Paddling Education

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…

From the Archive - A Summer Trip to the South Llano River

With temperatures reaching into the 20's for Texas (this is cold for the Lone Star State), I thought another article from the Summer would help to warm things up. 

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…

The Angler Family of Kayak Fishing Paddles

The Bending Branches’ Angler family of kayak fishing paddles keeps getting better and better…and there’s one for every angler!

“3 Things I Wish I’d Known about Kayak Fishing” [Video]

ProStaffer and founder of Kayak Bass Fishing, Chad Hoover talks about the three things he wishes he’d known before he got into kayak fishing in this video…

A Quick Guide to Alabama’s Canoe Trails

Alabama's diverse paddling trails range from dark, alligator-infested bayous to raging whitewater rivers.

World-Class Canoeing in the Boundary Waters

The world-class canoeing and backcountry camping of the Boundary Waters is a must for every canoeist’s list. Check out what makes this area so famous…

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”…

The Insider's Guide to Delaware Water Gap
The Delaware Water Gap, which straddles the Pennsylvania-New Jersey state line, is one of the region’s top destinations for outdoor adventure.
Kayak Fishing in Hawaii

Bending Branches’ customer and Angler Pro user, Robert Kramer, fishes off the coast of his home island of Oahu…

A Guide to Exploring Philpott Lake
Shards of afternoon sunlight stream between the clouds scattered above Philpott Lake, making the water glisten. As I paddle away from the Twin Ridge Recreation Area, my tiny kayak is the only disturbance to the lake’s still surface...
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…

 

Canoe Camping in the Sierra Nevadas of California

If you don’t mind dressing for cool weather, spring canoe camping in the Sierra Nevadas means all the beauty without all the crowds…

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…

Retailer Spotlight: Rutabaga Paddlesports, Wisconsin

Rutabaga Paddlesports has a claim-to-fame like no other paddle retailer: they host the largest consumer paddle event in the world—Canoecopia. But they do far more than that! Let’s get to know them…

Bending Branches’ Expedition Plus Canoe Paddle

The Expedition Plus is the ultimate wilderness canoe paddle. It’s designed for long days on the water…for multiple days in a row…in tough conditions.

Top Tips for Rigging Your Own Kayak

We love our social media fans! A few of them generously offered their top tips for rigging your own kayak for fishing. Take a look at their advice…

Kayak Fishing Gear for Beginners to Baby Boomers

For the new angler or the seasoned veteran there is a kayak fishing formula for you. Regardless of age, size or budget you can join the fishing kayak culture. Safety, success, exercise and excitement all await almost anyone willing to pick up the paddle.

Paddling in Sparkleberry Swamp, South Carolina

Sparkleberry Swamp is a submerged cypress-tupelo forest that’s one of South Carolina’s most popular destinations for paddlers…

ProStaffer of the Month: Jason Schall

South Carolina native, Jason Schall, is Bending Branches’ ProStaffer of the Month for March, 2018. Let’s meet Jason…