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4 Paddling Gear

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Wilderness Systems Ride 115 X NuCanoe Frontier 12 Old Town Predator FeelFree Lure

Bending Branches Angler Pro Paddle Werner Camano: Hooked Paddle NRS Boundary Shoe ExOfficio Men’s Nio Amphi Convertible Pant NRS Powerhouse Jackett

Christmas Wish List Volume # 3 Publisher Mark Watanabe

Editor Greg Becker

Advertising and Retail Sales Adam Hayes

Design and Production Mark Watanabe

6 Fishing Gear Denali Rods Noirwood series

TFO Signature II Series 8wt Fly Rod Abu Garcia Orra inshore baitcasting reel Manley Rods MRF system EGO S2 Slider Compact Clear Rubber Landing Net Costa Permit Sunglasses Unfair Lures Paul’s Dinkum Greenie

8 Accessories YakAngler Christmas wish list is published once per year by

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Malone SeaWing Stinger Combo Tacklewebs Pivot head wearable imaging Power-Pole Micro Anchor YakAttack BlackPak YakAttack Zooka Tube T-Bone Bed Extender

It has been another exciting year in the sport of kayak fishing. There have been some great new products to hit the market and we are proud to release our third annual Christmas Wish List. The Christmas Wish List came to fruition from a discussion of our members in the YakAngler forum several years ago. As all of us kayak anglers do, they were discussing the products that they hoped would end up under their Christmas tree from jolly old Saint Nick. Mark and I thought that this was a terrific idea and created the first Christmas Wish List back in 2011. This wish list contains products from several different categories that were recommended to us from members in the YakAngler forum. If you are trying to figure out what gift you would like to add to your wish list, I think that you will find plenty of great options in the following pages.


Adam Hayes

Marketing Director and Co Founder YakAngler LLC

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On behalf of Mark, Greg, myself, and all of our Pro Team members, we wish you and yours a wonderful and safe holiday season.

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Paddling Gear Wilderness Systems Ride 115 X

The Ride series has become synonymous with stand-up stability, maneuverability, capacity and comfort. Discriminating anglers want more than outstanding kayak performance, they want a true fishing machine. Introducing the Ride 115 X, featuring a removable console that consolidates fish finder/depth finder components (including battery), simplifies installation of electronics, and provides added storage. The patented Phase 3® AirPro seating system, additional mounting surfaces, newly integrated features and rear SlideTrax™ rails maximize rigging options to take your fishing to the next level.

Feelfree Lure

Feelfree Kayaks is taking kayak fishing to a new level in stability, comfort and versatility with the new 2014 Lure. The kayak comes standard with a variety of unique features including a removable multi-level multi-position extra wide seat, Feelfree’s wheel in the keel and Uni-Track system, molded in handles, center console, locking bow hatch, molded in paddle keeper, flush mounted rod holders, adjustable foot pegs and a variety of storage and tie down options. The Lure’s super-stable 36” wide hull paired with a padded standing platform gives you the option to paddle or cast in either the sitting or standing position whether fishing inland waters or wide open oceans — this kayak fears no water.

ExOfficio Men’s Nio Amphi Convertible Pant

The Nio Amphi Convertible Pant will take you from river to lake to ocean. Easily converting to shorts, they’re always up for an amphibious adventure with customizable protection from the elements. Comfort and utility combine to offer sun protection, and water resistance that will be there for every fish and fish story to follow.

Werner Camano: Hooked

A great paddling paddle makes a great kayak fishing paddle and nowhere is that more evident that in the Werner Paddles “Hooked” Camano. Their most popular Low Angle mid-sized blade design no has a killer Scales: Grey pattern. Rugged, fiberglass blades and a carbon shaft make for a combination of light weight, stiffness and durability. The Smart View Adjustable ferrule is the most advanced 2 piece joint in fishing, protecting your paddle for years on the water. Simply the best performance in paddles, means less fatigue, more time on the water, more fish in the boat. Feel for yourself. 4 | YakAngler | | Issue 3

Paddling Gear Bending Branches Angler Pro

Kayak fishing pros don’t just focus on lures and lines. They also focus on their paddles. They want light weight so paddling doesn’t sap their energy. They demand strength from tip to tip, and they expect performance that matches their rigs. The Angler Pro is that kind of paddle: serious gear for a serious fishing experience. Get one, and give even the pros a case of paddle envy.

