Paddles are fine. But somewhere along the line an angler got tired of fighting a continually drifting boat with a paddle before, during and after the cast. Enter the pedal- drive systems. While virtually all fishing kayaks can be adequately propelled with a paddle, now most alternative drives are pedal-powered. That means the user can drive the kayak in forward and reverse almost completely
Hobie made a big splash in the fishing- kayak scene early on with the revolutionary MirageDrive. It was cool, and most folks couldn’t imagine anything better. Well, as things typically go, innovations exploded and lots of different options became prevalent. Speaking of Hobie, let’s start with their new and highly engineered drive system.