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General Talk / Re: Pros and cons of sit on top Kayak vs sitting in Kayak
« Last post by Sailfish on June 22, 2024, 10:36:24 PM »
Hobie!!
I bought mine about 5 yrs after I started this sport and wondered why I didnít buy one sooner!!!
Scotty

+1
I've owned at least half a dozen various kayak brands and ended up with Hobie kayaks.
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General Talk / Re: Pros and cons of sit on top Kayak vs sitting in Kayak
« Last post by scottymeboy on June 22, 2024, 10:13:55 PM »
Hobie!!
I bought mine about 5 yrs after I started this sport and wondered why I didnít buy one sooner!!!
Scotty
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General Talk / Re: Pros and cons of sit on top Kayak vs sitting in Kayak
« Last post by seajj2 on June 22, 2024, 10:09:46 PM »
What list of Manufactures would you recommend?
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General Talk / Re: Pros and cons of sit on top Kayak vs sitting in Kayak
« Last post by Fisherman X on June 22, 2024, 08:01:56 PM »
I've never fished from a Sit-IN-Kayak, but I find the abbreviation SINK to be a major turn off...

And if youíve ever seen one goÖnot quite as bad as a low profile speed boat when it goes, but still leaves an impression
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That is a great deal. Should go fast.
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General Fishing Tips / Re: Lip gripper recommendation
« Last post by Clayman on June 22, 2024, 04:21:35 PM »
I carry both the Boga-style metal grips and the orange plastic ones. They each have their place.

The Boga-style metal grips can fit into tight spots, and are great for when you're trying to lip-grip a striper with a plug in his mouth. But the swivel feature of the Boga style grip can be annoying or downright dangerous on fish that like to spin/roll a lot, such as lingcod or catfish. Before you know it, a spinning fish can roll the line up around the grip and around your hand. Another downside is the metal pieces can punch holes through the fish's mouth if you're not careful, especially on thin-mouthed fishes like bass.

The plastic grips are my preferred grips for large fish. I feel like I get better leverage with them. They won't punch holes through thin-mouthed fishes either. But their bulkiness can make lip-gripping smaller fish or fish with a mouthful of lure very difficult, if not impossible. And like someone mentioned above, be careful when using them on lingcod: if they start to spin while gripped, they'll break their jaw.
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General Talk / Re: Pros and cons of sit on top Kayak vs sitting in Kayak
« Last post by NowhereMan on June 22, 2024, 03:10:23 PM »
I've never fished from a Sit-IN-Kayak, but I find the abbreviation SINK to be a major turn off...
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General Fishing Tips / Re: Lip gripper recommendation
« Last post by NowhereMan on June 22, 2024, 03:06:46 PM »
Another vote for plastic. Simplicity when kayak fishing is a good thing (said the guy who pilots an AI with 2 sails and a bazilion ropes...).
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Shimano Tekota 500HG is a great reel for the price, and I'd suggest getting a heavier-duty rod than you think you'll ever need, so you're not overmatched when you hook that 40+ pound halibut. Also, leash your rod to the kayak, and be sure to carry a knife that you can access instantly...
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An Ugly Stik and Avet reel is good starting point and should run around $200 for this setup.
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