Tag Archive: camo

Camo is an abbreviation of camouflage – applying various design patterns, colors and materials that make the kayak user and their boat blend with their surrounding environment.
Camo is important especially for hunters.

Storage space for duck hunting gear on board the Wavewalk 700

By Chris Henderson


Fishing Kayaks of Gig Harbor

 

Duck hunting is coming to a close and I only have 2 or 3 trips left. We are hoping for a great hunt this Friday and one more hunting video! But one of the questions I often get is “How much storage space is there in a Wavewalk?” People see the saddle and think that there would not be enough room for your decoys and all the gear that usually accompanies the sport of duck hunting. So I thought I would make this video to show people how we pack our W700 for a duck hunt. On our typical hunts we put all the gear and deeks and one hunter in a W700 and other hunters paddle their own W500s. We usually run 3 dozen decoys. Rather than keep the decoys in their bag and just throw them on top (which is very doable), we prefer to put them inside the hulls where they act as ballast and actually make the boat more stable vs. on top where they exert a stability cost. You have to take them out of the bag when you get to your spot anyway. 3 dozen deeks is all we need/want for where we hunt. A person could get more in if they needed to. Can’t wait to see how the S4 hunts.

 

Duck boat for two hunters – Wavewalk 700

By Chris Henderson

Fishing Kayaks of Gig Harbor

Well I haven’t sent in a report lately because I have been deer hunting and the Wavewalks were not involved. But now it is on to ducks and the Wavewalks are an essential part of our arsenal.
We have long paddles in strong currents and in rough weather and the Wavewalk handles it just fine!
The W700 is particularly good as a duck boat. Two hunters can carry their gear and tandem paddling makes the currents no big deal.

On this trip we were able to use the outgoing tide as well as the current from a river to make the trip back home easy. According to the GPS we were doing 7-8 mph paddling with the current.

I have designed a blind for the boat but have yet to finish building it.

Most of the time the Wavewalks are only used as transportation. We are also able to transport 3 dozen deeks, two hunters, shooting boxes, guns, camo nets, all in the W700!

Enjoying the stability and versatility of the these kayaks.

Here are a few pictures from our latest duck hunt.

double

Double

drake-crush

Drake crush

ducks-in-the-deeks

Ducks in the deeks

wigeon-down

Wigeon down

 

More kayak rigging, fishing and duck hunting with Chris »

Catfish on the Fox River – My first fish caught as a retiree

By John Fabina

Happy Memorial day, hope all is well.
Pics from today –

My first fish caught as a retiree. Catfish on the Fox River.

A beautiful day here in Wisconsin. A day to reflect and give thanks to the Vets that gave all so we can enjoy the freedom that this country offers.

 

fishing-trip-on-the-Fox-river

 

fishing-trip-on-the-Fox-river-1

 

jeanne-paddling-standing-in-her-fishing-kayak

 

Jeanne-relaxing-in-her-W500

 

maneuvering-the-fishing-rod

 

this-catfish-in-the-first-fish-I-caught-as-a-retiree

 

Read more kayaking and fishing trip reports from John »

First bird photography trip in my W500 kayak this year

By John Fabina

I started the kayaking year with a bird photography trip. There are no leaves on the trees yet, so spotting and shooting the birds is easier.

There will be plenty of time for fishing in the coming months.

 

digital-SLR-with-zoom-lens-for-bird-photography

A strong zoom lens is a must have for a bird photographer

 

my-super-stable-kayak-for-photography

Camo Wavewalk 500

 

bird-of-prey

 

bird-photography-trip-1

 

black-bird  geese

 

geese-swimming

 

red-cardinal-zoom-shot

 

red-heron

 

red-heron-flying

 

turkey-up-a-tree

A cautious turkey

 

a-man-made-bird

A man-made bird…

 

More photography and fishing with John »

Duck hunter’s Wavewalk 500 camouflaged kayak

By Bob Glandon

Upstate New York

Camo cloth for duck hunting. Worked well– but not so my aim. The boat is very solid for shooting from the seated position. Had a dozen decoys in the hulls. Very comfy. Just wish my aim was as high quality as the boat!

 

Duck hunter camouflaged in W500-Camo-640


 

More reviews of the Wavewalk as a duck hunting boat »