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Offline Mbarker68x

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Two part report, 1 I'm a dumba$$, 2 still managed a few
« on: March 14, 2017, 09:13:05 PM »
Well I picked up a yak on Saturday cleaned it up and waited for the opertunity to take it out on its maiden voyage.

I was going to go to Colorado Bend State Park to chase some whites, but being spring break decided against it. Instead I went to a little pond on FT Hood. Like the title says placed on a hill got in and slid into the water. Instead of a gradual incline I went into a hole. Pushed the nose in and took on water over the front of the cockpit. Need less to say I got wet. Pulled it back out drained the water and managed to launch for 15 minutes before it started getting dark. Managed these in the short time on the water.












All were  ought and brought to hand on my 3wt TFO BVK. Foam bug for the gills, and #14 jig hook wooly bugger for the bass.
I did learn a few things on this short trip, one I need to install a anchor trolley and anchor, and maybe some outriggers until I get comfortable in my new toy.
Do it with 3wt and below! It's a lot of fun.

Offline Flydude

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Re: Two part report, 1 I'm a dumba$$, 2 still managed a few
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2017, 04:47:37 AM »
All in all, it looks like a fun adventure.
May the sun always shine and the wind be to your back, Thomas

Offline qualey99

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Re: Two part report, 1 I'm a dumba$$, 2 still managed a few
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2017, 11:24:03 AM »
Looks like a successful maiden voyage.  I now have 4 kayaks, each one for different situations.  You will find that there is no perfect kayak, but all of them are fun to fish out of.  Good luck.
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