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Built for first-time paddlers and long-time fishermen.
Whether you're angling towards a known fish hangout under an outcropping of low-hanging branches or you're ready to take the next step in owning an entire fishing set-up, the Bending Branches Straight Shaft Scout Angler Paddle is calling your name. Listen, and then pick up this lightweight, straight-shaft paddle on your way to the river. The durable blades won't break when you knock the rocks or push off of clay river banks. When you land the lunker for the record books, you can use the measurements on the shaft to figure out the precise length and tweet it rather than waiting.
Crafted from lightweight aluminum, this rugged shaft will take knee-knocking and occasional rock encounters by novice paddlers. All-day anglers will appreciate the minimal weight and instantaneous ability to measure whatever grabs the hook, fire or tire—it's hard work catching steel-belted radials. The fiberglass-reinforced nylon blade handles all conditions with ease. Scrape your way along the shoreline, swat at pesky gnats, or simply enjoy the trip to the favored fish locale.
At a solid 95 cubic inches, the 17.5 x 6.9 blade bites off a chunk of water, but nothing so big as to make moving difficult. Strong strokes or dainty dips, this blade takes it all. If you happen to, um, miss the water and snag your hook on a branch or your fishing buddy, the blade-based hook retrieval system saves the day. The blades feather 60 degrees when you need to make waves back to the beach before the day's catch goes bad.
- Aluminum shaft, 2-piece construction
- Straight shape, dual high-visibility tape measure (cm/in)
- Nylon blade, reinforced with fiberglass
- Hook retrieval system
- 95 cubic inches (17.5 x 6.9 in)
- 0 / 60 degree feather angle, right or left
- 230cm, 240cm
- 2lb, 3 oz
- Item #BDG0007
- Q & A
New to kayaking
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Got this a couple weeks ago and have been able to use it on a flat water lake. Pretty decent paddle from what I can tell. Spent a day on the lake with no wrist fatigue and it propels me nicely. Fish ruler is nice but I feel like it may come off. Maybe something more permanent might be better. All in all I am pleased with it.
Great product I use when I go fishing in my kayak. Highly recommend.
Bending Branches Angler
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Great paddle for recreation or fishing
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I use this paddle for kayak fishing on lakes and inshore ocean. Great paddle no complaints in regards to its function. One minor complaint is the taped on fish measuring ruler is a great idea but it starts to rub off and fad rather easily. I had to replace one after only one use and now have paddle grips on the new one in hopes it will not cause the same issue. So far so good but they should have invested in better measuring stickers or had it painted onto the paddle itself.