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I really thought my career was over before I got a W kayak, by Robbie Cairl

The W is as comfortable as any seat in my house. My back feels so good while I am kayaking now, I really thought my career was over before I got a W. I absolutely love it. I mean that so sincerely, but to say I have been out a dozen times usually for over 3 hours and a couple of times for 7 hours says it better. Yesterday was a drift on the Deerfield River with a couple of friends and just to be a wiseacre I stood up through several sets of class 1 rapids with no instability. In fact being higher up I could scout the rapids better. Not that I recommend such foolishness.
I have been meaning to check in but I wanted a snap shot worthy of my appreciation, it’s just that we are all more interested in fishing and paddling than photographing. I must recruit a friend to take a couple of shots next time I go out.
Getting the yak on and off the car gets easier every time and lashing the hulls to the roof rack instead of going all the way over the yak is easy and stable. I went up to Vermont on 91 twice, cruising at 65 with no movement or annoying strap hum.
I love changing positions, standing while paddling and especially fishing from a standing position, again increasing visibility. I understand why you asked that I use it for half an hour before showing it off to friends. A very steep learning curve, I was so comfortable in half an hour and now after what I estimate to be over 50 hours I am a hopeless show off.
I love the looks I get while driving or on the water. Everyone has to ask about it. The park ranger at Wilgus State Park in VT is an avid kayak fisherman and proudly showed me his very expensive kayak/canoe hybrid. He looked mine over and was very curious. As luck would have it we met on the water later that day and he got to see the W in action. The next day he excitedly told me he looked on line and how impressed he was and how ergonomically well designed and on and on. I was very kind and feigned interest. But on the inside I was like, I know friend I know. I bought one!
Oh, problems? I had to transport 90% of the camping equipment when a friend and I went camping on Grout Pond in Vermont last weekend. We only were a half mile from the launch but made it in one trip. With 2 conventional yaks it would have been several trips at best. That would have been a great photo, sorry, all the coolers and tents piled up and you couldn’t even see all the supplies in the hull. But seriously, I am only more excited and pleased than my wildest dreams every time I go out.
Thank you Yoav, I sure hope I am responsible for many orders to come.

Robbie Cairl
Massachusetts


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4 lbs large mouth bass with lots of salad

By Robbie Cairl

Here is an interesting photo from this summer. My friend was panicking because I said I am releasing the fish if he takes a picture or not. He somehow had it in panoramic mode which caused the odd double exposure. A nice 4 lb large mouth with a huge side of salad as you can see!

I got a small, 30 lb thrust electric trolling motor and crudely attached it to my W500. I only used it twice and now wish I had gotten a slightly more powerful motor. It really didn’t do the job against a steady Connecticut River current, I will guess 2 knots. However it handles great and pushes me about twice as fast as my friends paddling their yaks.

Now the new S4 video is amazing! Some day I will bite the bullet and get a gas powered motor. My friend has a 2 horse on his jon boat, and not only does it fly it is so quiet you needn’t raise your voice to converse while running full speed. I still want the exercise I get from paddling though so the motor is just for getting me longer distances.

My oldest granddaughter will be 3 this summer and I am dying to get her on the water!

 


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Wavewalk® 500 Reviews

Wavewalk launched the 500 series in May of 2009.
Currently, there are over two hundred Wavewalk® 500 reviews listed on this page.
Per our company policy, each Wavewalk® 500 review features the full name and state of the person who contributed it, as well as pictures.
We consider anonymous reviews and ones posted under an alias as being not trustworthy.
A review can be useful under the conditions that its author paid for the kayak they review, that they actually use it, and that they fully disclose their identity as a regular client or a reseller.
We disapprove of reviews authored by anyone who’s paid to write kayak reviews, whether directly or indirectly (e.g. through advertising on their website).

A Wavewalk® 500 owner may have contributed more than one review – For example, an Initial Review written shortly after they have received their kayak, and a Comprehensive Review after having outfitted it for fishing and used it over months or years.
An owner of a Wavewalk® 500 may also review it as a Hunting Kayak, and write a separate review of their boat as a Kayak for Children, or a Fishing Kayak. In some cases, we will publish both reviews, and if we don’t, the reader can find more stories and reviews from that by searching their name, or by contacting us.

Typically, our dealers are Wavewalk fans, they use the kayaks they buy from us personally for paddling, fishing, hunting and motorizing, and they don’t resell other kayaks. All of the above qualifies them as reviewers.

