I'm a firm believer in the Silent Traction System also. As we have 2 Pro Anglers and 2 other kayaks (Tarpons) we have placed the Silent Traction System on all 4 kayaks and have been very satisfied with it. It is made of a neoprene and you can get it with or without an adhesive backing. It doesn’t absorb heat, it doesn’t crack, it is tacky and helps with traction, it makes the boat quieter while moving around and banging things, it looks cool. We are also using another product from the same company a PVC that we are using in the tankwells, it allows water to flow through it, it has cushion to it, and it also eliminates a lot of sound that would travel thru your hull. You can purchase it in sheets so you can customize the size and shape you tour liking with some strong scissors, or razor blade.
Think of it as the Ninja Suit for your kayak.
Neoprene mesh for the tankwell.
Here is the PVC that we use for the tankwells
More PVC mesh
STS added to the rod holder location
STS added to the side trays
STS added to where the reel would hit the hull creating noise and wear on the reel.
Behind the seat tankwell
Tarpon 120 outfitted
Front of the 160
The STS work, holds up well, and it owned by a good family orientated person Chris Stewart