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The Evil Cleat

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What you're looking at here is pure evil.  You may not see it at first, but this guy has snagged fly line, tripped me in the dark, and caused me to lose my grip on JJ's boat more than once while waiting at the dock.  Combine this little bastard with a northern pike and you have what could only be described as the most god awful thing on the whole damn planet.  Don't believe me?  Than listen to this...
Igot a call from my buddy JJ of Madsion Musky Addict Guide Service a while back asking if I was interested in meeting up with him for a little early morning musky action.  Obviously I was up for some fishing, the only problem was I didn't have a musky rod.  I had broken my Mojo Musky rod while kayak fishing on Monona the week before so I hustled out the door and headed straight for Cabelas in search of my next St Croix musky rod.  After much deliberation (I'm horrible at making decisions) I decided that I would try out the Premier line.  Specifically the 7 foot 6 inch …

Free Fishing Kayak Demonstration

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Come join the Aldo Leopold Chapter of Trout Unlimited and Rutabaga Paddlesports for a kayak fishing demonstration at Devil's Lake State Park.  The event which takes place August 19th at 5pm will have a a kayak fishing demonstration, fishing specific kayaks to test paddle, and probably more fish stories than you can handle.  I will be in attendance representing Native Watercraft and will have my fully rigged Slayer Propel and the fly fishing friendly Versaboard available for all to try out on the water.  Attendance is limited to the first 30 people so act quickly to reserve your spot.
Tight Lines.

How to Install a Power Pole Micro Anchor on a Native Watercraft Slayer Kayak

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The Power Pole Micro Anchor has been a game changer for many anglers fishing from small watercraft.  Ask any kayak angler that uses one on the tournament scene and they will tell you that they'll never be able to go back to fishing without it.  It's reliable, sturdy, and works as promised in a variety of water conditions.  Many major kayak companies have gotten on board with specialized brackets that make mounting and or wiring the Micro Anchor a quick and simple task.  When mine arrived at the front door this spring, I quickly discovered that installing the Micro Anchor on my Native Slayer would be a bit more difficult than I had originally envisioned.
Before we start with the install, lets take a quick look at some of the installation challenges that are specific to the Slayer kayak.  The first thing is lack of hull access in the rear of the kayak.  You just can't physically get your hands (or tools) inside the rear of the hull.  This created some real issues when trying …

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