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    St. Catharines, Ontario
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    Providing you with the gear and advice to enjoy the outdoors and kayak fishing in Niagara and beyond.

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  1. Hi Everyone, Just a quick note to say that all our fishing kayak models are now at end of season clearance pricing. We've also got a few "blems" which are boats that sustained scratches in shipping to us. These are reduced further, and you're probably going to put more scratches in them anyways! To see the models click the following link, the blems aren't listed on the website, so stop on by if interested. https://outdoorsoriented.com/collections/sit-on-top-angling-kayaks
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    Which style of Yak??

    Hey Boogaloo, As you'll probably see, most folks use a sit on top for fishing, but there are some who still prefer a sit inside. Consider a few things when deciding what's best for you; - Are you planning on using it in colder months? If so, a sit inside will be a dryer ride, and allows the use of a sprayskirt. - Are you planning on paddling it for fun as well as fishing? Generally speaking (there's always exceptions) a sit inside will paddle more efficiently than a sit on top. - Do you want maximum stability and/or the ability to stand up? Sit on top all the way here. - Do you want to be able to outfit it with lots of accessories? Typically the sit on tops will be better here too. We sell lots of kayaks and have a bit of everything so if you have a chance stop in and see us and we can show you what's available and are always happy to pull boats out/down from our racks to check out and sit in/on. If you're coming in ask for myself or "BR" as we're the two who have the most experience with all the models. Jamie
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    Transportation question

    You mentioned you've been using foam blocks, but didn't mention if these are directly on the roof, or if they're on crossbars. Both will work, but if on crossbars then I would agree with above that it's actually quite a solid way to transport a Sit on Top. If they're directly on the roof they'll still work but it's not as secure and you run a higher risk of scratching the car if any dirt is trapped under the blocks. If you want to talk crossbars let me know as we sell Yakima and Thule. Make sure when you're tying down the front and back that you secure it to solid points, not just plastic. Many newer vehicles are completely covered in plastic under the front bumper, if this is the case check out "hood loops". There's a few types, but basically they attach under your hood and peek out so that you can attach to them. This also keeps the straps from rubbing against the bumper. Jamie
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    Buying First Kayak - Need Advice

    Hey Genec - As dwc67 suggested, take a look at the Ride series from Wilderness Systems. These come in a few different configurations, and have been a top choice for fishing kayaks over the last few years. Extremely stable, comfortable seats (a few options) lots of features, and a quality build that is top of class. Wilderness Systems has changed the lineup a bit for 2017 so there's a few configurations that are discontinued. The last few remaining ones we've got are on sale for huge reductions, far cheaper than they regularly sold at when current. Check out the following links: https://outdoorsoriented.com/collections/sit-on-top-angling-kayaks/products/wilderness-systems-ride-115x https://outdoorsoriented.com/collections/sit-on-top-angling-kayaks/products/ride-115x-max The other option that we've had really good success with is the Pescador Pro from Perception, it's shorter, but brings the weight way down if car-topping is an issue. https://outdoorsoriented.com/collections/sit-on-top-angling-kayaks/products/perception-pescador-pro-10 I'd be happy to answer any other questions you've got, or if you stop into the shop ask for myself or the assistant manager, BR. Jamie
  5. Hi Guys, Wanted to give everyone a heads up that we're offering an exclusive $100-$150 bonus off select in-stock Wilderness Systems fishing kayaks. This brings these prices lower than we've ever had them and if you've been thinking about getting a new kayak, this is the time! Check the link for the full post in our forum:
  6. Hi Guys, Edited 2-23-17 Last years models are all sale priced to move. Check our website for the prices before they're gone (which will likely be before the season starts!)
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    Gear Swap - June 18

    Yes Jordan, fishing gear is allowed.
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    Gear Swap - June 18

    Our first ever Gear Swap! What is it? Your opportunity to buy or sell previously loved outdoor gear. When? Sellers - Bring in your items (clean please) anytime between June 13th and 17th. Large items like kayaks, canoes and bikes must be dropped off the 17th. Buyers - Shop the items on Saturday, June 18th, 10-4 Where? An event tent in the parking lot in front of the store. How? Tell us your desired sales price upon drop off. You’ll receive a receipt detailing the items you’re selling. Show me the money!!! If your item sells you can choose to take 80% cash, or 100% store credit. Unsold items must be picked up by Wednesday, June 22nd. ***All outdoor gear and clothing is allowed including bikes. No motorized or dangerous goods please.***
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    Tent Day

