Paddling Education

Paddling Lake Powell: Otherworldly Beauty

Lake Powell, the second largest man-made lake in America, is one of the most stunning paddling destinations in the world…

Angler Pro: Kayak Fishing Paddle of the Year…Again!
We’re very honored and proud that the Angler Pro has been awarded Kayak Fishing Paddle of the Year for the 6th year in a row!
How Kayak Fishing Makes You Healthier
Did you know kayak fishing isn’t just fun? It adds to your physical, mental and emotional well-being. Here’s how…
How to Repair a Wooden Canoe Paddle [Video]

Jason Eke, Canadian canoeist and filmmaker, shares his process for repairing a wooden canoe paddle so it looks and performs as good as new…

Choosing a Kayak Fishing Paddle [Video]

What really matters when it comes to choosing a kayak fishing paddle? We narrow it down to four basics for you…

Crawfish: Red Bull for Bass
To catch bass consistently and throughout the year it is essential to know as much about the fish, its habits, likes and dislikes...
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…

Four Essential Kayak Fishing Factors
While it sometimes appears to be complicated, bass fishing can be distilled down to a few key factors that can lead to more consistent success. You’ll be surprised at the simplicity, no high tech concepts, just a common sense application...
Big Bass Secrets for the Kayak Angler

Now, a closer look at rods, reels, line and lures to help you fool that trophy fish.

BIG Bass Secrets Part one
For the kayak angler that targets bass very little evokes a higher adrenaline rush than the sight of a trophy bass at the end of their line. It’s been said that “10% of the fishermen catch 90% of the bass”....
My Top Kayak Fishing Tips for Beginners

I’m often asked for advice by those just starting out in the kayak fishing world. Here are my top tips for you…

The Kayak Crappie Classroom
While I like paddle any kind of water I must admit I’m a river rat. On my email it says, “There’s magic in moving water”. I dedicate my time to going full tilt in every aspect of my life including...
Canoeing in the Black Hills

Canoeing isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of the Black Hills—at least not for Minnesotans like me! But with lakes, rivers and reservoirs scattered throughout this beautiful area, it’s sure worth looking into.

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…

Top Kayak Fishing Tips from Our Ambassadors

Are you just getting started in kayak fishing? Or have you been fishing for awhile, but still appreciate tips from the pros? We asked some of our Bending Branches’ Ambassadors for their best kayak fishing tips…

NEW Bending Branches Angler Models

Introducing new and updated Angler models to the Bending Branches family! This is our biggest new product announcement in kayak fishing since 2012, when we first introduced the Angler family. 

Can I Get an Unfinished Wood Paddle?

Our Customer Service Team is here to answer your questions and help you in any way we can. Here are a couple questions we get occasionally…

Canoe Camping: Bear Safety

Knowing bear safety is an important part of canoe camping when you’re in bear territory. Here are some tips to keep in mind...As our friends at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources say: “The best way to avoid bear problems is to not attract them in the first place.”

Kayak Fishing Paddling Tips [Video]

Bending Branches’ ProStaffers Chad Hoover and Gene Jensen team up in this video to explain how great paddling technique makes you a better kayak angler.

Our Favorite Fishing Kayak Makers

Once you decide kayak angling is for you, your fishing kayak is the largest investment you’ll make. To help you with your research, here are some of our favorite fishing kayak manufacturers…

Canoe & Kayak Paddling Safety Essentials

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