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#11278952 - 12/12/15 11:42 PM Looking for a review on the hobie pro angler 17t
Fly chef Offline
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Registered: 02/21/13
Posts: 159
Loc: Temple Tx
Try to see if it's worth buying a hobie pro angler 17t for lakes and rivers

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#11279009 - 12/13/15 05:55 AM Re: Looking for a review on the hobie pro angler 17t [Re: Fly chef]
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Registered: 08/03/11
Posts: 2990
Loc: little elm
For rivers id say most definitely not the ideal yak. Wide open water heck yes...if you are capable of maneuvering a 200 lb kayak. I like them but only for times when I have a strong buddy or if I were guiding a person who couldnt paddle themselves.
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#11279091 - 12/13/15 08:12 AM Re: Looking for a review on the hobie pro angler 17t [Re: Fly chef]
Brad R Offline
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Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 791
Loc: Texas
Agreed that the 17t would be a poor choice for rivers and likely ponds, too.

And, it is simply too much kayak if you solo most of the time, a waste of unused capacities including space.

I'd buy the PA12 or PA14, then use the extra $2,000, with some left over, for a 16' Meyers Sportspal canoe and use that vessel any time you take out a spouse or friend or head to a river or shallow pond. The S16 is only around 69 pounds so it would be lighter than even your PA 12 or 14 so you could solo in it. Stability-wise, I don't think any kayak even remotely compares including the 17t. You could stand up in it for fly fishing, do a tap dance, just about anything.

Brad

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#11282078 - 12/14/15 04:04 PM Re: Looking for a review on the hobie pro angler 17t [Re: Fly chef]
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Registered: 08/03/11
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Loc: little elm
There is no doubt of it being an amazing (boat). Just has kind of a limited niche.
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#11287314 - 12/17/15 01:01 AM Re: Looking for a review on the hobie pro angler 17t [Re: Fly chef]
Fly chef Offline
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Registered: 02/21/13
Posts: 159
Loc: Temple Tx
Is there something else that I could fish and take someone also?

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#11288463 - 12/17/15 02:40 PM Re: Looking for a review on the hobie pro angler 17t [Re: Fly chef]
Carver Offline
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Registered: 11/14/07
Posts: 1610
Loc: Garland, Tx
Are you taking an adult or a child ? Hobie also produces a couple of other 2 seat Mirage drive yaks that would be a bit easier to handle.
The PA 14 can handle a smaller second person in the tank well or a child on the bow.

There are a lot of folks sporting a lawn chair in the back ( I have done it several times and the Yak was fine,,, but I should never again be locked in tight quarters with a restless child for 4 hours.)

Go to the mariner kayaks link in my signature and go to the fishing kayaks page and click on double person, you will see a lot of offerreings including Hobie.

Best of luck, Phill
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