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How to Rig a Fishing Kayak?

By on November 10, 2015 in kayaks with 0 Comments

Rigging a fishing kayak differs from the owners’ perspective. Each one always has their own idea and concept of a Fishing kayak in mind. There are broad and diverse types of kayaks that can match your style; can suffice you with comfort and can suite your uniqueness when it comes to fishing. However, in spite of this diversity, the main ingredients in doing fishing kayaks are unified which are the traditionally used milk crates and bungee cords. However, nowadays due to technological advancement, there are already some stuff invented to make rigging even more fishing friendly and comfortable.

Like all other procedures, you have to gather necessary equipments to make your work efficient and for you not to get exhausted from going to and fro just to get something you forgot to prepare. The necessary things that you should prepare before starting are the following:

  • Foot rope
  • Carry handle
  • Snap hook
  • Wire or hooks
  • milk crate will do
  • Bungee ropes
  • PVC pipe
  • Dry storage box

When we talk about rigging a fishing kayak, it usually involves 4 easy steps as follows:

Step 1 – Creating the face of you kayak. It is important to put on a rig on the front area of your kayak. With this, you have to consider the width and length of your kayak’s front area. Grab a foot rope and start to measure from point A to point B in a crisscross manner making sure that both ends and sides are equal. This will help us know the length of the foot rope that we will need for the rig. After which, if you wanted to create a holder or something for you to tie on your kayak on shore, you can opt to add a snap hook and attach the carry handle on it.  This will surely create a good hold for your kayak.

Step 2 – Paddle or rod holder. This idea can be more appreciated when you are using a sit in kayak or it is popularly known as the “SINK”. In this step, you are to learn how to do your own holder by just using a hook or wire. You have to measure the right length of your wire to the circumference of your rod to make sure that it really do holds the rod. Make sure to use the durable and thick kind of wire to stiffly hold the paddle. To make it even more strong and durable, you can bend it and twist it to have it in duos.

Step 3 – The crate is a very important aspect in a kayak. You can use milk crate for this, just make sure to have it well established, durable and can hold enough things. This is now the time for you to use the PVC pipe and bungee ropes. Just make sure to also create a rig in this portion to assure durability and it can really hold the milk crate.

Step 4 – The best option for your seat. Since you are the engine, you have to be seated comfortably. Also, better choose a seat that has no cushion to maintain the balance.

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