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#11351645 - 01/17/16 10:55 AM River kayaks
Fin & Feather Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 12/29/15
Posts: 5
I just got a fishing lease on a pristine River in Texas. I've been down it before but looks like I'll be fishing it a lot more. I had the slayer 12 before and sold it to a buddy that wanted it. Looking for opinions on what's out that would be a good River kayak. It's a medium flow River with quite a bit of portaging. Looking for a fishing rig something that can pack and somewhat light and comfortable. Loved the slayer but it did kinda pull a little to one side. Might have just been that specific one. It would spin to one side slowly. Kinda like the alignment was off. Thanks for the opinions. I've had a coosa too and loved it but it's real loose..I mostly fished that in a lake though not in a River. Right now I'm leaning towards the coosa

#11351890 - 01/17/16 02:17 PM Re: River kayaks [Re: Fin & Feather]
Fish ZoMbiE Offline
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Registered: 03/25/09
Posts: 9937
There r some really nice SUPs on the market.

Have often wondered why folks arnt using them more for our creeks n rivers.
The fins are buit into the superfishal. Theyre low profile allows you to catch
less wind. They are made to stand and fish hence the name Stand Up Paddleboard.

Most SUPs r about 1/2 the weight of a kayak. Some mnf make them to carried on a strap over your shoulder for
easy carrying.


#11352360 - 01/17/16 07:17 PM Re: River kayaks [Re: Fin & Feather]
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Green Horn

Registered: 12/29/15
Posts: 5
Owned the superfishial and loved it! Took it on this River before and it got a little tiring but using it to fish the pool around camp is great........Would like to get another but I need the available to pack it out and camp for multiple dat trips also

Edited by Fin & Feather (01/17/16 07:20 PM)

#11353451 - 01/18/16 11:23 AM Re: River kayaks [Re: Fin & Feather]
Slingbait Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/05/09
Posts: 534
Loc: Princeton,TX
I bought a Native FX12 last year and it has been perfect for river fishing. It is light, comfortable and will carry a lot of gear. The older models are pretty affordable and a bit lighter as well. I have used it for overnight camping and had plenty of room for everything. I think the Kilroy would be a good option also.

Edited by Slingbait (01/18/16 11:24 AM)

#11354841 - 01/18/16 08:41 PM Re: River kayaks [Re: Fin & Feather]
B_Rod Offline
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Registered: 10/24/06
Posts: 5640
Loc: Fort Worth
You don't say how much you want to spend, but a Jackson Cuda 12 tracks nicely in rivers and has a great seat. The Jackson Cruise is also a good river boat, lighter, cheaper and more of an open cockpit than the Cuda. I've paddled them both on the Brazos, and they do very well.

#11355071 - 01/18/16 10:36 PM Re: River kayaks [Re: Fin & Feather]
cbag1 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 583
Loc: New Braunfels
I have the Jackson Coosa HD and like it pretty well.


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