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Offline Royal77

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Paddle Suggestions for the spring?
« on: February 05, 2012, 07:08:45 am »
Greetings all! I'm looking at buying a new paddle for the spring and I have a few in mind, but was wondering what most of you guys were using/liking? I am considering a Bending Branches Slice Angler, the Carlisle Excursion or Expedition Angler or Aqua Bound Manta Ray, to name a few. Cheers and good fishin'!
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Re: Paddle Suggestions for the spring?
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2012, 07:30:07 am »
I like my Werner Camano
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Re: Paddle Suggestions for the spring?
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2012, 09:43:21 am »
I'vd never tried one, but if they weren't so expensive I'd go with the FishStix.  At $350, though, I use my Carlisle and it's a great all round paddle.
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Re: Paddle Suggestions for the spring?
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2012, 01:33:01 pm »
Those look like awesome paddles but not in my budget right now, what make of Carlisle are you using? I was looking into the fiberglass excursion. Not a bad price on it.
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Re: Paddle Suggestions for the spring?
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2012, 06:03:46 pm »
Get one with bright orange blades. Dave's buddy has one and from a distance he stands out like a lighthouse. Safety first.
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Re: Paddle Suggestions for the spring?
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2012, 08:23:08 pm »
Those look like awesome paddles but not in my budget right now, what make of Carlisle are you using? I was looking into the fiberglass excursion. Not a bad price on it.

I use a Carlisle Daytripper and I also use a Clear Blue Hawaii composite which I find to be a really comfortable paddle for longer trips.  The Daytripper is fairly cheap, it's built solid but not too heavy, and it can take a rough bit of abuse so it's great for most of my fishing excursions.  One of these days, though, that Fishstix will be mine :o
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Re: Paddle Suggestions for the spring?
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2012, 06:51:10 am »
Yeah, I was leaning towards a bright paddle of some sort, like orange or red. My kayak is camo, so I thought I would have something bright on me, besides the safety flag I put on the back of my boat.
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Re: Paddle Suggestions for the spring?
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2012, 12:15:29 pm »
I just bought a Werner Skagit and love it.  Reasonably priced @ $130 (with free shipping from LL Bean), light, comfortable and much more balanced than my previous CT special.  Blades are bright yellow.


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Re: Paddle Suggestions for the spring?
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2012, 02:18:16 pm »
You can stick CKA stickers on both sides of the paddles :) Sticks out like a sore thumb.

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Re: Paddle Suggestions for the spring?
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2012, 05:55:57 pm »
and the stickers make you go like way faster too!!!! and  your boat makes that really cool rumbling sound... and flames come out the back... true story.


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Re: Paddle Suggestions for the spring?
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2012, 06:20:15 pm »
Don't forget it helps attract fish too!
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Re: Paddle Suggestions for the spring?
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2012, 09:30:26 pm »
lol, we are going to need more CKA stickers!

i use a number of paddles and like my carlisle for day time summer paddling. for after dark and in cold water i prefer a wooden, one piece paddle. one of my fishing buddies and i were talking about this last night. i warned him when he got into kayak fishing that he would want to try out a few different paddles. after his first season he has decided he wants a wooden one, so i'm going to build him one next month.
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Re: Paddle Suggestions for the spring?
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2012, 09:42:18 pm »
I'd suggest taking a look at the Werner Tybee CF IM.It's light has carbon fiber reinforced blades and a carbon blend shaft.Price is pretty good.+/- $150

http://www.wernerpaddles.com/paddles/touring/recreational/tybee_cf_im/

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Re: Paddle Suggestions for the spring?
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2012, 11:08:48 pm »
lol, we are going to need more CKA stickers!

i use a number of paddles and like my carlisle for day time summer paddling. for after dark and in cold water i prefer a wooden, one piece paddle. one of my fishing buddies and i were talking about this last night. i warned him when he got into kayak fishing that he would want to try out a few different paddles. after his first season he has decided he wants a wooden one, so i'm going to build him one next month.

Good on ya! One of my first wood projects was a custom canoe paddle. I made the shaft out of 2 hockey sticks laminated together. Strong as hell. Evenings of wooden shavings all around your feet are great memories...

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Re: Paddle Suggestions for the spring?
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2012, 01:47:13 am »
Aqua-Bound and Bending Branches are good value paddles for sure. The higher end Werner and AT paddles are a lot nicer but they cost more. All the companies have been good to deal with for warranties that I have had to deal with.

Any good name brand should serve you well.

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