November 01, 2020
Kayak fishing has boomed in popularity over the past few years, and with this growth spurt has come a lot of advances in new hull designs, integrated rod and tackle storage, electronics integration, plus developments in seating comfort and overall boat utility. Perhaps the most meaningful introductions have centered around kayak propulsion – beyond the traditional two-bladed paddle.
In terms of the human-powered options, no single introduction has been arguably as significant as Hobie’s 1997 launch of the Mirage Drive, the first leg-powered, pedal-driven powerplant, with a unique fin propulsion system. This advancement heralded the way for improved hull designs for pure...