Bending Branches’ Angler Classic vs. Angler Ace

Our Angler Classic and Angler Ace kayak fishing paddles are both extremely popular paddles our customers love. What’s the difference between them?

Bending Branches’ Angler Classic Kayak Fishing Paddle

Our Angler Classic is the best-selling kayak fishing paddle on the market. It features all the bells and whistles of our high-end paddles at a price anyone can afford. 

Bending Branches' Angler Classic kayak fishing paddle
Our Angler Classic kayak fishing paddle (photo courtesy of @bradhicksfishing)

 

Here’s the Angler Classic:

  • Fiberglass-reinforced nylon blades available in sage green or orange
  • 95 square inch blade surface area
  • Fiberglass shaft available in both snap-button and telescoping ferrule
  • Hook retrieval system built into one blade and dual tape measure (inches and centimeters) on the shaft
  • 35 ounces
  • $139.95 for the snap-button and $164.95 for the telescoping ferrule

Bending Branches’ Angler Ace Kayak Fishing Paddle

Our Angler Ace combines rock-solid durability with lightweight performance which gives you ultimate value in a kayak fishing paddle. This paddle was completely redesigned in 2019 to make it even better.

Here are the specs for the Angler Ace:

  • Carbon-reinforced nylon blades available in black
  • 105 square inches of blade surface area
  • 100% Carbon shaft available in both snap-button and telescoping ferrule
  • Hook retrieval system built into one blade and dual tape measure (inches and centimeters) on the shaft
  • 30 ounces
  • $199.95 for the snap-button and $224.95 for the telescoping ferrule model

What’s the Big Difference?

As you can see by comparing these lists, the big difference between the Classic and the Ace is the materials we use to build them.

The Ace uses carbon, which is pricier but makes a significantly lighter paddle. You’ll notice that difference when you’re on the water for hours at a time, if you paddle long distances to reach your fishing spot and if you fish multiple days in a row.

Kayak angler with Bending Branches Angler Ace paddle
An angler using Bending Branches’ Angler Ace (photo courtesy of @kayak_plug)

Both paddles are made with the same care by the same people in the same factory. They are both high-quality, high-performance paddles you’ll be proud to own and happy to use for all your kayak fishing adventures.

What other paddle questions do you have? Contact our Wisconsin-based Customer Service team today: 715-755-3405 • [email protected]

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