Gift Ideas for Paddlers

Bending Branches has a paddle for everyone, whether for canoeing, kayaking, kayak fishing or paddleboarding. Here are some ideas to get you started…

The Beginner or Occasional Paddler

Loon Recreational Canoe Paddle • $74.95 MSRP—Handcrafted out of basswood and maple. The blade is tipped with our patented Rockgard® protection. Straight shaft with a classic palm grip that’s comfortable and easy to hold. Comes in 5 different lengths. Click here for more…

Angler Scout Kayak Fishing Paddle • $99.95 MSRP—While not our cheapest paddle, it comes with both the hook retrieval system and tape measure on the shaft…something any fisherman will appreciate! Aluminum shaft with engineered polymer blades. Comes in 3 lengths and 2 colors. Click here for more…

Whisper Recreational Kayak Paddle • $64.95 MSRP—The best-selling kayak paddle in the world, and for good reason—it’s a great combination of affordability and quality. Aluminum shaft with polypropylene blades. Comes in 4 lengths. Click here for more…

The Intermediate or Weekend Adventure Paddler

Explorer Plus Performance Canoe Paddle • $119.95 MSRP—Handcrafted using 7 laminates of basswood and roasted basswood. The tip and sides of the blade are edged with our Rockgard® protection for years of use. The comfortable and versatile free-style palm grip is set on a straight shaft. 6 lengths to choose from. A long-time favorite. Click here for more…

Angler Classic Kayak Fishing Paddle • $149.95/$174.95 MSRP—Durable fiberglass shaft with rugged fiberglass-reinforced nylon blades. Hook retrieval system and ovalized shaft with tape measure. Comes in 2 colors. Available with either a snap-button ferrule in 5 lengths, or a telescoping ferrule for length adjustment and unlimited blade feathering. Click here for more…

Slice Hybrid Touring Kayak Paddle • $129.95/$149.95 MSRP—A great combination of comfort, durability and affordability. Carbon ovalized shaft with engineered polymer blades. Lightweight but very strong. Comes with either a 3-hole snap-button ferrule or telescoping ferrule for more versatility. Snap button model available in 4 lengths. Click here for more…

The Advanced or Lifetime Paddler

Sunburst 11 or Sunburst ST Canoe Paddle • $224.95/$214.95 MSRP—The Sunburst paddle combines years of wood-crafting artistry with state-of-the-art composite technology. The blade is a gorgeous blend of red alder, basswood and roasted basswood that’s reinforced with fiberglass and edged with our patented Rockgard® protection. The ovalized shaft is made of aviation-grade T-700 carbon. Comes in either a straight shaft (ST) or bent shaft (11). Click here for more…

Angler Pro Kayak Fishing Paddle • $329.95/$354.95 MSRP—Designed by kayak anglers for kayak fishing. A world-class paddle for the angler who demands the best. The ovalized shaft is made of aviation-grade T-700 carbon with a pre-printed tape measure. The oversized blades are multi-laminate fiberglass. It comes in 3 colors. The snap-button ferrule model comes in 5 different lengths. The telescoping ferrule for ultimate versatility comes in 2 lengths. Click here for more…

Navigator Wood Kayak Paddle • $299.95/$324.95 MSRP—You’ll definitely stand out from the kayak crowd with this combination of hand-crafted blades made from red alder and roasted basswood along with a super durable, ovalized T-700 carbon shaft. The blades are wrapped in fiberglass and protected with our patented Rockgard® around the edges. This paddle weighs only 28 ounces, making it a breeze for all-day trips. Comes with either the snap-button ferrule in 4 lengths or the telescoping ferrule in 2 lengths. Click here for more…

The Serious Stand Up Paddler

Balance or Amp Stand Up Paddles • $284.95 MSRP—These paddles are both made with a carbon shaft and a 10º bend. The blade is beautifully hand-crafted with red alder, basswood and roasted basswood, wrapped with fiberglass and edged with our patented Rockgard® protection. The Balance features a slightly smaller blade than the Amp, which is designed for power and maneuverability. Both are available in either a 1-piece model in 9 different lengths, or a 2-piece adjustable-length model in 2 different lengths. Click here for more…

(See more stand-up paddles here.)