List of Wavewalk® 500 Reviews

 

Review of Wavewalk 500 kayak for sailing and rowing, FloridaMy Wavewalk 500 outfitted for sailing and rowing    Barefoot, Florida

 

 

Review of stand up Wavewalk 500 fishing kayak, North DakotaFive years later, still catching bass in the shallows standing in my W500    Mike Moody, North Dakota

 

 

Review of motorized Wavewalk 500 kayak for exploring shallow riversWavewalk 500 kayak with long tail surface drive for shallow streams exploration     Keith Sylvester, West Virginia

 

 

Review of stable Wavewalk 500 for wildlife photographyWildlife photography from my Wavewalk 500     Hendrik Broekman, Massachusetts

 

 

Review of electric Wavewalk 500 fishing kayak with transportation wheelsFirst time paddling my Wavewalk 500 in Lake Margarita        Karen Briefer-Gose, California

 

 

Review of electric Wavewalk 500 fishing kayak with transportation wheelsReview of Wavewalk 500 with electric motor and transportation wheels     Eric Klimstra, Ontario, Canada

 

 

Review of my electric Wavewalk 500 fishing kayakWavewalk 500 with electric motor on Lake Simcoe    Pyt Rotary, Ontario, Canada

 

 

Review of my electric Wavewalk 500 fishing kayak Catching smallmouth on the Allegheny river    Dave Wayman, Pennsylvania

 

 

Review of my electric Wavewalk 500 fishing kayak My Electric Wavewalk 500 fishing kayak    Chan Vannasing, North Carolina

 

 

Review of my Wavewalk 500 outfitted with an electric motor Review of my Wavewalk 500 outfitted with an electric motor    Sam Ramirez, Arizona

 

 

Review of Wavewalk 500 with rowing oars, for trolling Wavewalk 500 with rowing oars, for trolling   Billy Boughner, South Carolina

 

 

Wavewalk 500 kayak review by fly fisherman from Massachusetts 141 outings in 3 years. Best purchase of my life (almost)   Robbie Cairl, Massachusetts

 

 

Wavewalk 500 kayak review by disabled paddler with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) from Alaska Staying ahead of MS and enjoying the beauty of Alaska’s coast line   Pat Irwin, Alaska

 

 

Review of duck hunter’s Wavewalk 500 camouflaged kayak Duck hunter’s Wavewalk 500 camouflaged kayak   Bob Glandon, New York

 

 

electric-fishing-kayak-from-Alabama-56 My W500 DIY electric fishing kayak   Ricky Bruni, Alabama

 

 

fishing-kayak-review-from-Sweden-56 I love my Wavewalk 500   Kent Johnsen, Sweden

 

 

electric-fishing-kayak-review-from-Alabama-56 My electric Wavewalk 500 fishing kayak   Jeremy Childers, Alabama

 

 

electric-fishing-kayak-review-from-ontario-56 My all-water W500 electric fishing kayak   Pyt Rotary (Thrac), Ontario, Canada

 

 

fishing-kayak-review-from-ohio-56 Trout fishing in my Wavewalk 500   Sid Perry, Idaho

 

 

fishing-kayak-review-from-ohio-56 The W500: my current pros and cons   Brian Walti, Ohio

 

 

fishing-in-denmark-56 Wavewalk fishing in Flensborg fjord, Denmark (video)   Claus Nielsen, Denmark

 

 

white-kayak-rigged-for-catfish-fishing-at-night-56 Cat-A-Yakking – the beginning   Capn’ Larry Jarboe, Maryland

 

 

 

kayak-rigged-for-fishing-idaho-56 Wavewalk kayak rigged for fishing   Sid Perry, Idaho

 

 

big snook caught SundaySunday snook   Kevin Wagner, Florida

 

 

fishing-kayak-attached-on-top-of-vehicle-FL-56My Wavewalk fishing Kayak   Steve Irwin, Florida

 

 

pamlico-river-kayaking-ncKayaking again at 76 with my Wavewalk   Charlie Manning, North Carolina

 

 

diy-fishing-rod-rack-for-4-rodsThings are going great with my W500   Mike Brown, Virginia

 

 

UK-kayak-fishing-trip-ScotlandFish we caught in the Sea of the Hebrides, Scotland   Charlie Piggott, Kent, England, United Kingdom

