Monday, January 21, 2013

Is DIY Dead?

What a great time it is to be a kayak angler. I have only been kayak fishing for a little over a year now but from where I started to where I'm at now is a universe of difference. For me, one of the biggest draws of getting into kayak fishing versus another small watercraft was the DIY projects that could be infinitely modified and applied to fit your kayak. My first kayak was a blank canvas in my eyes and whatever I had laying around in my garage at the time was my paint. The ultimate DIY project that was constantly evolving and growing was the coveted tackle storage milk crate. At the first kayak fishermen get together that I attended the first thing I did was walk around and look at everyone's crate and take mental notes of things I wanted to add or change to mine. I guess it can be contributed to how fast this sport is growing in popularity and how main stream it's becoming but it kind of seems like new products are coming out everyday that slowly squeeze out the DIY kayak projects. Theres no doubt that most of these products look clean and organized and really give your kayak a professional look and I really like the majority of these products myself, but I'm having a hard time giving up the creative freedom and ingenuity of rigging out my kayak.

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