Paddling Education

Build Your Own Wooden Kayak, Part 1 [Video]

Trailguide Pictures’ Jason Eke walks us through the process of building your own stitch-and-glue wooden kayak…

Kayak Paddle Sizing Guide
How to Size Your Kayak Paddle The two most important factors in choosing the right size kayak paddle are your kayak’s width and your own height… If your paddle is too short you may find yourself banging your knuckles on...
Building a Cedar Strip Canoe [Film]

Join Canadian canoeist and canoe-builder, Jason Eke, as he takes us through his process for building a cedar strip canoe…

How to Store & Transport Your Kayak

ProStaffer and “Flukemaster” Gene Jensen gives us his best tips on how to store and transport a kayak so it lives a long and healthy life…

How to Launch a Fishing Kayak

ProStaffer and Kayak Bass Fishing founder, Chad Hoover, shows us how to launch a fishing kayak in this video…

The Most Basic Canoe Strokes to Master

Canoeing isn’t rocket science! But it’s a whole lot easier and more enjoyable when you’ve mastered a few basic strokes…

Top 6 Photography Tips for Wilderness Canoeing

Dawn LaPointe is a professional nature photographer and co-owner of Radiant Spirit Gallery in Duluth, Minnesota. Here she gives us her top six photography tips for “paddle-ographers”…

4 Paddling Safety Skills to Master

All serious paddlers should master a few basic skills to keep themselves and their paddling buddies safe on the water…

 

Top 5 Tips for Creating Awesome Videos

Canoe There is a “creative media and marketing outfitter.” They recently visited Bending Branches’ headquarters in Osceola, Wisconsin for a photo and video shoot. Here they give us their top 5 tips for creating awesome videos…

Build a Paddling First Aid Kit

A well-stocked first aid kit is something you hope you won’t need on a paddle trip. But you’ll sure be glad to have one along if you do! Here are the basics you won’t want to leave home without…

My 5 Top Tips for Getting Started in Kayak Fishing

Are you just starting out in kayak fishing? Here are my top 5 tips for you…

Canoe & Kayak Paddling Safety Essentials

Know and follow these basic safety tips so you can fully enjoy paddling for a lifetime.

Kayak Paddle Feathering: What is It and Why does it Matter?

To feather or not to feather…that’s a good question! And one we get a lot. So here’s a basic overview of kayak paddle feathering if you’re scratching your head over what it is and why it matters.

Rockgard® - Protects your Paddle

Durability. Beauty. Performance. When designing our world class canoe and kayak paddles, these three things are always front of mind. It’s what our customer’s value and what sets us apart.

The Plus Ferrule System for Ultimate Kayak Paddle Performance

Explains how the Plus ferrule works and the advantages of it.

Canoe Strokes: The J-Stroke

Once the J-stroke is mastered, you'll feel much more in control of your canoe.

Canoe Paddle Sizing Guide

You’ll likely have a paddle in your hands the entire time you’re on the water, so picking the right one is critical. A paddle that fits you and your paddling style can make the difference between a fun, rewarding experience or sore hands and shoulders.

FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions We enjoy talking to passionate paddlers, and we want you to enjoy paddling as much as we do! If you have an issue with your paddle, we want to hear about it. Please e-mail us a photo...
Alternative for hauling your canoe or kayak

Tired of lifting your canoe or kayak up onto the roof of your vehicle yet don't want to spend big bucks on a factory trailers.

Choosing the Proper Canoe Paddle Grip.

Get a grip on the benefits of each style of paddle grip to help you choose the one that is best for you.

'A' Series Registration
Thank-you for purchasing our Limited Edition 'A' Series canoe paddle. It is no longer necessary to register this paddle. We hope you are enjoying your purchase and the adventures that go along with it! Please let us know if you...