Upgrading not sure what one

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brodie tas
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Upgrading not sure what one

#1 Post by brodie tas » Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:06 am

Hi going to upgrade my glide explore and have narrowed it down to these two what wine would be your pick?

Glide decoy

https://www.bcf.com.au/p/glide-decoy-fi ... t=1&page=1


https://www.bcf.com.au/p/pryml-fishing- ... t=1&page=1

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Re: Upgrading not sure what one

#2 Post by Dodge » Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:38 am

Of the choices you posted .... reckon the Glide because it is slightly longer and a bit narrower and probably easier to paddle for those reasons.

But consider second had yaks, you might find better yaks for same money.
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Re: Upgrading not sure what one

#3 Post by Steve R » Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:50 am

The one the seemed to suit my needs better during a test paddle.
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Re: Upgrading not sure what one

#4 Post by Salty Dog » Thu May 16, 2019 6:42 am

Hey Brodie, sorry for the late reply - only get on the forum once in a while.

If you haven't bought yet, maybe consider what sort of fishing you intend on doing the most so that you are more likely to buy something that you will more happy with for longer.

If you want to travel longer distances, (especially at sea) or want a speed machine, you'll want a kayak with some length.

If you want to spend your time in little creeks in tight spaces you might want something shorter that can turn on a dime.

How big you are could be a factor as well. You need to be comfortable lifting your kayak on/off your car if that is how you are transporting it.

It's already been said but 2nd hand is worth looking at. You might get something more appropriate for your needs for cheaper if you are lucky.

Good luck with it.
Regards, Adam.

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