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Camping and Kayak Fishing Gear

Are you planning to take a camping and kayak fishing adventure? If you are, have you ever been camping before? If this is yours first time taking an extended camping vacation, you may be unsure as to what you should bring along with you. If that is the case, you are definitely not alone. Although a camping and kayak fishing vacation can be fun and exciting, it can sometimes be stressful to plan. If you would like assistance with planning your next camping vacation, you will want to continue reading on.

Camping and kayak fishing gear

When it comes to camping and kayak fishing gear, you will find that you need to bring multiple items with you. These items often include items that are referred to as camping supplies and then items that are referred to as camping gear. In most cases, you will find that camping gear is used to describe pieces of equipment, whereas camping supplies are often used to describe food, health and beauty products, and so forth. In addition, if your combining your camping and kayak fishing trip, you’ll want to take camping gear you can also store aboard your kayak. These items will need to be non-bulky and light.

Kayak fishing gear should also include the best kayak fish finder you can buy.

Camping and Kayak Fishing Gear Supplies

When it comes to camping and kayak fishing gear supplies, like clothing and food, there are many individuals who automatically know what they need to bring. On the other hand, when it comes to camping gear or camping equipment, there are many individuals who are unsure as to what they really need to bring with them. Just a few of the many pieces of camping gear or camping equipment that you may want to bring with you on your next camping adventure are outlined below.

One of the most common pieces of camping gear that you will need to bring with you on your next camping vacation is a tent. Depending on who you are going camping with, you may even need to bring multiple camping tents with you. If you have yet to purchase a camping tent, you will want try and make sure that you purchase a tent or tents that are strong, sturdy, dependable, and waterproof. Even if you are planning on camping in a motor home, you may want to think about bringing a tent, in case of inclement weather. Many motor home campers prefer spending at least one night in the open wilderness and you may too.

A sleeping bag is another piece of camping gear that you will want to make sure that you bring along with you. If you are camping with your family or your romantic partner, you will want to make sure that you have enough sleeping bags to go around. Although you may assume that a light sleeping bag is good in the summertime, you may still want to think about bringing along a heavy style sleeping bag. These types of sleeping bags are good in case the weather suddenly turns cold.

In addition, it’s worthwhile having a sleeping bag as part of your camping and kayak fishing gear which you can store on or in your kayak. If the weather blows up you may have to consider finding a camping spot for an overnight stay and having a small tent and sleeping bag will give you shelter even if for only an overnight stay.

In addition to bringing a traditional sleeping bag with you, you may also want to think about bringing along a sleeping pad or an air mattress. If you will be camping in a traditional tent, you may find it somewhat uncomfortable. While many campsites have level ground, not all do. If you are concerned with how you will be able to sleep on your next camping adventure, you may want to buy a sleeping pad or an air mattress along with you, just to be on the safe side. With these items being relatively affordable, you really have nothing to lose by doing so.

There is a wide variety of inflatable kayaks available which can also be packed with your camping gear and inflated when you reach your camping spot.

You’ll also need a good reliable fishing reel and Abu Garcia make some of the best. The Abu Garcia Revo Toro range are the ideal fishing reels to add to your kayak fishing gear.

Kayak Fishing Gear Gets Sophisticated

Anglers are  increasingly turning to better kayak fishing gear in their  kayaks to fish hard-to-reach spots.. Basically when people like me started fishing from kayaks all those  years ago, we were using recreational sit-in kayaks using the basics for kayak fishing..a fishing pole and a front spool fishing reel or a hand line.

If you wanted to add something to hold your rods or a fishing tackle box you went to the hardware store and bought what you needed to make it work.…however in recent times fishing gear manufactures such as those making electronic fish finders are designing and building fish finders specifically targeted toward using them as kayak fishing gear.

kayak fishing gearOther things have changed as well with the introduction of more sophisticated fishing gear as kayak fishing became more popular and kayak fishermen started to look for bigger and better kayaks designed specifically for kayak fishing like Ocean Kayaks for example.

Kayaks are generally fairly simple with 3 basic types which are:

However of the 3 listed above, the sit on top kayak is the most popular when used for kayak fishing. While the sink kayaks may offer more protection from the elements, they have limited deck space for carrying fishing and safety gear, whereas the Sit on Top Kayaks generally have enough deck space to mount kayak fishing gear such as electronic fishfinders, rod holders, gaffs, landing nets, communication devices, fishing tackle and food and drink containers.

