CAMANO: Hooked

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CAMANO: Hooked Description

The Camano features Werner's most popular award winning blade design. Providing the perfect combination for anglers who want enough power to follow schooling fish all day, using the relaxed all around low angle stroke. Matched with ample fit and design features, you can outfit yourself for a lifetime of fishing. Fiberglass blade construction gives you a compromise between swing weight and value and dihedral blade design allows for smooth and stable forward paddling, a core philosophy for Werner. Available in our carbon blend Straight shaft, Standard Diameter in longer lengths for wider boats and raised seats.

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CAMANO: Hooked Reviews

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Great low angle paddle.

Submitted by: komodoenzo on 7/24/2020
Great low angle paddle.

I have my original that is…

Submitted by: kayak54 on 5/17/2020
I have my original that is almost 20 years old. I just bought the new 240-260 adjustable length model in the Camaro Hooked series. The blade on these is slightly larger than the Skagit and approximately 8 oz. lighter. If you are on the water for several hours, it will leave you less tired. These are the best balance of power, weight and durability I have used. No flutter at all, even with a strong stroke in a heavy kayak. We have several different brands. My wife now uses my original. If there is a better paddle out there for the price I have not found it.

I am still using my original…

Submitted by: ljlcan on 7/22/2019

I am still using my original Werner carbon paddle (now 20 years old), and for my money Werner paddles are among the best on the market. We now have four of these carbon beauties (I love the Werner CAMANO) and wouldn't dream of going kayaking without them. You might think there's little difference between a 37-ounce paddle and one that weighs 25 ounces. But in the long run (say at about 1800 stroke an hour) the difference is evident. Good as gold.


5 stars!I am a low angle…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 6/6/2019

5 stars! I am a low angle paddler, and love to freshwater fish. This super lightweight paddle is a perfect fit for my sit in 12”6’ kayak. The paddle is light enough to use with one hand while I adjust the boat’s angle for better casting. I purposely went long, 150 cm so I do not hit the side of the kayak and it allows very low angle paddling. The blades are tough, few scratches from my rock shoreline, and strong enough to push off with. Love how easy it is to use with one hand, so balanced; simply perfect for my fishing adventures.


At 5'0" tall, I have a 220.…

Submitted by: PaddlingCamper on 8/31/2016
At 5'0" tall, I have a 220. The blades are red, the carbon shaft is grey-black.

The Pros:
-It's very light. While there are lighter paddles on the market, the difference vs. the price isn't substantial enough to warrant the cost for me.
-The shaft is comfortable and non-slip.
-The blades allow excellent water displacement and are durable. The translucence also allows for extra help in signaling should rescue be necessary.
-Feathering on-the-go. The paddle feather can be adjusted on-the-go by pushing a button, sliding the paddle apart, rotating it to the desired angle, and pushing it back together. This is great for changing currents and wind and wave conditions.

The Cons:
-The only con I've found is that pulling the paddle apart to adjust the feather can be challenging if it's wet. The water can create a bit of a vacuum that requires more pulling that I'd generally like to have to do on rough water in a kayak.

The paddle has worked really well so far, and I'd definitely recommend it.


Love the ultra light carbon shaft and slight ovoid grip area...

Submitted by: HammockPaddler on 8/31/2016

Werner Camano Hooked Trophy in 230cm
Love the ultra light carbon shaft and slight ovoid grip area. Your hand finds it naturally and it prevents twisting. The fiberglass blade is rigid but does flex slightly. The Werner Kaliste would fix that, but at almost twice the cost. That said, this paddle gives a great amount of power for it's lightness.

This paddle is also damn pretty. The scales pattern is a big selling point though it does come in eye catching yellow, orange, red, blue, blue waves, etc so you can definitely find one that suits your particular aesthetic. In short, paddling all day with one of these is a breeze


Just got my Red Cam with bent…

Submitted by: paddler235478 on 3/25/2014
Just got my Red Cam with bent shaft... This paddle is very light to the touch and top notch quality. Red fiberglass blades are beautiful .. Will follow up with use report.
This is my first Yak Paddle...

I'm on my 2nd Camano. I think…

Submitted by: EdZep on 8/3/2013
I'm on my 2nd Camano. I think it's one of the better values in paddles, and often recommend them to paddlers that want to upgrade from their $65 rec paddles. I first had an older Camano with white blades, blue shaft, and 2-position snap-button ferrule. After 6 or 7 years of regular seasonal use, it still looked very good, but, I sold it when I got a sportier Epic paddle. The Camanos currently list for $265, but, I needed a backup paddle, and picked up a Camano during an REI sale, which, with other incentives, brought my effective price down below $180.

