Paddling Education

Winter Kayak Fishing: Be Safe in Cold Weather [Video]
As the weather cools down going into fall and then winter, the water temperatures drop, too. There are important safety considerations when you kayak fish in the winter.
Kayak Paddle Care
Even the toughest paddles in the industry appreciate a little love. Here at Bending Branches, we know our paddles perform best when they receive the proper care. Here are a few tricks to keeping your paddle in tip-top condition for years of paddling adventures
Fall Bass Fishing in Tennessee
Fall fishing in Tennessee is not only beautiful, but it's exciting! Early October in the south means cooler mornings, and leaves that are just starting to turn beautiful hues of gold and crimson. Early autumn also signals the time when...
Gear Tips: Packing Light for a Canoe Trip [Video]

Bending Branches ProStaffer, Careena Belnap, is an avid outdoors woman from Ontario, Canada. In this video she takes us through the gear she and her husband bring on their wilderness canoe trips.

How to Stand Up to Fish in a Kayak

Many anglers love the option of being able to fish out of their kayak from either a sitting or standing position. If standing is new to you, ProStaffers Gene Jensen and Chad Hoover have some tips in these videos…

Canoe Trip Food: What Are Your Options?
A multi-day canoe trip is a unique wilderness experience that, like backpacking, means you pack your food wherever you go. Let’s look at your options for canoe trip food so you can make the best choices for your group and situation.
How to Choose a Canoe Paddle

So you want to buy a canoe paddle. Though the options may seem overwhelming, when you answer just a few questions you can narrow down your choice quite easily.


Bending Branch’s Angler Pro vs. Angler Navigator Kayak Fishing Paddles

Here at Bending Branches we’re committed to making the best kayak fishing paddles on the market. Let’s compare our two top high-end paddles: the Angler Pro vs. the Angler Navigator.

Canoe Camping with Your Dog

So you want to bring your dog canoe camping. Sounds like a great adventure! Here are a few things to keep in mind before you head out…

Going Full Circle

Getting back to my roots was the biggest blessing of 2020.

73-Day Family Canoe Trip in the Northwest Territories
In the summer of 2019, Dwane Roberg and Sarah Carty, along with their two young children and two dogs, embarked on a wilderness canoe trip that would total 73 days.
Kayak Paddle Ferrule Systems: Snap-Button vs. Plus Telescoping

Bending Branches offers two different ferrule systems for many of our kayak fishing and recreational kayak paddles. We’ll compare them here, but first…

Learn Three Basic Kayak Strokes [Video]

Whether you’re a recreational kayaker or a kayak angler, learn some basic paddle strokes and your time on the water will be more efficient and much more enjoyable.

Learn to Kayak Fish Big Bodies of Water [Video]

Bending Branches’ ProStaffer, Chad Hoover of Kayak Bass Fishing, tells us his best tips for fishing big bodies of water. You don’t have to be intimidated by them…

YouTube Kayak Fishing Channels for Angling Tips & Tricks
Several of the anglers on our Bending Branches ProStaff team have YouTube channels focused on helping you
How to Size a Canoe, Kayak or SUP Paddle from Home

There are a couple key questions to ask when sizing a paddle for kayak fishing:

  1. How wide is my fishing kayak?
  2. Does it have an adjustable-height seat?
Why Paddling Locally is Wonderful, Too
It seems to be human nature to dream about canoeing or kayaking in far off, exotic places. Somehow we think it’s better than paddling the waters in our own backyard.
How to Shuttle Kayaks, Canoes & People with Social Distance in Mind
We’re dying to get out on the water after weeks of quarantine…but still want to practice safe social distancing. How do we do that?
Bending Branches’ Angler Classic vs. Angler Ace

Our Angler Classic and Angler Ace kayak fishing paddles are both extremely popular paddles our customers love. What’s the difference between them?

How to Choose the Right Paddle for Kayak Fishing
After you have found the right kayak for yourself, the second most important decision for beginners of kayak fishing is: what is the right paddle for me?
6 Ways Canoeing & Kayaking are Ideal Social Distancing Activities

Of all the great ways to get active outside in these times of social distancing, canoeing and kayaking are a couple of the best! Here’s why…