Step up to a glass shaft for optimal warmth and stiffness. The Slice Glass Angler paddle features a stiff, durable blade shaped for more aggressive, high angle paddling. Enjoy Bending Branches strength and style, with the features that will change your fishing game. With a tape measure on the shaft and a hook retrieval built right into the blade, the benefits are more than efficiency and convenience. It will help you bring your A-game to your new obsession. You'll want to spend more time on the water with the Bending Branches Slice paddle in your hands.
Made in Osceola, Wisconsin USA
Tape measure on the shaft for quick and easy measuring
Hook retrieval system built into the blade for easy line recovery
Composite ferrule for a confidently tight fit with easy breakdown
Two piece snap-button, feathering to angles: 0 and 60 Left or Right
Heavy-duty rubber drip rings for less water on the shaft
Blades are injection-molded fiberglass with nylon which provides an increase in stiffness and efficiency. The asymmetrical power face helps prevent blade from flutter.
Specific Blade Material:
Fiberglass Reinforced Nylon
6.9in x 17.5in
Heavy Duty Drip Rings
P ANG SLICE OR 210
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This kayak paddle, extra long for solo paddling a canoe (wider than a kayak)is called the "angler" model. It moves my 15-ft canoe splendidly. The manufacturer is Bending Branches, justifiably a leader in the paddle industry.
The 2-piece shaft is handily printed with a 40-inch ruler (centimeters on the opposite side)and the port blade has a curled notch, meant to snag a fishing-doer's leader and, with a twist, release a hooked fish. That part must have seemed like a good idea at design time, but it wasn't. The notch is a nuisance, especially to fly fishermen whose lines are made with a secret gene that compels them to snag anything and everything they can. The notch is a perfect target for that. When you're paddling thru vegetation, it also snags stems.
As a fish releaser, the notch is useful only if the 2-piece paddle is taken apart. Otherwise, it's too long and awkward for that purpose, which is easily met with a nimbler hand tool.
Other than that, the Slice very well serves its purpose for a solo canoeman by giving you two strokes for every one you would take with a canoe paddle. I cover a lot more distance with it, and without the adjustment stroke of a canoe paddle (to keep the track straight) I can fight a headwind more efficiently, with much less fatigue. In tight spots like mangrove tunnels and narrow creeks the extra length can be a liability. Rather than keep taking it apart and putting it back together,I supplement it with a small canoe paddle-- 52 inches long-- which is great for very shallow or tight-fitting waters and quick adjustments. Sum: If you paddle a canoe solo the long kayak paddle is a great idea and the ruler on the shaft is a nice touch, but the notch in the blade isn't.
The Slice Glass Angler paddle is a great paddle for taking fishing. In the paddle blade it has a dehooking cut out. That way you dont have to lean far over your kayak and give your self a chance for you to fall in. You can grab the paddle by one end and slide it onto your caught line and dehook it easily. The paddle is a little heavier if you use it all day long but if your fishing most of the time then this is for you.