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#11557104 - 04/21/16 01:09 PM yak to yak, which one?
AvidBassin Offline
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Registered: 04/18/16
Posts: 33
Iv been saving some money for a while for a nice fishing yak to last me until I can afford a boat. I still have a little way to go money wise but Im close enough I figured Id ask about the two Iv been thinking about and what yalls opinion on these are!
http://www.austinkayak.com/products/13591/Native-Watercraft-Slayer-13-Propel-Kayak.html
https://www.austinkayak.com/products/15770/Hobie-Mirage-Revolution-13-Kayak.html
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#11557112 - 04/21/16 01:12 PM Re: yak to yak, which one? [Re: AvidBassin]
Huckleberry Offline
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Registered: 10/10/07
Posts: 16305
Loc: Lake Gaston, VA
I would get something like this before a yak. Fishing from a Yak sucks!


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#11557116 - 04/21/16 01:15 PM Re: yak to yak, which one? [Re: AvidBassin]
MikeSouza Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/13/08
Posts: 1719
Loc: Ardmore, Ok
Might ask in the kayak forum

http://texasfishingforum.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/forums/27/1/Kayak_Fishing

Dang, just looked at those two you posted. Didn't realize yaks cost so much
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#11557139 - 04/21/16 01:26 PM Re: yak to yak, which one? [Re: AvidBassin]
redsoxnation Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 05/03/12
Posts: 777
Loc: Melissa, TX
I'd recommend the slayer. Reverse is a game changer. If you're looking at Hobie's, also check out the Outback or PA.

Mariner Sails in Dallas has them all, go check it out.
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#11557145 - 04/21/16 01:28 PM Re: yak to yak, which one? [Re: AvidBassin]
Doug R. Online   content
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Registered: 06/11/12
Posts: 8086
Loc: Cowboy Nation
you can buy a real boat for what some of them cost, friend bought one last year that was over $2k
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#11557204 - 04/21/16 01:50 PM Re: yak to yak, which one? [Re: redsoxnation]
AvidBassin Offline
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Registered: 04/18/16
Posts: 33
Thanks r-sox, will do!


Edited by AvidBassin (04/21/16 01:50 PM)
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#11557212 - 04/21/16 01:53 PM Re: yak to yak, which one? [Re: AvidBassin]
Bass Buster1 Offline
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Registered: 08/26/04
Posts: 1351
Loc: Denton
I second the recommendation to go to Mariner Sails, they are good people! I have a Hobie outback that I use for small waters and love it! Having said that, you can not pedal it backward and you must use the paddle if you get in that situation. That is one area that the propel has over the Hobie. Both are no paddle fishing which is awesome! Also, these boats are still water boats for the most part IMO. I have a cheaper pescador for rivers like the buffalo or Devils. You just can't get the flippers and rudder up fast enough sometimes in rapids and shallow rocks and my outback is kind of clunky to paddle and steer in swift water. To me it will depend on where you plan on doing most of your fishing as to the style of boat you may want. Last thing is I would make sure you get the best seat you can afford! Having said all of that, a kayak is an awesome really fun way to fish. I have a boat for big lakes but fished from a buster type boat for many years and caught plenty of fish. I love pond and river fishing in my Kayaks!
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#11557450 - 04/21/16 03:54 PM Re: yak to yak, which one? [Re: AvidBassin]
CubbyObrien Offline
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Registered: 05/20/13
Posts: 405
Loc: Ft. worth
Anglers Pro tackle in North Richland Hills has a large selection of yaks and everything you need to run one! give them a call and talk to Rick or derrick!
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#11557549 - 04/21/16 04:43 PM Re: yak to yak, which one? [Re: AvidBassin]
Todd™ Offline
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Registered: 01/21/11
Posts: 3359
Loc: On my kayak
Both are good yaks but two different styles beside they are peddle driven. The slayer will be slightly slower but it's a stable design that you can stand in and IMO is better for bass fishing. The revolution is a fast kayak but not as stable. It's not made for standing but would be a good yak for chasing whites or using in the ocean to go after fast moving schooling fish. In the Hobie lineup I like the PA for bass fishing. Not sure your location but Mariner Sails is having a demo day on 4-30 in little Elm on Lewisville Lake. Probably have both of them so you can demo them side by side.

Yes they can cost as much as an old used boat but No maintenance, no repairs, no down time in a shop, no registration, no insurance, no fuel, no winterizing, no storage cost, and no boat ramp needed so no ramp fees. The savings you get from all that will help you save for that boat later down the road.
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#11557558 - 04/21/16 04:48 PM Re: yak to yak, which one? [Re: AvidBassin]
SeaAggie2015 Offline
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Registered: 08/03/12
Posts: 146
The boat pictured is from Pond King here in Gainesville Tx. Stout little boats that can be loaded into the bed of a truck. We also carry all Native kayaks including Slayer propels. If you are close to Gainesville, drop by and we'll show you everything you can do to a Slayer.
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#11557994 - 04/21/16 08:25 PM Re: yak to yak, which one? [Re: AvidBassin]
Brad R Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 791
Loc: Texas
I have a Native Propel 10 and it would be a great choice for ponds and small lakes. Light, too, so easy to carry around without a trailer though I trailer mine. Hobies, the PAs and Outback in particular, are great fishing kayaks and if I were fishing saltwater BTB/offshore, I might want that additional bulk. But, you will almost certainly be trailering a Hobie PA. So, a Native Propel 13 would be the choice for saltwater fishing.

For any fishing vessel, holding water position is a big deal and the Natives excel at this with their reverse pedaling capability. I go out, set up on a spot, then make tiny adjustments with my feet via pedals and can pretty much hold my position or move and circle it forward and backward.

Likely the very best fishing kayak has just been introduced: a Native Ultimate FX Propel 13. When you stand in this model, your feet are actually well under the water line so this would be a great choice to get the light weight, the reverse pedaling, good paddling, too, owing to the kayak's streamlined features and standing ability for fly fishing and long casts.

Yes, the good kayaks have become more expensive but man how they have progressed over the past decade or so. Some are very sophisticated fishing machines. Tons and tons of fun, too.

Brad

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