 

 

two-fishermen-in-tandem-kayak-nyMy Wavewalk 500 tandem fishing kayak (movie)   Sivanesan Rajan, New York

 

big-heavy-fisherman-fishing-standing-in-his-kayak6’7″ and 280 lbs, fishing and paddling standing in my WaveWalk    Peter Aweeky, New York

 

 

My son caught his first bass on our first tandem launchMe and my son fishing in our new W500 kayak    Gerald Gatchalian, Virginia

 

 

heron-in-Pennsylvania-lakeInitial review of my W500 as a kayak for photography   Kai Roth, Pennsylvania

 

 

wavewalk-kayak-on-top-of-ATVOur Wavewalk kayak in Newfoundland, Canada   Daniel Vogel, Switzerland

 

 

30-inch-snook-in-the-kayak's-cockpitMy Wavewalk 500   Steve Lucas, Florida

 

 

largemouth bass caught in N MinnesotaMy W500 kayak one year later    Mike Moody, North Dakota

 

 

snakehead-fish-pierced-by-arrowBow fishing for snakehead on the Potomac   John Dillon, Maryland

 

 

July-4th-bass4th of July bass   Ricardo Moyano, Illinois

 

tony-paddling-standing-in-his-fishing-kayakStanding and paddling is just awesome   Tony Schiro, Pennsylvania

 

my-fishing-kayak-without-the-motor-onMy Wavewalk fishing kayak with a 2.5 Suzuki outboard motor   Robert Buck, New Brunswick, Canada

 

dave-standing-next-to-his-rigged-fishing-kayakOn the gulf many times fishing in heavy seas   David Miller (Crappie Dave), Florida

 

two-beached-fishing-kayaks-TexasOur multiple W kayak activities including fishing   Aaron and Lynn Söderberg, Texas

 

underwater-led-light-for-night-giggingTwo 24 inch redfish first trip out   Mike Poole, Louisiana

 

No Picture icon 56This kayak will open another dimension for me   Charlie Manning, North Carolina

 

 

fishing-kayak-with-rod-rack-and-electric-trolling-motor-VAFishing in my Wavewalk kayak for 13 hours with no discomfort   Travis in VA

 

dottie-ann-rigged-fishing-kayak-floridaAnd I love, love my boat…   Dottie Ann Pollock, Florida

 

elderly fly angler - first time paddling standing in his kayak70 years old, first trip in my W fishing kayak, first time standing    Dennis Pritchard, Virginia

 

5.5lbs-largemouth-bass-caught-in-tandem-fishing-kayak-ny-56.gifTandem kayak bassin with wifey   Clint Miller, Upstate New York

 

 

Myron-fishing-kayak-dealer-in-Long-Island-standing-in-his-kayakFirst time in our new fishing kayaks!   Myron McDaniel, Long Island, New York

 

review-of-fishing-kayak-in-fast-tidal-currentsWavewalk kayak tracking a plus in strong tidal current   Art Myjak, Florida

 

snakehead-fish-caught-in-night-fishing-trip-on-mattawoman-river-mdCatching snakehead fish on the Mattawoman river   John Dillon, Maryland

 

uploading-wavewalk-fishing-kayak-on-car-rack-FLMy Wavewalk kayak   Judson Bibb, Florida

 

review-of-motorized-fishing-kayak-MarylandFirst motorized kayak fishing adventures and rigging projects   Kenny “One-Shot” Tracy, Maryland

 

Wavewalk-fishing-kayak-review-SF-Bay-CA.gifKayak crab fisherman reviews his W500   Edwin Warner, Oakland, California

 

ocean-fishing-kayak-review-from-New-ZealandWavewalk W500 trial, a dawnbreakers story   Jeff Holden, New Zealand Southern Island

 

fishing-kayak-review-north-georgia5 Reasons Why I Chose A Wavewalk Kayak  Paul Little, Georgia

 

review-of-kayak-for-underwater-scientific-testingW kayak used in underwater robotics tests   Darcy Paulin, British Columbia, Canada

 

Photographing_birds_from_a_kayakPhotographing birds from my stealthy Wavewalk kayak   Michael Pyle, Pennsylvania

 

camo_fishing_kayak_Millsap_TexasThe Wavewalk solved my kayak fishing back issues   Jim Taylor, Texas

