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Playak Weekly Digest - week 05, 2020
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 05, 2020.
Palm Blogs Paddling Holiday Guide to Ecuador
Palm Blogs - Going somewhere warm and sunny during the cold dark months of winter is nice. Two weeks might seem a long holiday, but, when most paddling destinations in December are in the Southern hemisphere travel time quickly eats into the number of days spent on the water. These are my top tips to getting the most out of a two week paddling holiday and some of the reasons that brought me to Ecuador.
SUP World Mag Dave Kalama Longboarding SUP Fun
SUP World Mag - If you don’t understand Stand up paddle long boarding, then look at this video. Dave Kalama Shares his thoughts on why Long Boarding style SUP Surfing is still fun.
Mt. Hood H2O Big Bend Creek
Mt. Hood H2O - Ben had found this creek some how or another a few years ago while driving around, then saw it had this mention in the back of Soggy Sneakers. We had made a couple goes at it over the next couple years, but whether it was snow or logs across the road we had not made it to the put in.
Angling International New Signings Underline Simms Commitment to Bass
Angling International - The return of Brandon Palaniuk and Brent Ehrler to Simms Fishing Products further underlines the Bozeman, Montana, company’s commitment to bass fishing.
Jackson Kayak Baits, lures and kayak fishing
Jackson Kayak - Ask ten people, you’ll probably get ten answers, “what’s your favorite lure color?” We all have our own favorites usually based off our own experience and a high degree of success. Probably the biggest controversy rages over crankbaits.
unsponsored Juicy Home Run
unsponsored - Super lucky to get some juicy flow on my home river despite january’s cold temperature. This is my Home Run
Jackson Kayak Kayak Fishing For Trophy Size Texas Trout
Jackson Kayak - Winter time in the coastal bend area of Texas means it’s time to kayak fish for trophy size Texas speckled trout. Cynoscion nebulosus; the spotted seatrout. Also known as specks, spotted weakfish, or yellow mouth.
SUP International Stand Up Paddle Board Fishing
SUP International - Watch Stand Up Paddle Boarding while fishing for Australian Bass.
Traversing Watch: Justin Barbour Across Labrador Wild by Canoe
Traversing - An 83 day, 1700 kilometre canoe expedition across the seldom explored Labrador wild.
Angling International On the Water established as integral part of ICAST
Angling International - ICAST On the Water – staged on Tuesday, the day before the doors of the world’s largest fishing tackle trade exhibition open – has established itself as an integral part of the show experience
unsponsored Putting your old, broken down kayaks into creative uses!!
unsponsored - What do you do with your broken kayaks? I have a few laying around that I use as a source for repair plastic.
Paddle Making late 19th C Arthur Heming Voyageur Paddle Reproduction
Paddle Making - Hunter and Harris originally released the beautiful Thomson canoe paddle back in 2018 but it quickly sold out. You can now pre-order the 2020 edition and the first run will ship March 30th.
Frogma First Paddle of 2020 - Florida Mangrove Tunnels with Adventure Kayak Sarasota, January 19th
Frogma - Not quite the complete thaw-out you might think - Florida has its winter cold snaps too and an early look at the weather forecast had me wanting to get in a paddle on Sunday the 21st, as that day was going to be in the high 60's/low 70's and not too windy.
unsponsored Slicey River Runners
unsponsored - Fancy a slicey river running play machine? Here is quick updated run down of the specifications of a number of the slicey kayaks out their (early 2020). If we have missed any please let us know.
Traversing Hunter and Harris Accepting Pre-Orders for 'Thomson' Canoe Paddle
Traversing - Hunter and Harris originally released the beautiful Thomson canoe paddle back in 2018 but it quickly sold out. You can now pre-order the 2020 edition and the first run will ship March 30th.
Athletes with top online media coverage in 2019
1. Eric Jackson
2. Casper Steinfath
3. Dane Jackson
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