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??
Kayak Accessories? What else besides the paddle and PFD?
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
Kayak transport cart with 2 cam-lock straps
Or Boonedox Landing Gear for Hobie
Equipment Leashes (GoPro and tools)
Paddle: Main paddling and rough use -launching
Fast water quick release anchor
GoPro and mounts
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)
Visi-Carbon Pro / BerleyPro Orb
First Aid kit
Thermacell / bug dope
Cooler tie down straps
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.