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Old 11-25-2006, 05:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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At the risk of asking a silly question, what is the proper thing to do with the paddle while fishing?

If I paddle up to a likely spot or plan to drift for awhile I can strap it into the paddle keeper bungie.

But what do you do with the paddle if your dragging a lure and get a hit? Or see a school breaking and paddle up to them? It takes time to put the paddle in the keeper and that's time lost from working the fish.

Someone once told me to just drop it and that's why you have a paddle lanyard. But I just can't bring myself to do it. Is it the right thing to do?

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Old 11-25-2006, 06:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I usually slide it under the straps for the front hatch, as I go to grab the trolling rod. I kind of have it down to one smooth motion- Bob
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Old 11-25-2006, 06:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Stay tuned...I'll post a pic tomorrow about how I deal with the paddle while fishing!
It's easy and simple...for me!
And it's a question everyone wants to know about but is never asked!

Hopefully everyone else will chime in on this and tell how they manage their paddle when your fishing [img]thumb.gif[/img]
I have my way...
and would love to see what others are doing!

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Old 11-25-2006, 08:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Get a hobie with the mirage drive pedal system !

No offense to my fellow yakkers , but I cant imagine fishing and having to paddle at the same time.

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You can see in this pic where I slide the paddle when I hook up- Bob
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Old 11-25-2006, 08:48 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I just sit the paddle down on my lap. It's fast and easy to do plus it's quiet and if you need to use it, it's right there.[img]ubicon8.gif[/img]
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I just lay it across my lap.
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Old 11-26-2006, 09:12 PM   #8 (permalink)
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did you see the boys at KFS have these Jaiem? Just push the paddle in. you could mount it across your feet or on the side. Or just do like RP said and get a hobie.........
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Old 11-27-2006, 07:18 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I wanted something quick and easy without any thought to what/where the paddle was.I wanted something I could just drop it into and not think about it...
I used "ladder" hooks from Home Depot.Dipped them in liquid plastic and I use 1/4" bolts with wingnuts( I carry extras!!!) to attach.Off and on in seconds and the front one can swivel up to avoid the paddle.
I also use a telephone cord paddle leash if and when conditions call for it.
$10 gives you a simple yet secure paddle holder.



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Old 11-27-2006, 10:22 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Nice idea. But I don't want to hang clips or brackets on the side of my yak. I'm concerned of getting my fly line caught on it.

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