Initial Review of Rigged Fishing Kayak With DIY Wheel, Gary Thorberg, Minnesota

Wow! That's awesome! I was able to jump in and do it all within minutes! I was very impressed with how well it tracked, and how easy it is to paddle. Haven't tried a canoe paddle yet. My stand-up balance needs a little more work, but I was able to make a few casts with my fly rod no problem. A few more outings, and I will give it a try with a passenger. Can't wait to do it again!

Wow! That’s awesome! I was able to jump in and do it all within minutes!
I was very impressed with how well it tracked, and how easy it is to paddle. Haven’t tried a canoe paddle yet. My stand-up balance needs a little more work, but I was able to make a few casts with my fly rod no problem.
A few more outings, and I will give it a try with a passenger.
Can’t wait to do it again!

Gary

See pictures of Gary fly fishing standing in his W500 kayak »

Beached stand up fly fishing kayak, MN

fly fishing kayak on pickup truck, MN

electronics box for fly fishing kayak, MN

electronics box for fly fishing kayak, MN

Gary’s Suspended Storage System For His W Fly Fishing Kayak:

Garage Suspended Storage System for fly fishing kayak, MN

Garage Suspended Storage System for fly fishing kayak, MN

Garage Suspended Storage System for fly fishing kayak, MN

Gary’s Quick-Assembly, Portable Wheel For His Fishing Kayak:

Wheel for fishing kayak, MN

Wheel for fishing kayak, MN

Wheel for fishing kayak, MN

Wheel for fishing kayak, MN

Wheel for fishing kayak, MN


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5 Comments

  1. CJ

    I guess W yakkers are mechanical geniuses 🙂 The suspended storage system is cool, but the wheel is simply brilliant! 😀
    Great job!
    CJ

  2. Pete

    I like the folding wheel device. Nothing beats simplicity.

  3. Pete

    One more comment – It looks like you’re securing your W500 to the truck bed with bungee cords hooked to the tie-downs on the deck. I wouldn’t do that if I were you, because those tie downs aren’t heavy duty enough… I think it’s best to use rope, bungees or straps across the hulls, and not rely on anchors as frail as those plastic tie downs.
    My two cents… 😉
    Pete

  4. Gary

    Thanks for the safety concern Pete. The bungees were a prop. The rubber mat in the truck bed prevent the yak from moving at all.

    Gary

  5. Rox

    Outstanding……………….. 🙂
    You’ve taken the W from rigging, moving, and to storing it.

    Great job and great pictures.

    Tight lines and Paddle safe all.
    Rox

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