Blog – Kayak Fishing, Whitewater Kayaking, Canoeing, Family

SUPing with the Scherrer’s

by Brian Vincent

Last week we got the opportunity to go SUPing with the Scherrer’s.  Cindy and Steve are BIC SUP, Werner Paddles, Watershed DryBags ambassadors and they also own and operate Shellback Paddling Experience. Shellback gives the Scherrer’s a chance to share their extensive knowledge of paddling and their passion for SUP. Before we got on the water, Steve and Cindy gave one of the most thorough, fun and informative talks on paddling that I’ve ever been a party to. Once on the water, it was amazing to watch how effortlessly they paddled around even in the high winds we were experiencing that day. Even their young pup Piper seemed to be old hat at cruising around on the SUP.

I’ll post more pics on our Facebook page. It was a day of paddling that none of us will forget. Steve, Cindy and Piper from Shellback Paddling Experience are top notch and a definite asset to the paddling community. We all felt very grateful for the opportunity to paddle and learn alongside them.

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Delacroix Adventure, First Time Kayak Fishing, 9R Large, Kayak Kevin Podcast and Social Media in Exploration

by Brian Vincent

Check out all the quality content coming from our community of paddlers, both whitewater kayaking and kayak fishing. Tune in, read up and get psyched. This is the Friday’s Finds, where we seek to highlight some of the paddlers who call Virginia home. PaddleVa is about all of us. While some of the stuff shared in these posts will come from outside our waters, Virginia will always be the primary focus.

First Up:

William Ragulsky, Hurricane Kayak Fishing / Werner Paddles / Astral / Yak Attack Pro, recently ventured down to Delacroix for the Adventure World Fishing Championship. A whole posse of Virginia kayak anglers made the trip. Delacroix is a magical place and the AWFC is considered by many to be a special tournament. Check out William’s write up by clicking the link below the photo.

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Click the link for photo: http://coastalkayakfishing.blogspot.com/2016/04/down-in-good-ole-delacroix-2016.html

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Second Up:

Rob Choi, Ocean Kayak / Werner Paddles / Kokatat / Yak Attack Pro, writes about introducing a friend to the sport he loves, kayak fishing. Anytime we get to share our passion and in turn ignite someone else’s, it’s a gift. Chcek out Rob’s story by clicking the link below the photo.

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Click the link for the full story : http://www.angling-addict.com/2016/04/fresh-on-boat.html

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Third Up:

The Pyranha 9R Large has been on fire. this video showcases the kayak in action and it is sexy. Check it out.

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Fourth Up:

Kayak Kevin , Ocean Kayak / Kokatat / Aqua-Bound / Yak Attack Pro and Lee Williams, Ocean Kayak Pro welcome Andy McKnight and William Ragulsky to the Podcast. Good times ensue. Check it out.

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Fifth Up:

“The ability to distribute content—photos, videos, blogs, tweets—in real-time has offset the need for a high-risk story after the fact, at least in terms of reaching an audience.” Outside Magazine explores the dynamic of Social Media on adventure stories and those that tell them. This speaks a bit to why we focus on PaddleVa stories. We share outside stories too, but the local ones always take presidence. Click the link below the phot for the full story.

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Click here for the full scoop : http://www.outsideonline.com/2070866/social-media-screwing-over-explorers-iceland-coldest-crossing?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=facebookpost

Angling Addict, Fish Tails, Shark Bit Reds, Tex Rex, and High Times in Columbia

by Brian Vincent

Check out all the quality content coming from our community of paddlers, both whitewater kayaking and kayak fishing. Tune in, read up and get psyched. This is the Friday’s Finds, where we seek to highlight some of the paddlers who call Virginia home. PaddleVa is about all of us. While some of the stuff shared in these posts will come from outside our waters, Virginia will always be the primary focus.

First Up:

Rob Choi, Ocean Kayak/ Werner/ Kokatat Pro, has been busy doing some adulting, but he recently got out for some foggy fishing with Drew Camp and captured a trophy fish and some excellent photos. Check out his blog post on the Kokatat website. Click the link below the pic for the full story.

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For the full story: https://kokatat.com/blog/pickerel-in-the-mist

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Second Up:

Drew Camp, Jackson Kayak / Werner / Kokatat / Yakattack Pro, has been chasing down the big girls all winter. Get the full scoop on his tactics by clicking the link below the photo.

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Click here for the full story: http://fishtailsbydrew.blogspot.com/2016/04/its-been-while.html

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Third Up:

Kayak Kevin, Ocean Kayak / Aqua Bound / Yakattack Pro, and general OG of kayak fishing shows off a shark bit red drum from last September. Check it out!

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Fourth Up:

Rex  from Texas, founder of the Action Hat continues to put out great videos from the deep south. Here’s a fantastic character driven story about his trip to Louisiana. There is a part 2 you should check out as well.

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Fifth Up:

Adam Freeman of Free Fall Visuals headed down to Columbia for kayaking and the  first annual Infernito Race. Check out the cool footage here.

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Sixth Up:

Dan Smullen, Kokatat / YakAttack Pro, gives some great jigging for striper beta. Click the link below the photo for the full story.

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Click here for the full story: https://kokatat.com/blog/jigging-for-stripers

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Big Demo Day 2016 – Appomattox River Company

by Brian Vincent

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Appomattox River Company Big Demo Day 2016 

June 11th, 9-3pm

Wilck’s Lake, Farmville, VA

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The Farmville Store

614 N Main St

Farmville, VA 23901

We stock 2500+ kayaks, canoes, and SUPs by 45+ different vendors, plus 1000’s of paddle-sports accessories, and all the manufacturers, from those companies, will be here, demoing and talking about their products. You can try any boat, paddle, etc that you want and then visit our giant warehouses and pick up your new toys with a great Demo Day Deal. We will be posting more info to this page as the event draws near, so check back often.

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