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 Post subject: What to use?
PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 4:46 pm 
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So I am new to Kayaking and will be picking my PA14 up next week. This will be very 1st kayak and don't have any experience kayaking before. I wanted to know what does everyone where when they are out on their yaks fishing? Do you wear a wetsuit, dry suit, just board shorts and a top, etc.? I will be fishing mostly saltwater and will be out most of the year as long as conditions allow, maybe not in the winter. I am purchasing guy cotten surf top soon as I will be replacing my aquaskinz surf top for surf fishing. Will the guy cotten top work as a dry top on the kayak?


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 Post subject: Re: What to use?
PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 5:35 pm 
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I'm in North Florida so our winters are pretty mild. When I fished this winter I wore jeans, a sweat shirt, and a wind proof jacket. In the summer I'm usually in a pair of light Columbia pants, and a long sleeve Columbia shirt. The PA is such a stable platform that I've never really needed any technical gear. The only time I really even deal with spray is when fishing in 25-30mph winds or more.


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 Post subject: Re: What to use?
PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 5:37 pm 
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I am up here in NJ where it is much colder lol


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 Post subject: Re: What to use?
PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 5:55 pm 
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Full on dry suits are the trend up here in NJ. I like to use Kokatat Tempest Dry Pants and NRS splash top together with the proper insulating layers underneath. All synthetic in case I turtle. May I ask where you are in NJ?


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 Post subject: Re: What to use?
PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 5:56 pm 
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I live in Newark, NJ. But I fish pretty much all over the Tri State Area


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 Post subject: Re: What to use?
PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 4:47 am 
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Awesome, I'm south of you. I usually fish Cape May Co. and Del.Bay.


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 Post subject: Re: What to use?
PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 12:48 pm 
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Location: Macon, GA / Panama City Beach, FL
Just a rule of thumb to remember, when the air and water temp equal less than 100 degrees, hypothermia can be present.

I'm in the south, so a decent, breathable rainsuit with velcro cuffs works for me most of the time. I never wear cotton next to my skin, only wool or high tech fast-dry synthetics.

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