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Old 10-28-2010, 11:54 AM   #1
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finally got a yak

ive been bugging my fiancee about getting a yak since last year. and finally on my date of birth she got me one. ive fished for many years but never fished from a yak. lots of flying fish in my stomach. haha

im totally stoked to get out on the water with the yak, ive been on plenty of boats, ferrys, sportboats, bass boats, skiffs, row boats, and pangas. never been on a yak. i plan to go to out and flip the thing a few times to test the stability of this thing.

ive gone thru the site and i have picked up many good pointers from everyones posts. thanks, and i hope to get to some yak fishing in asap.
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Old 10-28-2010, 12:47 PM   #2
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Welcome, and CONGRATS !
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Old 10-28-2010, 12:50 PM   #3
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Old 10-28-2010, 12:56 PM   #4
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What did u get?
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Old 10-28-2010, 01:21 PM   #5
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What did u get?
Malibu pro explorer fish and dive version. People said it's a quite a good starter yak and I couldn't quite afford a hobie yet.
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Old 10-28-2010, 01:32 PM   #6
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Hobies are for us old farts that have no upper body muscle mass. Guys with bad shoulders, no pecks, bad backs get Hobies.

Congrats. See you out there.
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Old 10-28-2010, 02:33 PM   #7
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I had chronic back problems until I started paddling on a regular basis. Congrats on your new ride.
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Old 10-28-2010, 02:35 PM   #8
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Hobies are for us old farts that have no upper body muscle mass. Guys with bad shoulders, no pecks, bad backs get Hobies.

Congrats. See you out there.

indeed see you out there. funny thing i was fishing newport bay on a skiff by the bait barge and saw some youngins on some hobies. i asked myself how in the heck can these kids afford these things. hobie do look slick and all.
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Old 10-28-2010, 03:22 PM   #9
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I also started on a Malibu, then got old with a bad back with no upper body muscle (but extra mass)....found a hobie outback love it...i played soccer in high school against Newport beach the parking lot was filled with BMW ,lexus, big trucks and other high end toys so a $2500 yak is nothing for some locals kids.

Im in HB so if your free lets go fishing...
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Old 10-28-2010, 03:27 PM   #10
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indeed see you out there. funny thing i was fishing newport bay on a skiff by the bait barge and saw some youngins on some hobies. i asked myself how in the heck can these kids afford these things. hobie do look slick and all.
you forget that you were in NEWPORT. lots of rich kids live out there and if they didn't buy it then mommy or daddy did. ever wonder how much those paddle boards cost? it blew my mind when i saw it

welcome to the yak club. i first bought a cobra marauder but the first time out with it i decided that i wanted a hobie after watching my buddy peddling while he fished and i was paddling and trying to fish.
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Old 10-28-2010, 03:34 PM   #11
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HAHAHA
TAGYAK forgot to tell you that in 5 months he has had 3 or 4 yak..I hope he's happy now
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Old 10-28-2010, 05:09 PM   #12
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Congrats on your new ride.
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Old 10-28-2010, 05:33 PM   #13
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Old 10-28-2010, 06:28 PM   #14
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Jackpot heaven - I remember my first kayak

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Old 10-28-2010, 07:24 PM   #15
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welcome and congrats on your new addiction.
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:34 PM   #16
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Congrats on the new ride. Today would have been a good day to test it.
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Old 10-29-2010, 11:45 AM   #17
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thinking about it a bit more, i realize it is NEWPORT. i do see bimmers, benz and bentley's all over the place. hope to see you all on the water.
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Old 10-29-2010, 12:42 PM   #18
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Congrats to you too, i just finally got mine as well. I can now keep my legs out of the water. I was fishing my SUP for about 2 years.
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Old 10-29-2010, 02:20 PM   #19
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Congrats to you too, i just finally got mine as well. I can now keep my legs out of the water. I was fishing my SUP for about 2 years.

congrats on the new ride aswell. fishing from a sup is hardcore.
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:38 PM   #20
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Thanks to Tagyak I have switched over to a Hobie. Thanks ALOT Tim haha.
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