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Kayaking with Beluga Whales – A Paddlers Dream

"Don't worry about your rudders, just get in the water." Our guide Tress, from Sea North tours was worried we wouldn't have enough time kayaking with Beluga Whales in Churchill, Manitoba. I'm glad he rushed us, because this is an adventure you don't...
by theplanetd on Aug 27, 2015

Bending Branches Sun Shadow Crank Paddle Review

Last spring, I was seriously contemplating adding the Bending Branches Navigator paddle to my collection. It is strong, light, and beautiful. Then I bounced the idea off of Confluence rep and outdoor Renaissance man Andrew Miller and he said somethin...

Outdoor Retailer 2015 Video Montage

This is a video montage I put together from the week we were in Salt Lake City at Outdoor Retailer. We worked 12-14 hours a day filming, editing, and uploading. It was an amazing experience, and i'm glad I was part of the team. Everything is finished...
by Scent of a Fisherman on Aug 20, 2015

Outdoor Retailer 2015 Recap

What an experience. For those that might not know, Adam Hayes (co-owner of yakangler), Chris Funk and myself headed to cover Outdoor Retailer in Salt Lake City the first week of August. Chris and I had never been, so it was an eye opener. We were t...
by Scent of a Fisherman on Aug 19, 2015

Unexpected Run to the River

After doing some maintenance work on the site, I realized for some reason this story never published here from a few weeks ago. I had posted on a kayak fishing forum and our Trailing Hook Journal site, but didn't realize it never got posted here. So...
by Scent of a Fisherman on Aug 19, 2015

The Reason for my Blogging Drought...and Lots of Photos

It is has been way too long since I last blogged.  It hasn't been because I haven't wanted to, but because I simply haven't been fishing.  Early last month, I developed a pain in my shoulder and neck area.  I am not sure how it ha...

A Quick Morning Fly

After two and a half weeks with no days off, I was able to make a short run to the river on Tuesday. I had a very short amount of time to go, but really needed to work on some river film projects i’ve put on the back burner because of my schedul...
by Scent of a Fisherman on Jul 22, 2015

Fireworks and Freak Temps - Early July Kayak Fishing

It has been a busy few weeks, so I was giddy when the clock hit 5 PM on July 2nd.  I was staring at a three day weekend, which included both Independence Day and my 32nd birthday.  Nothing could stop me from hitting the water.  I decid...

Catching A Break

I had come to terms with the fact I wasn’t going to get out fishing for a while. It’s already been two weeks and I figured it would be a few more. But around 8pm last night, a few things changed. I was released from prior obligations and sudde...
by Scent of a Fisherman on Jul 1, 2015

20 Top Tips for planning a dirt cheap vacation

Plan ahead! * The sooner that you decide where you want to go, the more likely you are to realize your best deals. Visit travel oriented websites like Frommers, Fodors, Virtual Tourist, Lonely Planet and Rick Steves among others to get solid ideas of...
by A View To A Thrill on Jun 30, 2015

TIPS: KAYAK EXPLORE – Finding Your Next Holiday Destination

Have you ever wanted to go on a holiday somewhere, but had no specific place in mind, just a budget? I like to use KAYAK Explore to have a look at my options. It recommends places according to price range, the kind of weather you want, the region you...
by Travelling With YeoMomma on Jun 26, 2015

River Untamed Trailer

On June 17th 2014, Bert​, Daniel​, Ryan​, and myself​ dropped in at Pandale Texas for a 5 day, 60 mile kayak/canoe trip down the Pecos River. That first day was one of the hardest days i've ever had on a river to that point. Day 2 and 3 were...
by Scent of a Fisherman on Jun 17, 2015

A Textbook Post Spawn Beatdown

It was mid-morning and I found myself with a few hours of free time, a rarity these days.  It was a no brainer - I loaded up and headed for the water.  But in the back of my mind, I knew that this time of year can be tricky in New Engl...

A Family Holiday to Beaches Resorts Ocho Rios in Jamaica

I honestly don't know where to start when writing about our Beaches Resorts' Ocho Rios family holiday because it's literally blown this little family's minds. Read more...
by Honest Mum on Jun 10, 2015

Fishing Report - Cayuga Lake, Ithaca, NY

A few months ago, I got the idea of surprising Mary May with a trip to Ithaca, NY - the town where she went to college.  I decided to also run it by my good friend Bill (who is no stranger to references in this blog), whose girlfriend Court...

Kayak Bass Fishing Magazine Officially Launches

This past week, Kayak Bass Fishing (KBF) Magazine made its debut.  Texan Chris Payne is the man behind the mag, and he deserves a ton of credit for all of his hard work.  Creating a magazine from scratch is a tremendous feat, and KBF r...

The ATAK has Landed - a Preliminary Review and First Trips

The hype machine is running full blast in the kayak fishing industry these days.  Unfortunately, not every product lives up to the billing.  It is one reason I encourage kayak anglers to try before they buy, no matter what type of product.&...

This Here’s A Jam For All The Fellas

Out fishing in the yak and my son caught me busting a move. #YoungMC ln.is/www.youtube.co… Bust A Move in the Yak – YouTube – Linkis.com My son caught me dancing to Young MC after a day of fishing. Source: ln.is/www.youtube.com/BztiK &#...

The Low Rider Is A Little Higher

Shaking the yak to Lowrider. ln.is/www.youtube.co… #WAR #kayakfishing Lowrider in the Yak – YouTube – Linkis.com Taking a break in a boat slip, listening to WAR and dancing in the yak to Lowrider. Source: ln.is/www.youtube.com/fBHou Twe...

We All Should Spend More Time Outside

A great way to spend the weekend. On the water doing a little kayak fishing. #kayakfishing #geistreservoir ln.is/www.youtube.co… Kayak Fishing on Geist Reservoir – YouTube – Linkis.com Memorial Day weekend on the water with my son. Sour...


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