Paddling Education

How to choose the right paddle
I believe the most commonly asked questions I’ve seen around kayak forums are: “What kind of paddle do I need?” and “What length of paddle should I get for X, Y or Z kayak?” For the most part, there are...
Review: Bending Branches Angler Pro and New Navigator Wood Paddle

The most important tool in every kayak angler's toolbox is his paddle. The paddle is the engine of a kayak, and can either aide or hinder you while out fishing. As such, great care should be taken in choosing the right one.

Basic Checklist for Kayak Fishing

Bending Branches Ambassador, Jason Kincy, has made a very useful checklist for those that are interested in kayak fishing! Join in on the trend with these basic necessities.

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.

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...
Caring for Your Wood Paddle

Your paddle won’t need any special care except to protect it from the elements between trips. If the finish of the paddle does become scratched or worn through, you can repair it. Here's how:

80 Year-Old Paddling the Entire Mississippi River

Dale Sanders is not letting age stand in the way of his dreams. The 80 year-old from Bartlett, Tennessee, recently departed on a trip down the Mississippi River. He started in Lake Itasca and headed toward his destination, the Gulf of Mexico. If Dale completes his journey, he will be the oldest person to have ever paddled the entire Mississippi. He is not only embarking on this trip to break records, he is paddling for a cause. Dale is trying to raise awareness and funds to help fight Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes, a disease which his grand-niece suffers from. He plans on completing the 2,320 mile journey in 80 days, 8 days faster than the average canoe trip down the river. Check out this interview with Dale, he truly is an inspiring person!…

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.

Rockgard- Make sure you're protected.

If you want to buy a new paddle every year or two, that's fine. But if you want to get more bang for your buck and hold a paddle that you can trust for the long haul- your paddle needs to have Rockgard!

How to Properly Use a Bent-Shaft Canoe Paddle [Video]

They say the shortest distance between two points is a straight line, they obviously haven't used a bent shaft paddle before.

Have the Right Canoe Paddle for Your Trip.

Choosing the proper paddle based on the type of adventure your setting out on can make the difference between a great paddling memory and one that you wont want to repeat again.

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.

Bent vs. Straight Shaft Canoe Paddles

Is bent or straight best for you? Find out the why difference can make a difference!

'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...
Bending Branches Welcomes 9 New Fishing Pros
February 5, 2015 – Bending Branches, the global leader in kayak and canoe paddles, is starting 2015 with a bang in the kayak fishing community. Effective immediately, 9 new professional kayak anglers have been added to the Bending Branches national...
Informational Video Library
Here are a few informational videos from the paddling experts at Bending Branches that can help you choose the right paddle and offer a little guidance in the world of paddling.
Stand-Up Paddle Sizing Guide

Like any paddle sport, choosing the correct length for your stand-up paddle will make your paddling easier, more efficient and more enjoyable.

Bending Branches 101
Every paddle we build is made to last. Durability isn't our only concern however. Bending Branches paddles are also comfortable, beautiful and efficient. All Bending Branches Wood Canoe Paddles are Hand-Crafted in Osceola WI, USA Features Laminate in Shaft. 2...
Team Bending Branches Members Danish canoeist, Martin Strunge Kayak Kevin Friends of Bending Branches What About Blue Certification Resources American Canoe Association (ACA) American Whitewater Association (AWW) British Canoe Association (BCU)
Launch Your Boat
Powered by