 

Smallmouth_bass_caught_in_kayak_on_Susquehanna_river_PATen miles kayak fishing trip down the river and no back pain   Joe Stauder, Pennsylvania

 

stand_up_kayak_fising_in_the _marshes_around_Morehead_city_NCStuff I take with me on my kayak fishing trips   Steve Anderson, North Carolina

 

Review_of_fishing_kayak_Puget_Sound_WAFirst pink salmon in my Wavewalk kayak     Chris Henderson, Washington

 

review-fishing-kayak-outfitted-with-high-seat-and-motor-mount-MaineA kayak I feel I can safely fish out of    Linwood Crosby, Maine

 

review of kayak for fishing and photography, PAStable, comfortable and dry in my stand up fishing and photography kayak
Michael Pyle, Pennsylvania

 

kayak_review_Oregon_and_Washington_NorthwestTest paddle of the W500 in choppy waters – review   Rich Brown, Washington

 

No Picture icon 56This fishing kayak is doing what I wanted it to do   Paul Mayer, Maine

 

 

paddling the stand up fishing kayak - movieQuick W500 review – The kayak for real-world stand up paddling    Jeff McGovern (movie)

 

Review of stable kayak for bird photographyPhotographing birds from my W fishing kayak    Harry Selsor, Florida

 

No Picture icon 56I really thought my career was over before I got a W kayak   Robbie Cairl, Massachusetts

 

 

fishing kayak review MississippiOwner Review of Wavewalk Kayak   Paul Harrison, Mississippi

 

review of offshore stand up fly fishing kayakI don’t like it, I love it   Bill Davenport, Massachusetts

 

review of a kayak rigged for fishing, WisconsinHow I outfitted my W kayak for fishing, so far    Larry Durfey, Wisconsin

 

fishing kayak review from IowaThe kayak that’s useful for fishing in waters around here    Paul Malm, Iowa

 

fishing kayak review from upstate New York290 pound guy paddling around with no problem, and dry    Ernie Balch, New York

 

fishing kayak review from FloridaComprehensive review of the Wavewalk fishing kayak/s 2006-2013    Gary Rankel, Florida

 

kayak_review_from_Vancouver_BC_CanadaReview of my new offshore W kayak    Darcy Paulin, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

 

review_of_stand_up_fishing_kayak_from_OregonFirst trips in my stand up paddling and fishing kayak    Perry Platt, Oregon

 

Review of kayak rigged for stand up fishing and paddling - MississippiRigging my kayak for stand up fishing in bayous and bays    Paul Harrison, Mississippi

 

review of stable fishing kayak from FloridaReview of handicapped fisherman’s kayak outfitted with outriggers    Harry Rainey, Jr. Florida

 

review of motorized fishing kayak vs other fishing boats and kayaksReview of motorized W fishing kayak vs other fishing boats and kayaks     Michael Chesloff, Eastern New York

 

Review of kayak for bass fishing - central TexasReview of bass fishing kayak    Brad Campbell, Central Texas

 

Review of fishing kayak in Abaco island, BahamasWavewalk kayak in Abaco, Bahamas    Brad Barrett, Georgia

 

review of w fishing kayak by tall guy, south carolina6’6″ tall, both stable and comfortable in my W500 kayak     Andrew Smith, South Carolina

 

review of offshore motorized fishing kayak - PanamaMotorized W fishing kayak tandem trip in the ocean    Jorge Sevilla, Panama

 

a fishing kayak with a passenger and dog on board - North DakotaFirst Wavewalk – Fishing Kayak Review    Mike Moody, North Dakota

 

fishing kayak review by family from Phoenix AZReview of Family Fishing Kayak    Avery Sellards, Phoenix, Arizona

 

Review of kayak for senior and grandchildrenW Kayak With a Crew of Four Passengers    Neville Badcock, Tasmania, Australia

 

review of stand up fishing kayak from MaineReview of Stand Up Kayak   Barry Greindl, Maine

 

review of motorized fishing kayak from Kansas.gifReview of Fishing Kayak With 2.5 hp Lehr Propane Outboard    Jared Jorstad, Kansas

 

review of stable kayak for bird watching and photographyReview of Bird Watching Kayak    Don MacAdam, Massachusetts

 

Review of bass fishing kayak

More largemouth bass caught from my W500 kayak than in the previous 50 years+ combined    By Michael Chesloff, Upstate New York