NRS Powerhouse

The Powerhouse Jacket provides comfortable splash protection with the advanced features serious paddlers demand. A splashproof zipper at the stretchy neoprene neck zips up to keep out water, or zips down to allow ventilation. A barrel-lock draw cord holds the extrawide waistband snug and secure. Reflective piping adds visibility and style, and you’ll love the convenience of the splashproof zippered sleeve pocket.

NRS Boundary Shoe

The Boundary Shoe pushes the limits of what a neoprene boot can do. It’s a touring, canoeing and portaging dream. When wading is inevitable, you’ll appreciate the kneehigh, 5 mm neoprene upper that’s glued, blind stitched and double taped to be totally waterproof. The comfy 7 mm insole, high-traction vulcanized rubber sole and adjustable instep strap provide the protection, grip and support your adventures demand.

Old Town Predator

NuCanoe Frontier

In the Frontier, you can do things a better way...your way! Go solo in style or tandem with room to spare. Position seats, rod holders, and accessories anywhere along the 70” Freedom Track. Face the action with 360 degree mobility. And don’t just stand, walk & fish with confidence on the 20” wide Cast & Blast Deck. Ridiculously stable, surprisingly agile, and completely comfortable, the self-bailing Frontier knows no limits. Issue 2 | | YakAngler | 5

Background Photograph provided by Mark Watanabe

The Old Town Predator 13 was completely engineered – below and above the waterline – to deliver the perfect platform for fishing and on-water sporting. Their Pro Staff examined seating, rod placement, paddle holders and total “fish-ability” and incorporated it all into this revolutionary boat. Something changes when you take your fishing to the surface level. It alters the playing field and provides a more personal connection to your environment – and the battles that take place there. You just may find the closer you get to the water, the further you can take your game.

Fishing Gear Denali Rods Noirwood Series

Fish pressured waters? Looking for rod performance and sensitivity unmatched by anything but the best? If you want to feel your Carolina rig bump into a mussel shell in 20 feet of water, the Denali Noirwood series is designed for you. Several years in development, the Noirwood series is the answer for anglers that demand the very best in sensitivity, durability, and extreme style. Our IM10 blanks offer some of the highest modulus carbon fiber graphite material available and are assembled into five of the most angler-demanded technique specific actions in the industry. Everything about the Noirwood series screams highclass, from the exotic stabilized hardwood foregrips to the carbon fiber handles. We set out to develop a rod that exceeds all expectations, and the unbelievable Noirwood series was the result.

Unfair Lures Paul’s Dinkum Greenie

Since greenie’s aka atlantic threadfin herring, greenbacks , are a major protein and energy source for a wide variety of predators, Unfair Lures molded and patented the EXACT shape of a greenie. Fish hunt for what they want and know by profile. They check the prey with ‘Stereosonic” profile. This means they also hunt with both lateral lines for a sonic wave that the greenie makes and thus also for what they know. In short the Unfair Lures Paul’s Dinkum Greenie looks right, and sounds right putting fisherman into the “in-zone”.

Manley Rods MRF System

Manley Rods revolutionary MRF System allows you to adjust the butt section of your rod for balance, comfort, casting ability to lure weight ratio but also increases sensitivity length. The MRF System also allows for accessorizing your rod by interchanging the Locking Nut and the Extension Rod for hundreds of color combinations. Manley Rods is quickly becoming the most versatile rod on the market and is also known for its strength and durability, and all backed by a life time warranty. 6 | YakAngler | | Issue 3

EGO S2 Slider Compact Clear Rubber Landing Net

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The revolutionary EGO S2 Slider landing net offers the most advanced handle extension technology available. With a simple pull or push of the S2 Slider handle grip the angler has complete control of the handle extension and retraction process. The innovative modular platform allows the net head to detach, providing interchangeability with other attachment accessories.

