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2018 AOTY/DOTY Entry

Topic: New to the site, thanks to Ariel.  (Read 959 times)

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  I don't even have a kayak yet but shore and pier fish 3-7 times a week and cant wait to target fish from a new means. I' m doing a lot of research on kayaks styles and most importantly safety on the water before my purchase. Just wanted to thank Ariel, because a 15 minute conversation with him convinced me that I need a kayak.


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Welcome, valaris415.  Ariel's a good man.  You're fortunate to have scored 15 minutes with him.  A kayak will change your fishing life.   :smt001
I am a licensed guide.  DFW Guide ID:  1000124.   Let's do a trip together.

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Welcome aboard and do take your time to scouting our website.  There are ton of information here that can help you decide which kayak will fit you fishing lifestyle.
"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...it's about learning how to dance in the rain."

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Take your time and pick the right one but you better have one by May 15th.
Everybody dies, not everybody lives. What did you do today?


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Welcome. You're fishing life will never be the same. They call it the kayak madness.
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Winds from the south, hook in
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Wind from the east, bite the least.
Wind from the north, further off.
Wind from the west, bite the


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Ariels full of knowledge and a class act, welcome to the board :smt004


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Dont listen to anything Ariel says. I didnt and I missed out on one of the biggest striper bites at Linda Mar all year. :smt044 :smt044 Welcome to the club. The good thing is you should be able to find a decent used kayak in the winter. Look around they are out there. I would say dont buy new for your first as they depreciate rather fast. When you are really into the sport then it doesnt matter. Look for something stable for your first.
"I always entertain great hope" Robert Frost


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Welcome to the board valaris. :smt006

Definately l agree with Ravensblack about the used yak to start. Ravensblack is VERY, VERY old and wise too!!!


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Ravensblack is VERY, VERY old and wise too!!!


Yup, Craig / Ravensblack is my new hero...that "very, very old" dude is in better shape than many of the 40 year olds that I hang with :smt045


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Thanks for all the help.... Its so much fun shopping for a great deal on a new toy.


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Good luck.  Keep an eye on the hook up sections.  Look forward to seeing your first kayak fish.  Andy
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