Paddling Education

Kayak Fishing the Lower Florida Keys [Video]

What happens when a group of pro anglers hits the Lower Florida Keys for some kayak fishing? Find out in this video…

Growing Old Together: A Canoeist and His Paddle

Minnesota canoeist, Roy Erickson, has used the same Bending Branches paddle for almost 30 years on his trips into the Boundary Waters and Quetico…

Canoe Paddle Grip: Finished or Unfinished?

While some canoe paddle manufacturers offer paddles with an unfinished paddle grip, here’s why Bending Branches only offers paddles with a finished grip…

 

A Wilderness Canoe Trip in Canada’s Algonquin Provincial Park [Video]

Canoeist and filmmaker, Jason Eke, brings us into Canada’s beautiful Algonquin Provincial Park on a wilderness canoe trip, along with his son, Noah. Let’s tag along…

Kayak Fishing Etiquette: To Do or Not To Do?

When we posted that question to our ProStaff and Ambassador Facebook groups, we realized we hit a sore spot! Here’s what our experts say about kayak fishing etiquette…

Canoe Tripping and Life Lessons

If you’ve been on multi-day canoe trips, you likely know something about how canoe tripping can teach you many life lessons. It doesn’t even have to be a long trip—like across Canada or on the entire Northern Forest Canoe Trail…

How Canoeing Makes You Healthier

Ask anyone who canoes and they’ll tell you: Yes, canoeing has made me healthier! It’s not just fun, but can contribute to deep-down health and vitality…

 

Retailer Spotlight: Appomattox River Company

Appomattox River Company has been serving paddlers in Virginia since 1977. They’ve since grown from one location to three, and have supplied customers as far away as Australia…

ProStaffer of the Month: Justin Powell

Our ProStaffer of the Month for March 2019 is Justin Powell—kayak fly fishing angler, conservationist and musician. Let’s meet Justin…

What’s Your Favorite Thing about Kayak Fishing?

We asked this question of our Facebook fans recently: What’s your favorite thing about kayak fishing? Here's what they told us…

A Trip to the South Llano River - Post Flood Condition

In October of 2018 Texas was hit with a tremendous amount of rainfall. Due to the massive amounts of rain, rivers were rushing far beyond their capacity and reached historic levels. Damage was very extensive, many homes were lost, bridges were destroyed and rivers were also damaged.

The Source Runs North: A Canoe Trip across Canada

Six men will embark on a four-month canoe expedition during the summer of 2019. Their aim is to travel 2,800 miles across Canada. Here’s their story…

Bending Branches Angler Pro Carbon, a “Wow” Factor Paddle
I have been giving kayak fishing talks for 10 years and in each one I suggest to those in the audience that they don’t scrimp on their paddle. I tell them to buy the most expensive, lightest paddle they can...
The Evolution of a Paddler
Paddle or Pedal? That is the question launched by the most avid of anglers, or at least a few I know. They wonder if picking up a paddle again after acclimating to the ease of pedals is even worth a...
ProStaffer of the Month: Marty Hughes

Bending Branches ProStaffer of the Month for February 2019 is Nebraska native, Marty Hughes. Let’s meet Marty…

Top 5 Easy-To-Do Breakfast Recipes for Canoe/Kayak Trips

When we’re canoe and kayak camping, we try to keep things simple, yet tasty. That’s the trick. These are the best tried-and-true recipes we’ve found to get you out of camp and back on the water…

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 Hook Kids on Fishing

Drew Gregory is the host of the kayak fishing show “Hooked on Wild Waters.” In this episode he joins a gaggle of young people on Georgia’s upper Chattahoochee River for the Southeastern Youth Kayak Fishing Championship…

Canoe Trip in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Four people and one dog spent 19 days canoeing and hiking in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in July of 2018. Barb Willson, one of the four, tells us about their trip…

Canoeing the Road Less Traveled in Quetico Provincial Park
Canada’s Quetico Provincial Park, in northwest Ontario, offers a million-plus acres of some of the best wilderness canoeing in the world…
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…