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Suitable Fishing Poles for Kayak Fishing Gear

While choosing a suitable fishing rod for you angling adventures was once a fairly easy choice,  choosing one for kayak fishing is a little more complicated depending on the type of fishing you’re doing and the types and sizes of fish you’re targeting. Another very important point in selecting the correct fishing pole for kayak fishing is the length. Most fishing kayaks exceed ten feet in length and because the angler is usually sitting roughly in the center, the rod needs to be long enough to ensure that when a hooked fish swims around the front or rear of the kayak, the angler must have enough rod length to ensure that he can play the fish around so that the line doesn’t become fouled on the kayak itself and be able to play the fish on either side or ends of the craft.

Overhead fishing reels for kayak fishing gear:

While any good reel can be used, overhead reels are becoming more popular amongst kayak anglers but they do require some practice to ensure line tangles caused by over runs are avoided.

Abu Garcia have an excellent range of over head reels and while they may be expensive, they are reputed to be among the best in the world but there are more affordable others available which will do the same job but probably won’t last as long. After all, you’ll want to purchase the best quality kayak fishing gear available for your kayak as you can for reliability and strength.





Kayak Fishing Gear Tips

Here are some great Kayak Fishing Gear Tips.

If you’ve ridden the rapids and roved the rivers a few times and are now ready for some serious kayak fishing gear,and want to expand your interest in kayaking and canoeing, sooner or later there’s the distinct possibility that you will find yourself in an ocean or touring kayak or canoe on a broader and deeper patch of water where fishing becomes an attractive option. Kayak fishing is fast becoming a very popular sport and there’s every chance that you’ll be bitten by the kayak fishing gear bug which usually bites in the place where it hurts most… in your pocket. However, there is absolutely no reason why you can’t equip yourself for some great kayak fishing sport with good quality kayak fishing gear designed specifically for small boat applications such as kayaks and canoes

Selecting a Suitable Rod for Kayak Fishing Gear

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Ocean Kayak equipped with Kayak Fishing Gear

While there are thousands of rods designed for use in small boats and can be used as part of your kayak fishing gear and kayak fishing arsenal, a one or 2 piece rod certainly has its advantages over multiple section or break down rods, it’s important to consider where the rod will be stored both in your craft and, or in your kit when traveling to and from your launch point. As an accepted compromise, many kayak fishing enthusiast opt for a telescopic rod which as the name suggests, telescopes into it’s self to be mare than about 12 inches or 300mm in length and be easily stored in a back pack or stowed in a hatch on the deck with other  kayak fishing gear. With today’s technology, rugged materials which are flexible enough to be used in catching good size fish from a kayak and tough enough to take the hard knocks often associated with kayak fishing gear are being used to manufacture some truly great fishing rods for kayak fishing..

Choosing a suitable fishing reel for your Kayak Fishing Gear

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This can be a little tricky particularly if you’re on a limited budget as it’s probably going to be the most expensive part of your kayak fishing gear but it’s worthwhile to keep in mind that it’s also probably the most important part of your kayak fishing gear  as well. While there are hundreds of options as there are no reels to my knowledge specifically designed for small boats or canoes, there are many designed for small rods and light lines. Many reels which can be ideal for fishing from a bank or pier are not suitable as kayak fishing gear because of their fragility and exterior moving parts. Many kayak fishing enthusiasts will argue this point but I’ve found from personal experience that reels known as spinning reels or “egg beaters” with the spool on the front are too susceptible to being easily damaged when being used as specific kayak fishing gear, not only because the bail can be easily bent but also because of the distance they protrude away from the rod making it difficult to place on the deck when two hands are needed for other tasks and lending to the chance of you losing it altogether over the side. Personally I prefer bait caster models as part of my kayak fishing tackle arsenal which although being generally more expensive, are also more robust although a little “land practice” is highly recommended as they can easily “over run” leaving the user with a mess of unwanted tangled line until they are mastered.

Watch a Video of a baitcaster being used as Kayak  Fishing Gear to catch a 30lb Dorado below.

A good way to practice on land with a bait caster before attempting to use one from a boat, is to tie a small pea sinker to the end of the line and while holding the rod at about a forty-five degree angle up from your body, slacken the drag on the reel so that the sinker is just on the verge of falling to the ground just with its own weight with your thumb just touching line on the spool. Have a bucket of water placed about 20-30 feet away and try to cast the sinker into the bucket. It’s important to not have the bucket anymore than around 35-40 feet as the further you want to cast, the harder you need to throw and this will (if you’ll excuse the pun) b you undone as the spool needs to be stopped with you thumb as the exact moment the sinker hits it’s target or the ground in order to avoid over run. It does require practice but after mastering this technique you’ll never want to use any other style of reel for kayak fishing gear again. Competitions are held at all major fishing tournaments throughout the world for accuracy and distance in using bait caster reels and once having reeled in a big bass or pike while kayak fishing with a bait caster will have you hooked on using one as a major part of your kayak fishing gear and arsenal.