For 2015 I’ve opted to paddle the new Jackson Coosa HD, one of Jackson’s newest fishing kayak models along with the Kraken. As much as I enjoyed the Jackson Kilroy from last fall, I was curious about the Coosa HD due to all of the hype it was getting and had to get a look at it for myself. To say I was impressed is a huge understatement and I knew the HD would be my choice of kayak for the 2015 season. Since ordering and receiving my HD in the new GI Jackson color, I’ve spent some time on the water with it, but we’ll get to that in a bit. First, let me walk you through what I feel is one of the most versatile fishing kayaks on the market, the Jackson Kayak Coosa HD.
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I get asked a lot about my kayak and with so many people new to the sport, I thought I would take you readers on a little walk through of my Slayer 14.5 by Native Watercraft. The Native Slayer was created as a sit on top version of their popular Ultimate series sit inside kayaks. Native Watercraft asked their customers what kind of features they would want in a sit on top fishing kayak, the customers responded, Native listened and the Slayer was born. Having been on the market for a year or so now, the Slayer is offered in 12′ and 14.5′ paddle versions as well as their very popular Slayer Propel 13 peddle kayak. Hitting the market this year, as I’ve written in a past post, is the Slayer Propel 10, which once again I think will make a great river fishing kayak. A lot of the features I’m going to discuss below on the Slayer 14.5 are the same on the other models, so keep that in mind if you’re shopping for a shorter kayak. Let’s get started with the front of the boat, shall we?
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