Still playing catch-up from ICAST, I was off last week to Outdoor Retailer. There was way too much new and cool stuff at OR, and I was hardpressed to pack everything in for the short time I was there.
Jackson has new boats and new additions for 2o13. New colors will be announced in a few months, but for now we know that Limon (a blue/green/yello combo) and Blaze Orange are certain in the new line up. All kayaks now feature nut inserts for RAM Mounts and will include at least one RAM rod holder. All Jackson Kayaks, including white water, are now GoPro ready and will feature a removable GoPro camera mount. The new Cuda 12 was shown off originally at ICAST. The new sit-in fishing kayak, the Kilroy, will be great for those that prefer sit-in kayaks and begs for cast-n-blast fishing and hunting trips. The SUP, SUPerFISHal was designed with SUP guru Ken Hoeve. It’s the only SUP I’ve ever paddled, and I felt totally comfortable walking all over this SUP within minutes, and people were having fun jumping around and doing tricks on the SUPerFISHal.
RTM Kayaks and Dennis Spike came to OR with their fleet of kayaks. Their fishing kayaks are definitely unique. Custom removable containers are available for their kayaks for waterproof storage, or whatever else you might dream up. Don’t need the storage, just take themout and you’ve got a fully open tank well. RTM also offers slide rails for accessories on the K-Largo and Abaco fishing kayaks. The Abaco also features a center rod storage hatch, great for protecting gear while busting through the surf.
I gave the new Native Slayer a paddle too. It was sitting and paddling a bath tub. It has some pretty interesting features that I feel I’ve already seen (and have) in some other kayaks
That’s all I’ve got on fishing kayaks for 2013. Plenty of gear coming too! I’ll have that for a another post…