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Kayak Accessories? What else besides the paddle and PFD?

4/15/19 @ 11:27 AM
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DeadHead13
DeadHead13
USER since 12/18/18

So I finally pulled the trigger on a kayak! I'm wondering what others have learned they needed or wanted on their kayak after owning it for awhile? I'm thinking two clamp on rod holders to hold the rods in front of me and maybe a clamp on umbrella so I don't get cooked in the sun??

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TODAY @ 11:00 AM
Clay34
Clay34
USER since 3/22/08

Make a check list for yourself.  This is mine, yours very well might be different.  It's a living document and it may change .  It also depends on which boat I take for the day, but I just pick and choose depending on the boat.  The categories on the list focus on boat requirements and safety and the fishing equipment is minimal and it changes depending on the water and species that are targeted. 

Boat Related
Boat
Hobie Drive
trailer
Tie downs
spare tire
Kayak transport cart with 2 cam-lock straps
Or Boonedox Landing Gear for Hobie
Seat
Rod Leashes
Drive Leash
Equipment Leashes (GoPro and tools)
Paddle:  Main paddling and rough use -launching
paddle holders
rod holders
Anchor Wizard
Power pole
Fast water quick release anchor
Locator
Battery
GoPro and mounts


Safety Gear
Kokatat Paddling Suit with Boots, Balaclava, Gloves
Standard Horizon HX890NB VHF radio and spare batteries
Dry bag with spare clothes
PFD with Whistle
Throw Bag (Rescue Rope)
Bilge Pump
Visi-Carbon Pro / BerleyPro Orb
Air Horn
Flare gun
Phone case
Urinal
First Aid kit
Thermacell / bug dope
Sun Protection
Hat


Fishing Gear
Polarized Glasses
Rods
Tackle
Minnow bucket
Net
Cooler
Cooler tie down straps
Ice
Water
Snacks

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TODAY @ 10:26 AM
Lastcastmaybeknot
Lastcastmaybeknot
USER since 4/20/16

I have a eye bolt on the back of mine.  Run the anchor rope through it up to me.  Slickest thing to have in current or a little breeze

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TODAY @ 9:38 AM
ruff54
ruff54
USER since 6/5/17

An umbrella sounds nice until it becomes a sail in the wind and you can't stay on your spot. Like was mentioned before: paddle leash, something to keep valuables dry, and probably some way to manage tackle--which is a milk crate for most just getting into it. 

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4/16/19 @ 9:42 AM
Mr.Bass1984
Mr.Bass1984
USER since 6/12/10

Get a high quality dry box to put your keys, phone, etc in.  I'd also recommend an anchor trolley.

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4/15/19 @ 12:33 PM
LotusNMo
LotusNMo
USER since 9/21/08

I always bring my small fraybill folding net and a 8 lb anchor. 

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