Introducing Bending Branches’ 2020 New Product 

See what’s new from us and available for sale starting September 3, 2019. 


New: Catalyst Canoe Paddle


The Catalyst Canoe paddle is our own company-wide catalyst to be more sustainable in our practices. Fueled by a desire to do our part in keeping the planet pristine, we developed this paddle to use remnants from first quality paddles, saving that wood from the firebox. Not only are we reducing our excess material, $5 from each paddle purchased goes to support American Rivers, a non-profit dedicated to protecting wild rivers, restoring damaged rivers, and conserving clean water for people and nature.

Each paddle is made from a combination of red alder, maple, basswood, and roasted basswood pieces that are laid by hand into a unique pattern. Weighing in at 24 oz., this paddle exceeds our strength testing standards with full Rockgard® coverage and a 4 oz. fiberglass wrap, so durability is never an issue. The Catalyst is day trip ready and is comfortable to canoe with for hours due to the ovalization of the solid basswood shaft. It’s smooth paddling on flatwaters with our 118 sq. in. classic teardrop blade shape. Available with a classic palm grip on the bent shaft option, it retails for $149.95. The straight shaft option offers the universal freestyle palm grip for $139.95.

Hand-crafted in Osceola, Wisconsin. Join us in sparking change in the paddling industry with the new Catalyst canoe paddle.


New: Glowtek Pattern


We’re excited to introduce the new, vibrant Glowtek pattern for the 6x Paddle of the Year, the Angler Pro. Designed by our ProStaff team, Ambassador JR Rowland’s pattern was the top selection among submissions from our top kayak fishing talent. The Angler Pro continues to offer the performance and durability you know and trust from Bending Branches, now with a new look to make you stand out on the water.



New: 270 and 280cm Lengths

You asked for it. Longer fishing shafts are here! You can now purchase lengths of 270cm and 280cm for the Angler Classic, Angler Ace, Angler Pro, Angler Pro Carbon, and Angler Navigator in the snap-button options. Compatible with wider boats, these longer kayak fishing shafts offer more versatility on the water.


Bending Branches is the world’s largest manufacturer of quality canoe and kayak paddles. Bending Branches revolutionized the paddle industry with the first composite tipped canoe paddle in 1982. Today Bending Branches is a leader in innovation of canoe paddles and kayak fishing paddles. As a service-driven, quality-focused, American manufacturer, Bending Branches remains a privately held company in Osceola, Wisconsin staffed by paddling enthusiasts. Connect with Bending Branches at or Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.