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WOW. The Slayer 14.5 is a dream of a yak, worth every penny. I actually went to the outfitter with the intention of upgrading my canoe, but one look at the Slayer and I was hooked. I drove away with the 12' model on my Jeep, but after thinking about it all night I returned the next morning for the 14.5 footer. It's only a few pounds heavier but provides so much added stability, and it flies through the water.

Living in the Keys, I spend most of my time on the water sightfishing the flats, and the fact that I can easily stand up while fishing makes this my perfect yak. When I do decide to sit, the seat is very comfy and provides multiple height locations depending on conditions. The 8 large scupper holes drain so quickly that there's very little concern for getting swamped, even if I take a wave over the bow.

Native Watercraft has created the perfect fishing kayak, and I own it!

I recently purchased the Werner Tybee hooked paddle, and have been cursing ever since - for having waited so long before making the switch! I was happy enough with my previous paddle (Bending Branches Bounce), but after a friend recommended the Tybee I decided to take a chance. Money well spent! With that said, it costs less than many of Werner's paddles so I didn't really break the bank either.

I have a wide SOT kayak which means I need a long paddle, so I got the longest one available (250 cm). Still plenty light for a long day on the water, and what a difference the hooked blade makes. Adjustable ferrule system makes it easy to separate and adjust for different angles, and locks securely in place. Highly recommended