 

review of fishing kayak as tender for big boat WAReview of Fishing Kayak Serving as Tender for Our Big Motorboat   Alan Merrihew, Washington

 

review of fishing kayak for long distance tripsPaddling 340 Miles In 83 Hours, In My 11 ft Long W Fishing Kayak     Clint Harlan, Missouri

 

review of stable kayak outfitted for wildlife photography, IowaReview of W500 Kayak for Photography    Paul Ekman, Iowa

 

motorized fishing kayak review - AlabamaRigged and Motorized Fishing Kayak    Randy Lester, Alabama

 

review of stand-up tandem ergonomic fishing kayak, NYReview of Tandem Stand-Up Fishing Kayak    Clint Miller, New York

 

fishing kayak review from Houston, TXInitial Fishing Kayak Review, in Tandem, and DIY Wheels   Craig Goulden, Texas

 

kayak review, Houston TexasFirst WaveWalk Paddle Trip  Lee Chastant, Texas

 

Fishing Kayak Review kayak angler standing with big striper in stand up fishing kayakCatching Stripers Standing Up In My Motorized W Kayak   Rox Davis, Connecticut

 

review of fishing kayak for ocean researchReview of Fishing Kayak Rigged for Ocean Research    Peter Traykovski, Massachusetts

 

stand up fishing kayak review, by big guy, South CaliforniaBig Guy’s Initial Review of Stand Up Fishing Kayak    Mike Hancock, Southern California

 

fishing kayak review from OklahomaFishing Kayak Review    Robin Gleason, Oklahoma

 

review of stand up fly fishing kayak, FloridaStand Up Fly Fishing Kayak   Ted Stevens, Florida

 

stand up fishing kayak review from TennesseeInitial Review of Stand Up Fishing Kayak     Jeremy Knight, Tennessee

 

No Picture icon 56W Kayak For Fishing and Bird Watching    Russell Dodd, Western Australia

 

 

Stand Up Fly Fishing Kayak Review     Glynn Gantenbein, Texas review of stand up fly fishing kayak, Texas

 

review of fishing kayak Arizona / Mexico

Initial Fishing Kayak Review From Mexico     John Castanha, Arizona and Mexico

 

initial fishing kayak review - stand up fishing kayakInitial Review of Stand Up Fishing Kayak     Jeff Taubes, Florida

 

kayak review, Victoria, AustraliaW500 Kayak Review     Steve Phillis, Victoria, Australia

 

rigged fishing kayak - product reviewW500 Fully Rigged For Fishing – Kayak Review     Mike Hewczuk, Texas

 

New W500 fishing kayak review from JeffJeff’s Rigged W500 Fishing Kayak – New Review and Movie     Jeff McGovern, Florida

 

Review fishing kayak, New ZealandMaiden Voyage Account, and DIY Wheels For Kayak    Ken From Katikati, New Zealand

 

fishing kayak review from Northern CaliforniaMy Fishing Kayak Story     George Brewster, Northern California

 

first review of motorized fishing kayak, CTFirst Time Out In My W502 Fishing Kayak     Russ Hicks, Connecticut

 

No Picture icon 56Bonding With My W Fishing Kayak – Initial Review     Gary Murray, New Mexico

 

 

Review of camouflage kayak for duck hunting, NYReview of Camouflaged Kayak for Hunting and Fishing     Kevin Coughlin, New York

 

fishing kayak review, New HampshireOffshore Fishing Kayak With Electric Motor and Wheel    Richard Dion, New Hampshire

 

Fishing kayak review, South CarolinaFishing Kayak Review, South Carolina    Terry Ehrlich, South Carolina

 

Wildlife photography kayak, AustraliaW500 Kayak With Transportation Wheel   Ofer Levy, Sydney, Australia

 

Review of fishing kayak by senior kayak fisherman with a back conditionFishing Kayak Review     Tony DeFusco, New Hampshire

 

Fishing kayak review from Northern CaliforniaFirst Impressions W Fishing Kayak Review    Sam Wire, Northern California

 

fishing kayak review - Virginia

Review of Stand Up Tandem Fishing Kayak    Tom Soska, Virginia

 

review of offshore stand up fishing kayak, ItalyReview of Offshore Stand Up Fishing Kayak    Danilo Russolillo, Rome, Italy