Abu Garcia Orra inshore baitcasting reel

Designed to meet the needs of the inshore angler, the Orra Inshore combines value and performance in a lightweight, compact package. Corrosion fighting components including an X-Craftic™ alloy frame and stainless steel HPCR™ bearings provide excellent protection in saltwater. An extended bent handle, oversized handle knobs and strong Duragear™ brass gear give anglers added leverage and power for hard pulling inshore species.

Costa Permit Sunglasses

TFO Signature II Series 8wt Fly Rod

Looking for an upgrade to your classic Signature Series rod? The new 2-piece Signature II offers the same astounding performance as the classic Signature Series with upgraded components. These beautiful translucent dark green rods come with new anodized up-locking aluminum reel seats, AA grade cork on a comfortable fighting butt, and full wells grips. This is the perfect first fly rod with performance that will impress even a master fly caster.

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Put the Costa Permit sunglasses on your face and that’s where they stay, period. Give credit to the co-injected Hydrolite that line the glasses from temple to temple, the flexible hinges making them fit, and side vents that keep the lenses clear. That way, you can see your trophy come over the stern and not just feel it in every muscle.

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Accessories Malone SeaWing Stinger Combo

Malone’s SeaWing Stinger Combo combines our injection molded nylon saddles with a modular loader that extends nearly 22”. Perfect for both SOT and touring kayaking, the SeaWing’s nylon material flexes and adheres to the hull of the boat. With universal mounting hardware and loading straps included, this system is as versatile and all inclusive as it gets.

YakAttack Zooka Tube

When YakAttack stumbled on what they believed to be the perfect rod holder design, they partnered with the world class team at RAM Mounting Systems to bring it to reality. Its revolutionary multi-purpose design makes the Zooka Tube perfect for spinning rods, casting rods, and even stakeout poles! Rock solid security with no moving parts means keeping your rods secure has never been less complicated.

GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition

Capture and share all the kayak fishing action with theGoPro HERO3+ Black Edition video camera while controlling it from your mobile device. 20-percent smaller and lighter than earlier models, it delivers improved image quality and greater versatility and convenience. New SuperView video mode captures one of the world’s most immersive wide angle perspectives, while Auto Low Light mode intelligently adjusts frame rate for stunning low-light performance. Plus you get longer battery life, faster built-in Wi-Fi, and a sharper lens.

T-Bone Bed Extender

The t-BONE is an adjustable truck bed extender that features aircraft grade aluminum formed into a radial curve. This allows the consumer to enter and exit elevated surfaces without the worry of dragging and damaging their products. Made of aircraft grade aluminum ensures strength without the weight of steel. Adjustable to fit the various heights from different vehicle manufacturers. 8 | YakAngler | | Issue 3

Accessories Tacklewebs

TackleWebs has taken the kayak industry by storm; their innovative and versatile patented bag designs make TackleWebs a must when looking to add extra storage to your kayak. TackleWebs’ 12-inch and 16-inch bags are great for adding storage to the back of or underneath any new, raised-style seat. Recently, they have added custom designed “Holster Sets” for the Hobie Outback and Hobie Vantage seats, which have been red-hot items.

Pivot head wearable imaging

If you are even thinking about purchasing a new video camera this holiday season you need to check out Pivot Head Wearable Imaging. These aren’t just a cool pair of sunglasses, they are the ultimate point of view HD video camera. This camera allows you to capture the action as you see it and wirelessly “Air Sync” to a mobile storage device.

YakAttack BlackPak

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Introduced early 2013, the BlackPak from YakAttack has quickly become a must-have item for serious kayak anglers. Designed in YakAttack’s typical no-nonsense approach, the BlackPak is everything you need and nothing you don’t. Perfect for off shore, inshore, and everything in between, the BlackPak is sure to be the best “box” under the tree this Christmas!

Power-Pole Micro Anchor

Nothing gets you closer to the fish than your kayak. And nothing anchors you better than a Power-Pole made just for your vessel. Enter the MICRO Anchor. This all-new, all-electric wonder is the first of its kind—a super-compact powerhouse that was built to give you the ultimate shallow water kayak fishing experience. Issue 2 | | YakAngler | 9

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2013 Christmas Wish List  

2013 Kayak Fishing Christmas buying guide.