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Got perfect yak now here comes the fun part

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Here comes the fun part getting my frenzy ready for the big water. I need a few tips though. I want to kayak right in the ocean right outside the last set of waves and fish the bar so I would need an anchor and a place to store my rods. On the way out it seems that the kayak tipping over is likely so where do you guys store your rods on the way just incase you tip. Surely you don't put them in a rod rack because they can break. I have compartments for storage and neato gear and stuff. I want to make my yak perfect for the beach so I don't have to worry about this that and the other thing while fishing. Do you think an anchor is a safe idea or do you think i should just keep on top of paddling. Well really I am just the beginner so any help would be highly useful. BTW I am reading all of porters things about rigging and they are highly useful so no one has to repeat all that. I printed it and reading it over. Thanks porter smile.gif

Tom

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I have 2 rod holders behind my seat and when loaded with fly rods it looks like outriggers. wink.gif But if rough water is expected I mounted 2 sets of std ring and clip rod storage set ups on each side of the yak. With a small bunge holding both set ups even an extended period upside down will still hold my rods securely.

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Each yak is different so you'll have to figure out what works best for you. You do want to securely attach the rods to the hull of the yak. Once yu get past the dump zone you then will want to put them in rod holders.

 

I've got 2 flush mounts behind my seat and behind them I've got 2 flush mount Scotty's into which I can put any type of Scotty. I've got a regular and a fly rod one.

 

As to anchoring. Set up a pulley system ala the posts on this board. Get at least a 3 pound folding grappling type anchor. Anchoring shouldn't be a problem beyond the breakers. For when its windy a sea anchor is nice. I got one from Cabelas. You'll find that yaks move very quicly in the wind. The sea anchor slows it down a lot. You'll find that its impractical to fish and paddle at the same time. How you secure your paddle when fishing is up to you and your yak. I installed a bungee setup on the front deck and I simply place a paddle under it and its secure. Fast and easy.

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