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    Default Show off your rig!

    When first joining Snaggedline there was a topic where everyone showed off there kayaks and what they had done to them. As spring is coming closer I'm sure we have all added something to each of our kayaks for this upcoming season, and now is the time to show it off. Hopefully this topic will spark some conversations and get some ideas flowing for both new and old members alike. I know when first joining I always wanted to see how everyone was set up to get ideas for my own kayak. So I encourage all members to show off your rig, and talk about it some! Tight lines everyone!

    Here is my Malibu 2xl rigged for a tandem setup with a cooler that has 4 rod holders and also a holder for a net. On the back I have a ammo can with a triple rod holder. Also I have an anchor trolley on the left hand side of the kayak. The only future mods are to install the large center hatch and a rod holder up front.


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    I am a minimalist when it comes to rigging.

    For my Revo I waited two years before I drilled two holes in it. I did that when I installed a fish finder. Here is the cockpit area:

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    My goal is to keep the cockpit clean so that I can fly fish without tangling my stripped line onto attachments or tools on my deck. I use a BlackPak for storage but primarily it serves as the foundation for my rod holders. I have Scotty fly rod holders in the above photo but I can convert them to conventional rod holders for trolling.

    Also, for the benefit of fly casting I keep my left gunnel clear. I cast predominantly to the left being right-handed. Therefore my fish finder and paddle are on the right gunnel and nothing is on the left to tangle with line.

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    My Ultimate 12 has not been cut, drilled or modified in any way. Again, I use a crate (a regular one, not the BlackPak) primarily as a rod holder and I keep my left gunnel clear for fly casting. I clip my paddle into the factory installed tracks on the right gunnel when fly casting so that the paddle does not interfere with my line while I am stripping it. Otherwise, when I use conventional tackle, my paddle sits in my lap.

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    As you can see, I am no rigging expert. I've purposely done as little rigging as possible to both of my kayaks. But if I can offer rigging advice to those new to the hobby it would be this. Fish with your boat for numerous outings before you drill it, cut it or glue anything onto it. You need to learn how you will actually use your boat and the only way to do that is with you being in it on the water. You can't do that while it sits in your garage or backyard. Only by fishing in your boat will you know precisely where you want various attachments placed.
    Last edited by Mark; 02-16-2017 at 09:29 AM.
    Mark

    Hidden Oak Native Ultimate 12

    Author: The Simple Joys of Kayak Fishing (Tips and Tales From an Old Guy in His Plastic Boat)
    Available on Amazon.com

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    I own a 2016 Jackson Cuda 14. I always carry more than I will use but always did. I have a HOOK5 and both conventional and fly fish.
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    Well no one ever accused me of being a minimalist. This 2014 Pro Angler 12 doesn't have many modifications, but enough to keep me comfortable. It has 3 batteries, a solar panel trickle charger, Lowrance FF, Super Nova light kit, Mirage Drive with Turbo fins, anchor trolley, Black Pack (in white), a DIY PVC rod holder, dry bag with change of clothing in the forward hatch, first aid and survival kit in the rear circular hatch, and a 24lb thrust Water Snake electric motor. I normally have two GoPro cameras on board, 4 fishing rods, collapsible net, 3lb anchor with 75 feet of line, PFD, and a Hawg Trough to measure my catch. I recently picked up a Hobie Livewell that I plan to use in an alternate configuration without the crate. Additionally, my seat cushion is a floatation device. When you're on the water for hours at a time comfort is critical.
    Gregory
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    Just added motor, cant figure out how to rotate photo
    Freddie T

    2016 Hobie Outback LE #236
    Torqeedo Ultralight 403

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    Zack
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    Blue 2015 Ascend FS12T
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    Quote Originally Posted by sega View Post



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    This is an awesome picture!! Where did you camp out and how was the fishing?

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    Now that's how I want to spend a night out of my yak! nice.
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    Not much to see above the waterline on my Outback- pretty minimalistic setup- one of the best things I did is install the Hobie battery holder in the rear hatch and the thru-hull electrical plugs for the Lowrance ready transducer mount which I have replaced with the Berkley Pro Hummingbird side scan transducer mount. Hard to see but I installed the aluminum YakAttack rails with backing plates for versatility in mounting accessories in all four trays- 6 inch rails up front and 12 inch rails in the sides...like Mark, I am right handed and my Hummingbird 798 ci HD combo is mounted on a one inch Ram ball mount in the right front tray- clean thru-hull waterproof electrical plugs finish the electronics mounting...I have two forward mounted Revolution Ram rod holders on 1 1/2 inch ball mounts and a Ram Iphone mount on a YakAttack short panfish camera mount...it sometimes comes and other times stays off the boat, a YakAttack anchor trolley on the left side of the boat...and I had decals made with the Lady Luck name for both sides of the hull...pretty basic rigging, but it is just the way I like it...I did make a PVC (slide into the two rod holders behind the seat) rocket launcher type multiple rod holder...that adds lots of rod storage to the boat...
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    "Lady Luck" 2016 Red Hibiscus Outback
    "Ugly Duckling" 2010 Olive Hobie Outback
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    I recently took some photos of my Ultimate for a presentation I will be doing on kayak fly fishing.

    My Ultimate is rigged for fly fishing and I accomplished that by...doing absolutely nothing to it other than adding paddle clips in the rails that came standard with the boat. I really like using this boat.

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    Mark

    Hidden Oak Native Ultimate 12

    Author: The Simple Joys of Kayak Fishing (Tips and Tales From an Old Guy in His Plastic Boat)
    Available on Amazon.com

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