Absolutely awesome addition for kayak fishing!
Fishing just got that much easier! The Backwater Assault Hand Paddle is perfect if you need to adjust the position of your boat or move just a few feet without releasing your rod. This is ideal for windy conditions so you can keep your vessel in the right direction. Designed with the angler in mind, the Assault Hand Paddle is an accessory you won’t want to leave the dock without.
Product Dimensions: 22 x 6 x 0.2 inches ; 12 ounces
Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Item model number: SG_B00JCT9C0O_US
Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 28 customer reviews
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #52,374 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)#53 in Kayak Paddle Accessories
Have only had the paddle for a short while but am impressed with its quality, for which I gave it five stars. If that proves too high I will update my review. I fish by kayak in the South Texas bay areas which are prone to frequently sharing water with alligators. I already have a backup extendable paddle so in addition to its advertised functions – which it serves well – it possesses the heft and handling ability to provide confidence it could possibly serve to discourage an unwanted boarding attempt by swamp critters.
Fits like a charm in the hand and swings like a clobber bat. I’ve already experienced the need for the hook on the front with tree limbs and the odd ball (need to snag that line and just…, and the jagged edge to fend off any animals trying to test you on or off the water. How about that brush that grows over your trail? Well yes, this has chopped a few shinny braches no sweat because it has “swing weight” which means you can inflict serious injuiries to yourself or others if misused.
It is so much nicer than having to use my full length paddle to adjust or stay in place while fishing during windy conditions. It’s also nice to shove off with because it is made super durable and I’m not afraid of it breaking.
Probably just repeating what others have said but this little paddle is such a brilliant idea. Being anchored up doesn’t always keep you facing the same direction and with a fishing pole in my hands it was a tad difficult to grab the kayak paddles for a small adjustment. With this thing after I anchor, I store my paddle and am able to use it to get back to facing the direction I want.
On top of that the hook on the end of the paddle is a great idea to help reach the line from your pole.