Reviews for Mirage Pro Angler 12 Kayak by Hobie Cat Company
Based On: 5 Reviews
04-13-2015Submitted by: Surf1
Traded in my Hobbie Outback for the roomier heavier Pro Angler. I have mixed feelings about it. Number 1 it is heavy....very heavy. It is sluggish when doing hard fast turns..just doesn't happen.
If you are under six feet tall this kayak is not for you. The seat is spaced too far from the pedals.
The pedal linkage doesn't feel snug. Sometimes the linkage locks on the pedal drive fail to hold the drive shaft. Also, if a large wave or boat wake is coming at you it is sometimes difficult to get the yak to respond in time. I have been swamped three times so far.
It is roomy, the seat is somewhat comfortable and I like the side rails
08-08-2014Submitted by: DV
My husband and I bought Pro Angler yaks 4 months ago. We have saltwater fished every weekend since purchase. Tons of room! Yak has built in ice chest, 4 rod storage, hidden tackle boxes and most comfy seat ever. The H bar is another major plus.
I can stand and fish even when wind is kicking.
We also have the micro power pole. I can anchor and cast in seconds.
I can honestly say this is the best purchase we ever made!!
04-02-2014Submitted by: Mark
First off, I own a Mirage Sport, Mirage Outback, and my last purchase the Mirage Pro Angler 12. this to qualify my responce to JBM comments [2012-08-31 post] on the Mirage drive system. Once I figured out the quirks of putting the drive in correctly I have had no problems. This is my fault, didn't read the directions. I have been using a Hobie in the Yatch Harbor & ocean for 3 years, and the drive systems have held out flawlessy. I got out every day for a few hours. So I suppose JBM either works for a competing Kayak Co. or he didn't read the directions like me.
My only suggestions for Hobie concerning the Pro Angler 12 are:
Even with my suggestions, I give Hobie Mirage systems a solid 10!
- Seat has no second adjustment for moving seat forward. This means you need to be 6ft tall to get the best comfort for pedaling.
- Near impossible to disconnect paddle behind you. That problem is solved by using the 1/2 ore with adaptor provided & slip it up front.
- No easy access to putting your pole forward of the seat. I build things so it was easy for me to customize my Pro Angler 12.
10-08-2012Submitted by: yaknutz
A friend of mine purchased a Pro Angler 12 from Lancaster County Marine about 2 months ago. Just recently I had a chance to test it out...I was a skeptic at first that the mirage drive was going to really perform the way its advertised...NOT ANYMORE! Hobie really has a fantastic concept!
My buddy fishes just about every week in his Pro Angler 12 and raves about how many fish he catches and the places he can get into. All I can say is that I'm now a believer in the Hobies and my friend is 100% satisfied with his purchase. If you are looking for a very comfortable fishing kayak that is very stable, the Pro Angler 12 is the boat! Check out this great video that he showed me.
Lancaster County Marine definitely knows their boats! Don't hesitate to buy one of these boats, you wont regret it!
08-31-2012Submitted by: JMB
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