Archives for 2016

Flat Bottom Kayaks vs Rib Bottom Kayaks

V-shaped hull with ribs - Old Town Predator

There are essentially two different kayak hull types: flat bottom kayaks and rib bottom kayaks. Each serves a different purpose, so here we compare the two.

Fun on the Bayou – Mississippi Redfish & Black Drum

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To my delight the fish shot forward and engulfed my fly. In a flash all spare line was gone, and the reel screamed in protest, as the beast took off for the horizon.

How to Re-Enter a Sit-in Kayak

Enter a kayak from the water

As a kayaker there is one thing that we try our best not to do – tip over. We will look at the best way to re-enter a sit-in kayak.

Chasing giant tarpon in Costa Rica

leaping-140lb-tarpon-caught-on-fly

As some of you may be aware, I am known by some friends as ‘Lucky Green’, and I have to admit that on this occasion it was fully justified!

The End of an Era

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It was quite upsetting to witness her condition, but a reminder that nothing lasts forever, and a very small consolation was that this morning a jack of about five pounds was there with his nose an inch from my bait-can.

Where’s the best place to catch a monster fish?

Red Tailed Catfish from Jurassic Mountain Lake, Thailand - Mike Green

This MUST be one of the best places on Earth to catch monster fish. It’s comfortable, warm, reasonably priced, and all tackle and bait are provided. It’s an experience I definitely hope to repeat.