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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.

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Paddling Terms

06.26.2007

Learn the Lingo – A Glossary of Uncommon Paddling Terms first appeared in Beginner’s Guide ’07

Rafting Russia’s Bashkaus River

06.22.2007

Four rafters ruffle the iron curtain in homemade rafts.

Owyhee River

02.13.2007

The Owyhee River takes you on an intoxicating desert run.

Kayak Tow Systems Review

01.19.2007

Knowledge is key in choosing a safe effective rescue system

Waterfalls on Colorado’s San Juan River

10.27.2006

A deluge on the San Juan River lifted a fun float into a new level.

Kayak Fishing at Night

09.14.2006

by Jeff Hermanfirst appeared in Canoe and Kayak, July 2006 There is silence on the water. A silence void of all things man-made. Yet listen closely and you’ll detect a subtle richness of sound: the whisper of a southwest wind rippling the bay’s surface, the gentle rustle of salt grass, the soft lap of waves […]

Sea Kayak Paddle Shaft Diameter

08.29.2006

Although the differences in shaft diameters are small, they can affect your blade control.

Kayak Fishing Tips

06.29.2006

This is probably the first rule in all of paddle sports, but especially important in fishing since you carry so much additional gear from your rods/reels to tackle bags, gps, anchor, livewell, boga grip, etc. – make sure everything is tied to the yak if possible or has a float attached. Rule number two for […]

Sea Kayak Launching and Landing

06.16.2006

This article first appeared in Canoe & Kayak Magazine June 2006
It’s embarrassing, but I fall in the water more often launching or landing, with everyone watching, than when I’m farther from shore. You too? These tips may help minimize your shoreline antics.

Journey to Haida Gwaii

05.25.2006

A three-hour tour sparked a love affair with kayaking that led this couple to the expedition of a lifetime.

Michigan Heritage Water Canoe and Kayak Trail

04.28.2006

Southwestern Michigans water trail is everything a paddle trail is supposed to be a journey rich with history, beauty and wildlife.

Car Racks for Kayaks – Load ‘Em Up

04.25.2006

How are you going to get that kayak or canoe to the water? Tim Farmer lays out the options.

Baja With Kids

04.19.2006

Mixing rich Mexican culture, bathtub-warm water, and a little adventure, Conception Bay is the perfect Baja destination for a family sea kayaking trip.

By Tom Bol

First appeared in Beginner’s Guide to Canoeing and Kayaking, 2006

Across Canada by Canoe

03.21.2006

When my brother Andrew and I told people we were paddling from Minnesota to the Arctic Ocean, the most common response was, “What on earth made you decide to do a trip like this?”

Kayaking Belize

03.17.2006

Beautiful tropical Belize, with its junlge rivers and coral atolls, is guaranteed to make your midwinter blues fade away.

Kayak Fishing Florida’s First Coast

02.14.2006

Kayak Fishing Florida’s First Coast by Mike Kogan Canoe & Kayak Web Exlcusive Jacksonville, home of Florida’s First Coast, has always been known for its outstanding inshore and offshore fishing. With over 68 miles of Atlantic Ocean coastline and 400 miles of river, intra-costal waterways (ICW), creeks, lakes, and ponds, Jacksonville has as diverse a […]

Tube-and-Worm Fishing from a Kayak

01.18.2006

The tube and worm is a lure/bait combination used primarily on the eastern seaboard, where kayak anglers find it’s extraordinarily effective for striped bass. The tube is actually surgical tubing cut in lengths ranging from 12 to 36 inches. Most anglers use tubes in the 12 to 24-inch range. The actual tube is rigged with […]

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