It adds up after awhile. One lost pair of pliers, weigh-scale, or Boga grip can really add up. I don’t know how many times one of these slips out of my hands and sinks to the bottom of the lake. If there was ever a drawback to kayak fishing it’s not having enough space to store everything. That leaves valuable items like pliers and Boga grips lying around on the deck of your kayak. You would think that it’s almost impossible for one to fall overboard, but stuff happens when you are fighting a fish in a kayak. Take for instance the time I grabbed my net to land a fish unknowingly snagging my pliers and tossing them into the lake. Nothing is safe from sinking unless you attach a floating accessory leash by Yak-Gear.
Putting a leash on it your valuable gear starts with selecting the right leash. Yak-Gear (www.yak-gear.com) makes a number of leashes for paddling equipment including a Floating Accessory Leash. The Floating Accessory Leash was designed for Boga grips or other important paddling gear to keep them afloat if they go overboard; in addition to being used on other items like nets or waterproof cameras.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to install a Floating Accessory Leash to your equipment. Simply thread the taped end of the leash through the hole in your equipment or item making sure to put the small piece of shrink wrap included on first. Then make a 2-inch loop and secure the loop with the Hog Rings included by using a pair of pliers. Slide the shrink wrap over your Hog Rings and a little over the loop and heat till it has shrunk securely. A Floating Accessory Leash can be attached to anything that has a D ring, pad eye, belt loop, or seat buckle by using the carabiner that is included.
If you are out in saltwater Yak-Gear recommends that you rinse your Floating Accessory Leash thoroughly with fresh water after each use. The carabiner will also need to be sprayed about every second time out with an anti-corrosive. The same anti-corrosive spray should also be applied about every fourth time out to the bungee to keep it soft and pliable. The Floating Accessory Leash comes with an unconditional lifetime warranty should it break during normal use. For complete information on the warranty go to the Yak-Gear website.
It does add up after awhile. Gear or paddling equipment just seems to find its way out of your watercraft. Nothing is safe, but at least you have an option. You can save your valuable items or paddling equipment by putting a leash on it.
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