 1. Screwdriver Set Almost every project you take on will require screws. While it is quick and easy

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Storage of a Kayak is challenging when living in tight quarters. These solutions can make it possible for just about anyone to own a solid kayak.

7 Tight Space Kayak Storage Solutions

Living in an apartment or smaller sized home can present space challenges when trying to own a kayak. The beauty of being a kayaker is the development of our creativity skills. We’re creative on how we transport our kayaks, how we modify our kayaks, how we decorate our gear and

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There are a variety of rod holders that can be recreated or modified to suit your kayaking needs.

12 Great Kayak Rod Holder Options

Spend 10 minutes on Google and you’ll discover hundreds of options for kayak rod holders. Most have been perfected to a solid and relatively affordable product that allows you to modify your nearly perfect kayak with time effective projects. Alternatively, if you’re a devoted DIYer, several of the products on

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Hunting by kayak gives you access to more zones and eases the entry process for many mobility limited hunters.

4 Great Mods When Hunting by Kayak

Hunting has become more challenging over the past few years. The number of new hunters hitting the fields has exploded, pressuring your target game further away from the “beaten path” than ever before. How do you find them? How do you get to where they are? One of the best

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10 Impressive Mods Upping Your Kayaking Game

Why kayak mods? Why change the kayak you found, liked, and chose to purchase with your hard-earned money? Every kayak is great for something. It could be an entry-level kayak intended to get you on the water and teach you the basics of paddling and maneuvering in the water. It

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16 Kayak Mods that can build your confidence and grow your passion for kayak modification DIY projects.

16 Great Kayak Mods Requiring Few Tools

Learning to do your own kayak mods takes time, patience, and research. If you started with the process we discussed in Choosing Your Perfect Kayak Mods you’ve already decided what is truly necessary to perfect your basic kayak. You’ve figured out what mods would be helpful, but aren’t necessarily imperative. It’s

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Easy kayak mods to start the kayak modification adventure and make your kayak a one of a kind treasure.

15 Easy Mods for Your Kayak

AJ and I were admittedly reluctant to cut into our kayaks when we started our kayaking adventures. Most of our early experiments were add-ons that could be easily changed from one kayak to another or removed when not in use. These Simple modifications made our kayaking endeavors easier and allowed

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Once zeroed in, that 308 rifle can be deadly at 150 yards.

4 Rifle Calibers New Hunters Need to Know

After an extensive stent selling firearms in a high traffic range as one of their hunting specific weapons specialists, I’ve realized 3 very definitive facts about new hunters. First, the wide range of brands and calibers can become exceptionally overwhelming to many new adventurers. Second, the propensity to rely on

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ATVs, 4-Wheelers, Side-by-sides and other all terrain vehicles can be a major aid to accessing your ideal hunt.

Successful Hunts in 5 Steps for New Hunters

You want to start hunting. Your family has never been in to hunting, so you didn’t grow up in the field learning how past generations hunted for your family’s meals. None of your friends hunt or even know hunters. Social Media has groups that are supposed to be for new

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