camo colored boats
Posted by: old_user on Sep-02-10 12:08 PM (EST)
just saw this on the website for Hurricane Aquasports,
models offered in sit in and SOT thermoformed kayaks.Their branded name for thermoformed plastic is Tryloy.
I'm not affiliated w. the company but have owned on of their SINKS and currently having fun w. their Phoenix 120 SOT. Trylon is light and strong.
The camo pattern seems fairly hard to find in kayaks.
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hard to see in the water too|
Posted by: old_user on Sep-03-10 8:51 AM (EST)
You know that a motor boat sees you after they've felt the "bump". I always advocate against dark colored kayaks. The myth that fish are spooked by bright kayaks is debunked on a daily basis.
Posted by: Big_D on Sep-04-10 3:40 PM (EST)
Maybe a camo boat is nice if you're duck hunting. Ducks see things from the air looking down. A big white or yellow kayak would stick out like a sore thumb. However when you're fishing, the bottom of the boat is shadow to the fish. They are underneath looking up. Between the fish and the sun is the top of the boat. So the bottom just basically looks like an area of dark surrounded by an area of light regardless of the color of the plastic.
Near miss maybe|
Posted by: bananaboat on Mar-23-11 12:45 PM (EST)
I have thought about a camo boat for fishing as a matter of fact the place where I'm going to buy my next kayak has several of them. It always comes back to being seen though. Being seen and not heard "thump-thump" is a good idea. I have had a couple of near misses but a big yellow boat is hard to over look unless you want to. One so called near miss passed so close to me he all but flipped me out of my boat. I guess my fishing interfered with his water skying. I'm convinced though that I've been saved at the last minute just because the color yellow and the light blue paddle tips helps too.
Lots of brigh white, yellow....|
Posted by: steve_in_idaho on Mar-24-11 3:56 PM (EST)
....and shiny aluminum motorboats are filled with people catching plenty of fish. I had a camo-colored royalex canoe for a while that I caught a lot of fish out if, but no more easily than other canoes.
Posted by: razor on Apr-10-11 1:50 PM (EST)
Get the color you want IMO. If you want a darker colored boat, go for it. All the reds, yellows and orange flood the market because people are always looking for that "Be Seen Factor."
Posted by: old_user on May-13-11 12:01 PM (EST)
Posted by: Wolfscout on Nov-16-11 8:07 AM (EST)
I don't think camo matters unless you are going waterfowl hunting.