Fly fishing standing in my Wavewalk 500 kayak

By Bill Davenport

My professional photographer friend fell through, but my girlfriend got some pretty good pictures. Taken this Sat. morning on the estuary by the mouth of the Eel River.
This was the first time that I really got to give the leg brace a workout.
The only thing I can think of that would look good on the W500 now would be a Honda 2 horse. (Or a 42 inch bass.)
I was hoping to get a fish on while she was shooting, oh well. . .Bill

Paddling this W500 against the wind is easy (video)

By Jeff McGovern

The W500 goes into the wind much easier than any kayak or canoe I’ve used in the past. A steady good walking clip can be attained and kept up for as long as it takes to reach your destination.
When heading in there was another kayak I overtook on the way, a [tandem SOT fishing kayak] with two folks paddling. Didn’t start the camera until I was just about past them so I missed getting them on screen. I was up the ramp and to my truck before they made it to the camp. The W500 is very easy into the wind, it’s just a matter of keeping the strokes a little shorter and lower. Progress is easy and you’re not worn out at all.