I'm impressed with the new design of the Camano. It's lighter than my old one, and, it has a very nice ferrule, which even includes a feather indicator. I really like Werner shafts, which allow decent grip, yet rotate easily in your off-hand. I got mine with single-color translucent fiberglass blades. I see they are now available in a 2-tone swirl or wave, but, I have not yet seen one of them.


I really like my Camano…

Submitted by: informed on 8/1/2013
I really like my Camano paddle. It is light weight and very comfortable in the hand. I appreciate the smaller shaft size option as I have had hand surgery and even though I have fairly large hands, it is easier to grip. A lot of paddles have too large a shaft and it causes you to grip harder than softer. I haven't used the adjustable offset yet, but it works well as it is. The fiberglass is tough, and even after jamming the blade into rocks it isn't even scratched.
I highly recommend this paddle.

Ok, so perhaps I might…

Submitted by: dickvipp on 7/26/2013
Ok, so perhaps I might possibly have a tendency to overdo at times, but when you have had a good experience with a product, you go with it. Having used Werner Camano paddles for some years to paddle touring kayak, I was immediately leaning toward picking up the newer design Camano when I purchased a SOT fishing kayak and had to go for a longer paddle.

Although I investigated other, fishing-specific paddles, I kept going back to the Camano due to the fact that my fishing plans involved some fairly long paddling. So, I went with the 240 cm straight Camano. I was amazed in the improvements in the paddle over the ones that I had previously used. For light weight, great comfort, and efficient paddling due to almost infinite offset adjustment capability, I don't think I could have made a better choice!


Best paddle for your money…

Submitted by: paddler234735 on 8/27/2012
Best paddle for your money that's available right now. Only giving it a 9 because of the stupid paper sticker that came on mine. Really? Paper sticker over fiberglass?

I have only tried three or…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 7/6/2011
I have only tried three or four paddles but this is MILES above the rest! I don't know if I could live without my Camano paddle. The best part is, after I fell in love with it, I never thought I'd be able to afford one but I found a package deal kayak on Craigslist that was too good to pass up! It is light, feels smooth in the water, and is beginner friendly.

I have a fiberglass Werner…

Submitted by: johneliot on 9/15/2010
I have a fiberglass Werner Camano that I got used when I bought my Pungo. I wanted a new paddle and decided on the Werner Camano that is a carbon blend. It is 20 cm longer but is about 2.5 oz. lighter. You can feel the difference! I love this paddle. I found it on sale for under $200. Great price. Well worth the money.

All I can say is awesome. I…

Submitted by: paddler232600 on 5/30/2008
All I can say is awesome. I use to paddle with the Manta ray and the bent shaft from Aqua bound. I bought a paddle from Terry Bolland here in Perth Australia. the Werner. best paddle I have ever used. Highly recommended

Wow! What an awesome paddle…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 5/12/2008
Wow! What an awesome paddle the Camano is. I upgraded to the Camano after several years of paddling with the Aqua Bound Seaquel (also an exceptionally well made entry-level paddle). What a difference a performance paddle makes. Friends are shocked when they try it and many have expressed their desire to turn their existing paddles into back-ups and invest in Werner paddles. I've been paddling with it for about 5 or 6 years and if it ever goes, I'll immediately replace it with another. I have a feeling, though, it has many, many, more years left in it.

I bought a Camano on sale at…

Submitted by: paddler232546 on 5/1/2008
I bought a Camano on sale at REI last fall, what a difference the light swing weight and blade design makes, very smooth. I especially like the blade feel in choppy water on longer trips, much easier on my back than my full size Lendal paddle

My only concern is that if I touch the button on the take apart joint while doing an extended brace or roll, unexpectedly the paddle comes apart. Some duct tape around the middle of the paddle solves this, but am I the only one with this problem?


I THRASH my gear... I use my Camano at work as a guide…

Submitted by: Big_Dave on 12/20/2007
I THRASH my gear...
I use my Camano at work as a guide in the Marlborough Sounds, NZ, and it's still going strong after 5 years of paddling at least 175 days a year, towing loaded doubles in chop and strong winds, being loaded in the trailer and rattling round with the rental paddles, and getting stood on by moron customers.

The ferrule wore out, so I glued it together at 35deg, then the ferrule pulled out the carbon weave from the inside of the shaft so I mixed up some epoxy and glued that back in, that was a year ago and the only problem I've had.

I have the crank shaft, which I believe helped clear up some tendinitis in my wrist and definitely helps out my stroke.

I'm extremely happy with this stick, and when I inevitably lose or break it I will buy another one despite the huge price tag.


Had a Werner San Juan in the…

Submitted by: paddler232374 on 11/7/2007
Had a Werner San Juan in the '80s that I sold with a Chinook in '92. Kicked myself for years for that one. Got back into K1 in about '98. The Dagger store didn't carry Werner so I had to drive across town to get a Camano. Paid retail. Never flinched about the price. Absolutely the best value of my 6 paddles. You can shave a couple ounces off for a couple hundred dollars but I don't believe it's necessary.

