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Tuesday, 25 May 2010 06:55

Bamba Fishing Kayak

The Bamba Kayak by Fluid Kayaks is their first model dedicated to kayak fishing. The Bamba is not a modification of an existing design; instead, it is a completely new design to make sure all fishermen's wishes are taken care of. The Bamba offers excellent stability, great trawling speed and all the gadgets you need for a superb fishing experience. A key feature of the Bamba is the large centre hatch in a separately moulded compartment for storing your gear and catch inside the hull. A 6'  fully rigged fishing rod fits into the compartment. The rear tank-well of the Bamba has a large load bay to fit a cooler box, live bait bucket, dive cylinder or plastic crate.

Weight distribution on a kayak is vital and the ability to store catch both in the front and back of the Bamba is a major benefit.

The deck has ample room for storing a gaff, net, game fish baton, tackle and lures within easy reach. 3 rod holders, 4 dry hatches and a variety of attachment points are standard.

The two hatches behind the seat seal two dry/wet compartments. Leave in the plugs at the bottom, and you have two perfectly dry compartments. Take a plug out, and the water from the river/ocean/lake will fill about a third of the compartment, allowing you to keep live bait in there.

The sturdy, easily adjustable footrests are very comfortable to use. The Bamba tracks well without a rudder, and will initially only be offered without the rudder. A rudder option will be available in the near future. A nifty little slot with bungee cord was added on the left side of the seat for storing the paddle when not needed. No more worrying about a loose paddle when you have your hands full with a fish on the line. Because of the low profile and low centre of gravity, the Bamba is not much affected by choppy seas and winds, and gives the paddler a comfortable and very stable ride. Although designed with the specialist fisherman in mind, the Bamba is an excellent all-rounder and can be used for various applications including touring, adventure and bird watching.

Length: 425cm/13’11”
Width:  80cm/31.25”
Weight: 30kg/66lbs
Paddler weight range:  220kg/280lbs

 

 

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