 

review of kayak for tandem paddling, Ontario, CanadaReview Of The W500 As A Tamdem Kayak    Boyd and Sandy Smith, Ontario, Canada

 

Review of kayaks for fishing and camping - Norway and SwedenKayak Fishing and Camping Trip Report, Norway and Sweden    Eric Overdijk, Norway

 

review of fishing kayak, OhioQuick Review of W500 Fishing Kayak    John King, Ohio

 

Initial review of fishing kayak, llinoisCatching Fish in Maiden Kayak – Review    Matt Green, Illinois

 

fishing kayak review and trip report, TexasFishing Kayak Review and Trip Report     Jerry and Valerie Hudgens, Texas

 

fishing kayak review, Ontario, CanadaW500 Fishing Kayak Review    Bruce Parks,Ontario, Canada

 

No Picture icon 56Kayak Review by Kayaker With Spinal Fusion    Laura Palestrini, Georgia

 

 

No Picture icon 56Initial Review of Kayak for Big Guys     Jim Addison, British Columbia, Canada

 

 

Review of fishing kayak / tandem - TexasBass Kayak Fishing in Tandem    Marshall Godfrey, Texas

 

TX angler landing big fish in his kayakTouring and Fishing Kayak Review     Jesse Martinez, Texas

 

Review of fishing kayak, offshore, New ZealandOffshore Fishing Kayak Review    Dennis Hodgetts, New Zealand

 

No Picture icon 56First W500 Fishing Kayak Review From Dubai, UAE    Richie Peel, Dubai, UAE

 

 

review of stand up fly fishig kayak, CTShort Review of Stand Up Fly Fishing Kayak   Jay Petersen, Connecticut

 

paddling with disabilitiesKayak review by disabled kayaker    Jos Nieuwenhuijsen, Netherlands (Holland)

 

Fishing kayak review, PAFirst trip, second cast, first fish caught in my W kayak   Lou Fager, Pennsylvania

 

Review of fly fishing kayak, MinnesotaInitial Review of Rigged Fishing Kayak With Wheel   Gary Thorberg, Minnesota

 

small sailing catamaran kayakW500 Sailing Kayak    Rafael Francke, sailor

 

initial review of fishing kayak, Norway, ScandinaviaInitial W500 Kayak Review    Eric Overdijk, Norway

 

fishing kayak review from MississippiFirst Impressions From W500 Fishing Kayak    Paul Harrison, Mississippi

 

Rigged fishing kayak, TexasFishing Kayak Rigged With a Detachable Wheel    Ray Schwertner, Texas

 

Rigged fishing kayak review, South CarolinaAmphibious, Rigged Fishing Kayak    Stan Trojanowski, South Carolina

 

No Picture icon 56Review of the W500 as Tandem Kayak    Ann Hubbard, North Carolina

 

 

Rigged fishing kayak, TexasInitial Fishing Kayak Review for Disabled Veteran    Gary Johnson, Texas

 

Review of stand up fly fishing kayak, FloridaStand Up Fly Fishing Kayak Review   Kevin Eastman, Florida

 

Review of stand up fishing kayak, ArizonaStand Up Fishing Kayak Review    Jose Fernandez, Arizona

 

Review of fishing kayak, Ontario, CanadaFishing Kayak Review    Pyt Rotary, Ontario, Canada

 

kayak anglers looking at beached fishing kayaksFly Fishing Kayak Review    Bob Smaldone, Maine

 

Mike in his stand up fishing kayakFishing Kayak Review by elderly paddler    Mike Ratigan, upstate New York

 

The Kayak Angler Song: Walking on the Wave‘Walkin on the Wave’ – Kayak Fly Fisherman’s Song   ‘Unknown Traveler’, Ohio

 

Bowfin caught in fishing kayak, MinnesotaFishing Kayak Review     W. Taylor, Minnesota

 

Fishing kayak rigged with seat for a dogFishing Kayak With Dog Seat     Kay Rankel, Wisconsin

 

Motorized fishing kayak with folding outriggersOutrigger Motorized Kayak    Brian Vickery, California

 

Fishing kayak in Huntigton Horbor, CaliforniaOffshore Fishing Kayak Review    Alfred Jay, California

 

Fishing kayak review - AlaskaFly Fishing Kayak Review     Carl Williams, Alaska

 

