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#10948324 - 06/30/15 07:13 AM Back in the Yak
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Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 2610
Loc: Brenham, TX
Ever since I purchased my Kayak last year I have been experiencing back pain. I had an upgraded high back seat but it just wasn't enough to help. There are so many good fishing spots I can't get to from the bank or even wade fish so I had to find a solution. I searched the web an found some ideas on mounting boat seats on kayaks. I built a frame that slides down into a pair of the scupper holes and mounted the seat. Problem solved!!!!!! I fished for 2 hours with no pain. Sitting up higher made the entire fishing experience far greater as well.

I fished in one of the golf course ponds yesterday evening. I was able to get to the 2 best spots on the pond for the first time in over a year. One spot is under a tree next to where water feeds into the pond. This spot holds big red ear. The other spot is under a huge willow tree. This is where the trophy greenies have carved out their niche. I caught about 15 to 20 nice fish on the fly rod. It was great to enjoy kayak fishing again.




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#10948342 - 06/30/15 07:33 AM Re: Back in the Yak [Re: J-Moe]
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Awesome Post Jamie! cheers You hold true to the saying. "Where there is a will,there is a way"! coolio




Side Note: Nice fish. rockon
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#10948463 - 06/30/15 08:43 AM Re: Back in the Yak [Re: J-Moe]
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Great job cheers
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#10948542 - 06/30/15 09:14 AM Re: Back in the Yak [Re: J-Moe]
AF_Chief Offline
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Registered: 06/05/14
Posts: 48
Loc: Cibolo, Texas
Very nice and that's a great mod on the seat for your yak!

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#10948819 - 06/30/15 11:27 AM Re: Back in the Yak [Re: J-Moe]
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Registered: 01/30/15
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Loc: Leander
Great engineering!I have the same yak and can only handle 2 hour trips with the factory seat.

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#10948992 - 06/30/15 12:40 PM Re: Back in the Yak [Re: J-Moe]
J-Moe Online   content
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Loc: Brenham, TX
Thanks for the replies guys. I thought it was my Aggie Engineering degree but my friend said it was redneck engineering, LOL.

Now I'm excited about yaking again. Next steps are to add some DIY flyrod holders and an anchor reel. I've got a lot of good ideas off the internet.

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#10949102 - 06/30/15 01:24 PM Re: Back in the Yak [Re: J-Moe]
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Nice job!

You really need to post that over in the kayak section under "rigging" as well. PVC is the kayakers best friend! thumb


Edited by Jimbo (06/30/15 01:24 PM)
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#10949115 - 06/30/15 01:27 PM Re: Back in the Yak [Re: J-Moe]
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What's nice about that setup is you can add a much nicer plush seat maybe with armrests if you really want to upgrade.
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#10949129 - 06/30/15 01:32 PM Re: Back in the Yak [Re: J-Moe]
Coolshot Offline
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Registered: 03/10/14
Posts: 235
Loc: Bryan, Texas
banana
best anchor reel available at Harbor freight!! $3.99 dog leash!!!

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#10949147 - 06/30/15 01:36 PM Re: Back in the Yak [Re: J-Moe]
HandgunHTR Offline
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Registered: 04/03/15
Posts: 46
Loc: Cypress, TX
Jamie,

Anytime you want to hook up and pitch flies out of the kayaks, give me a yell. I have to rehone my fly throwing anyway. cheers

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#10949160 - 06/30/15 01:43 PM Re: Back in the Yak [Re: J-Moe]
outdoorsman916 Offline
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Registered: 08/23/14
Posts: 506
Loc: Stafford Tx
nice catch.

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#10949205 - 06/30/15 02:00 PM Re: Back in the Yak [Re: Jimbo]
J-Moe Online   content
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Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 2610
Loc: Brenham, TX
Originally Posted By: Jimbo
What's nice about that setup is you can add a much nicer plush seat maybe with armrests if you really want to upgrade.


Jimbo, I actually posted in the rigging section first but I wanted to share the fun with these guys too. And totally agree about the seat.

Thanks

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#10949211 - 06/30/15 02:01 PM Re: Back in the Yak [Re: Coolshot]
J-Moe Online   content
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Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 2610
Loc: Brenham, TX
Originally Posted By: Coolshot
banana
best anchor reel available at Harbor freight!! $3.99 dog leash!!!


Great idea!!! I saw an idea to use a retractable clothes line but this sounds even better. Thanks

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#10949214 - 06/30/15 02:02 PM Re: Back in the Yak [Re: HandgunHTR]
J-Moe Online   content
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Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 2610
Loc: Brenham, TX
Originally Posted By: HandgunHTR
Jamie,

Anytime you want to hook up and pitch flies out of the kayaks, give me a yell. I have to rehone my fly throwing anyway. cheers


Sounds like a plan. It's been raining since the last time we tried to plan an outing.

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#10949216 - 06/30/15 02:03 PM Re: Back in the Yak [Re: outdoorsman916]
J-Moe Online   content
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Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 2610
Loc: Brenham, TX
Originally Posted By: outdoorsman916
nice catch.


Thanks

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