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    Default Freedom hawk kayaks

    Anyone on here have experience floating E TN rivers with the freedom hawk kayaks? looks to be great for flat water fishing but wonder how they are on moving water with shoals and rocky ledges.
    http://www.freedomhawkkayaks.com/products.php

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    I don't have any experience with Freedom Hawk kayaks but they look like a great idea. If the 14' boat came with the in-line feature that the 12' boats have I might buy one. I have been thinking about buying a kayak but from what I have read they are hard to fish from on a river while the generators are on. I would think that this boat would be better in that regard. I wish there was a dealer near here where you could demo or rent one. If you get one I would like to hear what you think about it.

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    The closest dealer that would probably have them in stock is river supply in bluff city. I was planning on driving up this weekend to check them out and maybe check out the sulph. hatch on the Soho, but had to change plans again.
    I'm also waiting on the new river fishing kayak from Jackson kayak to come out. Supposed to be the best designed kayak for rivers on the market.

    Don't think I would take any kayak or canoe out on the river during heavy generation to try and fish from. A fast ride down the river for the scenery maybe. A drift boat or jon with a jet drive, would be much safer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troutman View Post
    I'm also waiting on the new river fishing kayak from Jackson kayak to come out. Supposed to be the best designed kayak for rivers on the market.
    They just had the first press release at the Outdoor Retailer show, named it the Coosa Elite:
    http://ors.goexposoftware.com/2010/F...skit.final.pdf

    Blake

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    Thanks for the info Blake. I saw Drew's video on his laptop for the prototype when he was here for the Sevierville tourny. Glad someone is actually designing something for river anglers. I sold my aire lynx and very antcy waiting on the Jackson to be released. Gettting tired of lifting my 16ft Mohawk canoe on top of my truck!

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    Has anyone tried the Hobie Mirage ProAngler? It looks like it might be a great kayak to fish from. Has a pointy bow which should make track through the water fairly straight, has a broad beam for stability with plenty of storage built in, rod holders, and some other nice features.

    Don't care for their funky propulsion system, would rather have a good trolling motor. Here is the link:

    http://www.hobiecat.com/fishing/models_proangler.html

    I'd like some opinions on this if you would care to chime in.

    Thanks

    Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troutman View Post
    I saw Drew's video on his laptop for the prototype when he was here for the Sevierville tourny.
    Wish I would have known you were there, as I would have sat down and chatted with you.

    I ended up making two critical mistakes that hurt my final score. Also didn't help I checked in a couple minutes late. I pushed the limits but I was on a new to me float so it took a bit longer than I expected. The perils of tournament fishing, should of, could of, would of,

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