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Virtual Coach: Peeling Out of an Eddy with Paul Kuthe

Peeling out is a river skill that all whitewater boaters practice every day they spend on moving water. From leaving the put-in eddy to navigating down the river, being able to enter and exit eddies gracefully is essential. Even advanced paddlers take pleasure in a smooth peel out into fast-moving current and feeling the rush of acceleration to the river’s speed.

All Start Paddling

Kayak Fishing at Estes Flats

12.22.2005

On a recent kayak fishing trip to Aransas Pass (A.P.), Texas, I was preparing for the Extreme Edge Kayak Fishing Tournament (EEF). This is a national event and A.P. was the last leg of the Texas Series. So it was very important to do well in this event. That is why prefishing different areas is […]

Getting Started in a Kayak

12.02.2005

Sea kayaking can be as gear-intensive as any other sport, but every kayaker eventually acquires similar, basic gear, and you only need a few things to get you started.

Buying a Kayak Basics

12.02.2005

You want to buy a kayak, but you don’t know where to begin. Don’t worry – we’ll help you sort it out. From our annual Buyer’s Guide, here are the basics of buying a kayak.

Basics of Buying a Kayak Paddle

12.02.2005

Whitewater or touring? Feathered or unfeathered? What kind of kayak paddle you choose depends on what kind of paddling you want to do.

Boating Basics: How to Buy a Canoe

12.01.2005

Sleek competition cruising canoes. Tough, agile canoes for whitewater paddling. Extra-wide, ultra-stable sportsman canoes. Which is right for you?

Basics of Buying a Canoe Paddle

12.01.2005

The best canoe paddle for you depends on what kind of paddling you want to do. Bent-shaft, straight-shaft, wood, fiberglass, or aluminum, Canoe and Kayak magazine will help you sort out the options

Inflatable Canoes, Kayaks and Rafts

12.01.2005

They’re not just pool toys anymore. Inflatable kayak, canoes, and rafts take some of the fear factor out of whitewater for paddling newbies.

What Rafters Do in the Winter

11.22.2005

What Rafters Do in the Winter – dream & plan.

Lobster Fishing by Kayak

11.03.2005

A ghostly apparition slowly emerged from the wisps of fog shrouding the darkness. As it approached, the indistinct figure gradually assumed the shape of a spectral kayaker. The night’s silence was pierced by the roar of storm surf crashing somewhere in the unseen distance. Was this some malevolent spirit? No, the hearty laugh and friendly […]

Canoe Paddling – Focus on the Basics

10.14.2005

How to keep bugs out of your forward paddling stroke….now how to get them out of your bed is another story.

Great Canoe Escapes – Rio Grande

10.14.2005

The Chihuanhuan desert in the Lone Star States Big Bend area offers superb paddling…and a little danger to spice it up.

Plan Your Own Kayak Fishing Trip to Yellowstone

09.27.2005

Kayak into Yellowstone Lake and fish for brown trout.

Fishing for Yellowstone Brown Trout

09.26.2005

The best time to fish for trophy brown trout at Yellowstone Park is after an October cold snap.

Canoe & Kayak Destination – Oregon’s John Day River

09.19.2005

Oregon’s high-desert John Day River lives up to its wild and scenic status.

Dry It-You’ll Like It

07.22.2005

Learn how to make delicious do-it-yourself meals that taste so much better than the commercial bags of freeze dried blandness.

Sea Kayaking by Mother Ship – Baranof Island, Alaska

06.24.2005

Cold rainy Alaska is the perfect place to trade in your soggy tent for a comfy berth with hot showers.

Kayak Workshop: PFD Outfitting

12.05.2003

We all want to fine-tune our gear to meet our needs, but is tinkering with a PFD a good idea?

Buyer's Guide

Buyer's Guide