Only problem I seem to have is whenever I take someone paddling they always want to try the Camano. If I have them switch to try something else they soon ask to switch back. My wife recently started paddling with me and I fear I've lost the Camano for good. Paddle on!!


I have used my Camano for…

Submitted by: Bill68 on 8/22/2007
I have used my Camano for about 4 years or so and am totally thrilled with it. I don't just splash along with it , I really use it... as a tarp pole, as a push of the rocks pry bar, as a stab in the mud/sand anchor, and as my lever for shore entry ( I am 225 lbs ). I have fished car tires from the river to flop onto shore, etc. and still not one single chip or noticeable scratch. and the ferule is still tight and wiggle free.

The Mitchell carbon and wood paddle is pure beauty and I want one, but I just can't seem to wear out my Camano. Werner makes one superb paddle. Werner must have no repeat customers because the paddles they sell are forever.


This paddle gets a ten...of…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 8/20/2007
This paddle gets a ten...of all the paddles I own or have used, this one is the best, hands down. It's light and the adjustable feather (which i had doubts about at first) has proved well designed and trouble free. The blades are super thin and light but very stiff and tough...and pretty! It's expensive, for me, but worth every penny.

This was the first paddle I…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 2/21/2005
This was the first paddle I owned. Bought it used about 4 years ago. The shaft was a little uncomfortable, there was a little flutter, and the weight could have been a little less. But this paddle was very sturdy and for that reason I loved it. I had the paddle stolen and replaced it with a Whetstone T1 which is better in many ways. But I do miss that Camano, especially on the shallow/gravel bottomed Delaware I paddle in. I'll probably buy another one this summer.

I've been paddling a Werner…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 8/22/2003
I've been paddling a Werner Camano for two years now and am quite pleased. It still looks brand new after some abuse. I'm experiencing no flutter, the light weight is fantastic. My back-up paddle is a Werner Mid-Tour which is equally well made and sturdy. Excellent products.

Long-term evaluation of the…

Submitted by: paddler229921 on 11/26/2002
Long-term evaluation of the Werner Camano bent-shaft: After 54 days and 1900 plus/minus miles, we paddled around the entire shoreline of Lake Powell, starting and ending at Bullfrog Marina, staying within 10-15 feet of the wall on the right side of the yak. A long-term paddle trip like that reveals the true nature of equipment, lot's of stuff didn't work or hold up the test of time and usage. After all that, the Werner Camano carbon fiber bent shaft was a real joy, light and strong, and took all the abuse of many groundings, rock collisions, was stepped on in the dark and finally, was used to dig in deadmen for the tent during 50 plus MPH winds. THIS PADDLE IS THE BEST AROUND!

I have the fiberglass Werner…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 7/29/2002
I have the fiberglass Werner Camano 220 and it's been a great paddle, strong, nice flex. It's been abused a bit and it's still a trooper. I am thinking about getting a 230 Cadence bent shaft though as the primary paddle and use the Werner as a backup.

I recently purchased a 2 yr.…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 7/27/2001
I recently purchased a 2 yr. old Werner Camano 230cm in FG, it looks like it just came off the shelf. I use both high and low angle, and find this paddle great for both. I also just purchased a 240cm and alternate the use of both. I paddle a CD Caribou and Extreme and find the 2 paddles are suited for speed and control. The only fault I found was in the shaft, it irritated and burned my hands after a long days paddle. The shaft is not smooth. It seems to have a roughness to it which is irritating. Well I found a cure. I brushed on 2 thin coats of Minwax exterior urethane on the section of the shaft where my hands have the most contact. That ended my irritation and burning problem. If anyone else is having the same problem try the cure, you'll like it. Otherwise I love the performance. It's in the same class as my CD Feather and Madusa which are both carbon/carbon and my Bending Branches Evening Breeze which is FG It comes down to what ever works for you.

Werner Camano Carbon Fiber-…

Submitted by: dickvipp on 7/18/2001
Werner Camano Carbon Fiber- Great paddle! Don't miss out on paddling pleasure by using a lesser product. Once you can fully comprehend that such a light paddle is such a durable and precise instrument, you just smile and dig in!

So far the Camano has been…

Submitted by: paddler228303 on 9/27/1999
So far the Camano has been the best paddle so far. It's pretty light, solid ferrule, tough as a tank, and fits my hands perfectly. Haven't tried the bent shafts yet, and I will someday...but for now I'll stick with my Camanos.

Picked up a used Werner…

Submitted by: paddler228116 on 8/16/1999
Picked up a used Werner Camano in graphite, this is the old "heavy" 31 oz. paddle. It is great!! I am sure the "new" style at 26 oz. is better for the long distance. Werner is the best composite paddle for kayak or canoe.