    Thanks Cliff, but this was actually yesterday! Tents aren't setup, but we'd be happy to extend the sale pricing to anyone interested today. Jamie
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    Outdoors Oriented Paddle Day 2016

    Cross-posting with Cliff's approval: OUTDOORS ORIENTED PADDLE DAY Sunday, May 1, 2016, 10am-4pm Charles Daley Park Check out the post in our section of the forum for all the details. This is a great opportunity to try out a bunch of Wilderness Systems fishing models (among others), talk with the reps, and get great deals on boats and accessories. http://www.niagarafi...showtopic=33684
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    Outdoors Oriented Paddle Day 2016

    OUTDOORS ORIENTED PADDLE DAY Sunday, May 1, 2016, 10am-4pm Charles Daley Park Check out the post in our section of the forum for all the details. This is a great opportunity to try out a bunch of Wilderness Systems fishing models (among others), talk with the reps, and get great deals on boats and accessories. http://www.niagarafishing.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=33684
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    Paddle Day 2016 - Sunday, May 1

    OUTDOORS ORIENTED PADDLE DAY Sunday, May 1, 2016, 10am-4pm Charles Daley Park This is the event not to miss if you're in the market for a kayak or SUP. We're the Niagara region's largest paddlesports dealer and this annual event is a great opportunity to "try before you buy" and get great one-day only sale prices. Kayaks and SUP's will be on hand for free test paddling from Wilderness Systems, Necky, Perception, Delta and BluWave. Talk with manufacturers reps and store staff who can assist you in picking the perfect model for your needs. We don't just stop at the boats and boards though; you'll also find specials on PFD's, Paddles, Roof Racks, and accessories. Charles Daley Park is located on the North Service Rd. just West of Seventh St. in St. Catharines. *Please note the Seventh St. Bridge and exits off the QEW are under constuction. Please use alternate routes such as exiting at Jordan Rd. off the QEW when coming from Hamilton, or making your way to the North Service Rd. from Third St. in St. Catharines.
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    2016 Fishing Kayak Line-Up

    That's right, Sunday May 1st is our Paddle Day. I'll post more details closer to then, but as always is a great day to get out on the water and test all these boats above!
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    Few Questions

    Sounds good, I'm not in this weekend, but BR is and he knows all these boats well (and actually has a Commander himself) We're still in "winter-mode" so all the models are are here, just hanging, we can always bring down though if you want to sit and play with any. Jamie
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    2016 Fishing Kayak Line-Up

    You can check out all the folowing models including more specs and photos at our website HERE For 2016 the popular Wilderness Systems styles are all back again, with the addition of a new model from Perception that we're quite excited about. Here's some of the details: Wilderness Systems Ride Series Available in 11.5' and 13.5' models. Available with a standard adjustable seat, or the new Airpro Max seat which allows even more adjustment including the ability to raise the entire seat to offer a better fishing and viewing position. These models can be purchased in many configurations including basic versions, pre-oufitted "angler" models, and the "X" version of the 11.5' model which adds even more cool features like a removable center console to attach a fish finder to, and upgraded heavy-duty rigging points and handles. If you're looking for a boat to stand in to cast and fish these are some of the best options out there. The unique shape of the hull gives great stability, but is also quicker than standard flat bottom boats. Thresher 155 Designed for use on larger bodies of water (Lake Erie and Ontario are begging for this boat) the Thresher is perfect for the paddler/angler that wants a quick boat that can handle rougher conditions and gives you an incredible amount of storage and outfitting options. ATAK 140 The ATAK basically incorporates every feature ever asked for on an angling kayak. The deck is designed to allow easy standing and walking, the seat is the new Airpro Max, and it has similar storage and configuration options to the Thresher. Commander 120 This hybrid crossover combines the kayak paddling experience with exceptional stability and the capacity of a canoe. The SlideTrax outfitting system creates versatility for a variety of uses. Perception Pescador Pro 10 Perception is lesser known in the angling world, but that's about to change. Owned by the same company (and built in the same U.S factory) as Wilderness Systems, Perception typically benefits from the trickle down effect. Similar features and quality to Wilderness Systems at a great price. The Pescador Pro 10 incorporates all sorts of angling features like molded-in rod holders, track system for attaching accessories, tackle box storage, center console, and a very comfortable, removable stadium seat.