Considered a game-changer in hands-free kayak fishing, the Slayer Propel 13 is unmatched in its ability to maintain casting distance, pull away from structure or stop on a dime when trolling to relieve rod pressure. You’ll also enjoy rock- solid stability when sight casting– even for the XXL angler. Designed to easily customize/personalize, the Slayer Propel fishing kayak offers bow to stern rails that easily mount Scotty, Ram and Railblaza gear. Go as big as you want or keep it to a minimum; it’s your choice. The Slayer Propel 13’s open storage compartment combines space and easy-access. The boat offers unsurpassed versatility: take it out on your local lake and fish for bass one day, then leave the drive system at home and paddle it for a day of trout fishing on your local rocky river.
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This is my first pedal kayak. After paddling for many years I can see the upside. On the water it has good speed for a fishing kayak, but also the ability to stand and sight cast it great. The open deck makes tackle management really easy and great for any fly fishermen. The only reason I gave it four stars is because of the weight. It is a downside of most all pedal kayaks. At almost 90lbs and 120 with the drive and seat it can be hard to load on a roof rack. But when you get it on the water it will be worth it.
I bought the Slayer 13 propel drive to fish local lakes. I was impressed on the quality build and mechanics that Native has produced. The Slayer 13 is very stable and comfortable for my larger 6', 240# frame and it is easy to pedal with 2 knee replacements. The accessories that can be bought for this fishing kayak are endless and the fit of the track components make it easy to install anything a fisherman desires.
The Slayer Propel 13 has been my primary fishing kayak for nearly 4 years now. I have used this boat in shallow marshes, large bays, lakes, reservoirs, rivers, and even offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. It is a very versatile kayak to say the least. My propel drive has taken a beating and has never left me stranded on the water. I’ve always carried an extra propellor and never had to use it. The hands free, instant reverse of the propel drive is a huge advantage compared to some other competitors. I’m 6’3” and 240 lbs and have no issues standing up or loading the boat down with gear. This is a great product and Native seems to have top notch customer service.
Great yak, handles well on the water. The driver is dependable and works well. Stable and easy to stand up in. The layout it is nice, the rail system really make it easy to customize the boat without drilling holes every where.
This is my 4th Native kayak owned since they first came out. Big plus is the prop providing a reverse and the steering setup. My fishing score doubled from first outing. There have been lot of memorable times, 48" red on 10lb line, and pedaling after her prevented being spooled. Easy 5 stars, but early drives, mine, have tendency to crack and after 2yr co taking no helpful steps. Mine cracking and eventually to break. Always babied as aware of this early design flaw. Ans given is buy new drive with corrected design for $1k. If better co support would be easy 5 stars.
There are disadvantages when compared to the Hobie. It is much heavier and much more difficult to car top. Without a lift assist, this can be a challenge. Also, it would be nice to have internal storage like the Hobie Pro Angler, rather than have to pay more for external tackle storage.
Overall, the boat performs well, has comfortable high low seating and peddles easily. If you feel the need to cover a lot of distance quickly then this is the perfect yak. My only problem was with my own short stature, it was a little difficult to get the peddles adjusted comfortably, I was either peddling tippy toed, or knocking my knees into my teeth. The seat is easy to adjust though so it didn't take long for me to find a happy medium. It's a well thought out boat and performs good
I wish there was a easier way to reach things in the bow and stern, I'm used to a 17' canoe. The Slayer works better in wind, but offers a wet ride in chop. Feels good in the summer heat. I may upgrade the rudder to a larger aftermarket unit. The stock rudder is a bit sluggish. Yet the boat will go in wind that keeps the canoe on the shore. The hand control is great for me. I've had it out in three lakes with family and friends without any issues. It will keep two 13 year olds happy and a Doberman. The solid construction is appreciated with no flex of the hull on the water.
Overall a great fishing machine. 9 due to it's not perfect.