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Old 03-20-2017, 07:25 PM
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Default First Kayak

This weekend I went out and took advantage of Field and Streams $150 off the 12' Eagle Talon.

I can already tell the first thing to go will be the seat. It's about the same density of wet cardboard. I've read you can use a GCI canoe seat so I will be looking into that. However what other advice and/or photos can you guys pass my way on rigging? The anchor trolley currently only sits on the rear 1/4 of the kayak. Would you guys recommend one that goes the length of the yak?

Thanks ahead of time!
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:39 PM
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I like my trolly to run the length of the boat,in current or wind you can position your boat a lot better,you can pull the trolly all the way back fish one direction then pull it to the front and fish the opposite direction.A anchor trolly and stake out pole are the two best additions I have made for my kayak........Congrats & tight lines
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:52 PM
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X2 on the anchor trolley running the length of the boat, or as much as you can do so anyhow. Makes a world of difference with boat positioning as FH stated.
FWIW, I got all kinds of stuff to rig out my boats initially, but I hardly ever use any of it. Plus it kind of defeats the purpose of getting a yak in the first place IMO.
Keep it simple I say. Anchor cleat to go with the trolley, maybe 1-2 extra rod holders if you like to have multiple rods on hand, quality paddle, etc.
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