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Old 09-15-2012, 03:01 PM
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ditz, trailer is definitely the way to go.

I'm 60 and the thought horsing a kayak on top of my van would keep me off the water more often than not.

I got this cheap, cheap, and applied a little elbow grease.

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Old 09-15-2012, 05:09 PM
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This is a good thread Robert!

And of course all of you are making it great with your posts. I agree, you did a splendid job of bringing the trailer back, nice work.

We were just talking about getting sea kayaks for fishing and general recreation use at places like Whittier, Valdez, and Resurrection Bay. The plan is to rent and have some training next year down at Seward and then decide whether to buy and what to buy.

Great thread here,

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This is a good thread Robert!

And of course all of you are making it great with your posts. I agree, you did a splendid job of bringing the trailer back, nice work.

We were just talking about getting sea kayaks for fishing and general recreation use at places like Whittier, Valdez, and Resurrection Bay. The plan is to rent and have some training next year down at Seward and then decide whether to buy and what to buy.

Great thread here,

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Renting kayaks has gotten very popular here in the NE. Out here they rent top notch gear. The market for used Hobies is so hot that many of these places become Hobie dealers, buy them at wholesale, rent them the entire season and sell them at $600-800 below MSRP the following season. They buy a new fleet every year.
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That's a good idea Marco, below is a picture of what started me thinking of this again. We often talk of doing it but are also pretty busy with all the other things we're into. I believe next year is the year we take it from the bucket list and do it.

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cockatouche ....looks like you did a fine job on the trailer and it is a good idea. I doubt that I will have the tools required to handle such a product while in FL. Fishing Yaks are few and far between up here. It is good to hear from another 'mature' fisherman about this issue. I am guessing that the trailer is the way to go. .... I still need to decide on yak or noe.
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How is the widerness systems tarpon? Also had anyone hooked into a tarpon on a kayak?
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If you hook a tarpon in a kayak you're going for a ride. I hooked (and eventually landed) a good-sized tarpon a few years back in my buddy's skiff. It towed us several miles. Imagine being in a far lighter, smaller kayak.
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Also had anyone hooked into a tarpon on a kayak?
There's a guy out on Cape Cod who's pretty successful at catching blue fin tuna out of his kayak. They're larger and much faster than a tarpon and the while there's the danger of being pulled out to sea, what would be worse would be if the fish sounded and you and your kayak were pulled under.
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Yeah cutting your line is a much less expensive decision on a spinning rod, but if it's a matter of life or death, I don't mind buying a new life and tying on a new fly! When the tarpon go deep when hooked, there's rarely more than 20ft of depth for them to go to in my area, so the kayak isn't going for a dive! Bluefin, that sounds like a rush!
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