Rigged Stand Up Fishing kayakRigged Offshore W500 Fly Fishing Kayak    Craig Masterman, Massachusetts

 

Rigged fishing kayak, North CarolinaRigged W500 Fishing Kayak     Darrell Beam, North Carolina

 

Fishing kayak beached, South AustraliaOffshore Fishing Kayak Review     Shaun Wilkeson, South Australia

 

Fishing kayak rigged with rowing oars, PennsylvaniaFishing Kayak Rigged With Oars     Dave Baumbaugh, Pennsylvania

 

Ed with a 27 inch redfish caught at the fcka kayak fishing tournamentW500 Fishing Kayak Review    Ed Wheeler, Florida

 

Richard in his fishing kayak, Crystal river, FLElderly Fisherman’s Fishing Kayak Review    Dick Sherman, Florida

 

Ken fishing standing in his kayak, WashingtonOlder Fisherman’s Stand Up Fishing Kayak Review     Ken Short, Port Angeles, Washington

 

No Picture icon 56W500 Fishing Kayak Review    James Phillips, British Columbia, Canada

 

 

Standing up in fishing kayak, Seattle, WashingtonStand Up Fishing Kayak Review     John Hunter, Seattle, Washington

 

No Picture icon 56W500 Kayak Review    Claire Gignac, Ontario, Canada

 

 

Kayak fishing dog, WisconsinFishing Kayak Review By Disabled Angler   Sharon Bramm, Wisconsin

 

No Picture icon 56W500 Fishing Kayak Review    Francis Muldoon, Key West, Florida

 

 

Electric motor fishing kayak, New York
Electric W500 Fishing Kayak    John Zoltner,New York

 

W500 stand up fishing kayak review, FloridaFirst W500 Stand Up Fishing Kayak Review    Jeff McGovern, Florida

 

W500 fishing kayak review, West VirginiaElderly fisherman reviews his kayak    Tom George, West Virginia

 

Tiger camo fishing kayak review, WisconsinReview of W500 fishing kayak    John Fabina, Wisconsin

 

Texas fishing kayakMy fishing kayak review    Stephen Cano, Texas

 

Roger and his new kayak, MichiganReview of my fishing kayak    Roger Sacla, Michigan

 

Rod in his fishing kayak, ColoradoA kayaker’s review of his W500    Rod Ratzlaff, Colorado

 

Two fishing kayaks attached on a pickup truck bedRigged Fishing Kayak    Gary Rankel, Florida

 

Tim paddling standing up in his kayakPaddler with back problems reviews his kayak    Tim Kerr, New York

 

Robert standing near his two fishing kayaks, TexasSenior fisherman’s review of his kayak    Robert Fisher, Texas

 

Jeremiah in his grandfather's kayakW500 Kayak Review    Mark Mayton, New York

 

Noel's son in his dad's fishing kayak, TexasMotorized fishing kayak review by dad and son    Noel Mascarenhas, Texas

 

Three fishing kayaks, Connecticut

Kayak review by angler with sciatica    Roxanne Davis, Connecticut

 

Rhode Island kayak fisherman standing up in fishing kayak

Kayak review by fisherman with back problems    Norm Craig, Rhode Island

 

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141 outings in 3 years. Best purchase of my life (almost)

Robbie Cairl

W. Massachusetts

I’m sorry I have not made any videos with my awesome Wavewalk 500. My buddy did take this snapshot of me yesterday. I’m about to land (and release) a nice 2 1/2 lb. smallmouth bass on the Connecticut River in Sunderland MA.
I love my W and keep track of my outings. Yesterday was my 141st adventure in 3 years. My back and all round fishing and kayaking experiences have been heavenly since I made the best purchase of my life. Well, second best, after my wedding license.

catching a 2.5 lb smallmouth bass on a fly

Me: Wavewalk 500 owner since spring 2013. I’m 60-ish soon to retire and use my W even more. I love to explore new bodies of water and fish (catch and release except for the rare stocked trout I may have to share with camping buddies). The Connecticut and Deerfield Rivers are my favorite haunts, I can put in the Conn just about a mile from home. My usual trip is a 3 mile paddle up stream for cardio and core workout, then crack a beer and float home while fishing, photographing, bird watching and observing whatever nature has to offer. The upright paddling position has allowed me to kayak more often for longer periods of time. The ample room, ability to stand, ease of handling while transporting were all added benefits I continue to enjoy.


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