Sawyer Paddles has been based in Talent, Oregon for 33+ years. They were fortunate, but their local community needs our help after the devastating wildfires.

Should you tie everything into your canoe when you run rapids? Or should gear be allowed to float free in a capsize?

Paddling alone means dealing with surprises alone. This Point of View account shows the importance of paddling with a partner.

Message Board of the Week

A nice view of what a flooded tandem Rec kayak looks like. Both paddlers were wearing PFDs. Fortunate to have the tour boat come by.


Trip Spotlight

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Day trip from Glenfield put-in to Beaches Landing take-out. Just over 11.5 miles took 3 hours in a steady moderate to slow current.

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Featured Articles

by Paul Barnard
Paddlers often wonder what equipment they are required to have. From life jackets to flares to radios, let's discuss what is both required and recommended.

This Point Of View account of the decisions made prior to an outing visibly shows the importance of why you should never paddle while impaired.

Are you familiar with the 3 basic paddling strokes? Watch the video and take the quiz to find out!

Photo of the Week

Jonathan Sharlin - Providence,RI

Each week a winning photo will be selected from the many pictures that have been submitted by paddlers around the world!

Featured Articles

by Wayne Horodowich
Before you go out on your next paddle think about what seaworthy means as it applies to your kayak and yourself.

If Found stickers, Canoe Crossing signs, and PADDLE decals.

This Point Of View account of the decisions made prior to an outing visibly shows the importance of always dressing for immersion.



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Fishing Articles

With 20 to 30 to 40 different versions of rod holders out there, making that decision can be difficult. Here's a walkthrough of a few types of rod holders.

Some spring kayak fishing on Lake Superior (Wisconsin) leads to a giddy catch of a king salmon.

by Jerry White
I love this sport (fishing from a self-powered craft), I love the process (the prep and the recon), and I love writing about it all. But, we all can use a coach - me included.

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Featured Articles

This Point Of View account of the decisions made prior to an outing visibly shows the importance of checking the weather forecast every time you paddle.

How many of you have ever heard that paddle craft (vessels under oars according to the Navigation Rules) always have the right of way? Is that really true?

Fill out these 4 questions to instantly check what you should wear before going paddling!

Recent Articles

Sawyer Paddles and Oars, a household name to the paddlesports community, has been based in Talent,…

Paddlers often wonder what equipment they are required to have on board. I think it is useful to first…

Hi! Steve here at ACK. I wanted to talk to you for a minute about the different styles of rod holders…

Some spring kayak fishing on Lake Superior (Wisconsin) leads to a giddy catch of a king salmon.