Your Actual Cost of Kayak Fishing

Many products have hidden costs that are left unacknowledged until the bottom line, and fishing kayaks are no exception.

Fishing kayaks are often expensive right off the bat, but when you factoring in the cost of all the accessories required you’ll find they actually cost much more.
This is true for all fishing kayaks except for the the W fishing kayak, on which you can save a lot of money (up to $1,350) just on accessories:

* Rudder: W kayaks track better than any other kayak, and require no rudder. You save $220 – $300
* Kayak Seat: W fishing Kayaks are yak-back free, and require no special seat added. You save another $80 – $200
* Kayak Rack: A W kayak is easy to car top and fit any car rack – No need for a special kayak rack. You’ll save between $50 – $500.
* Outriggers: The W500 kayaks series is more stable and safer than other fishing kayaks that are equipped with outriggers, so there’s no need for outfitting it with outriggers, even if the kayak is rigged with with an electric trolling motor. You save an extra $100 – $350.

Rudders are a pain to operate, they slow your kayak down, and get stuck in shallow water and weeds.

Kayak seats are bad for your back, and can turn your kayak fishing trip into an unpleasant experience. They are even likely to get you to quit kayak fishing in the long run, because of back pain and discomfort, like many kayak angers do.

Kayak racks need to be installed on your car rack, and when they’re there you can’t use your car rack to carry other things.

Outriggers are a pain to install, they slow you down, and they limit your fishing kayak’s mobility and maneuverability. In addition, outriggers are yet another heavy and bulky thing to carry.

In sum, rudders, yak racks and outriggers are annoying, and kayak seats are bad for you. When you’re looking for fishing kayaks, you shouldn’t forget the hidden cost of those accessories.

Outriggers are a pain to install, they slow you down, and they limit your fishing kayak’s mobility and maneuverability. In addition, outriggers are yet another heavy and bulky thing to carry.

In sum, rudders, yak racks and outriggers are annoying, and kayak seats are bad for you. When you’re looking for fishing kayaks, you shouldn’t forget the hidden cost of those accessories.