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Astral Ronny PFD Deemed a Comfortable Option by Kayak Angler, Travis Abner

Astral Ronny PFD Deemed a Comfortable Option by Kayak Angler, Travis Abner

| June 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Several people have asked me about my gear and why I chose what I did. Being a convert from whitewater boating, I started completely new with kayak fishing, so pretty much all of my gear other than my rods and tackle are brand new (I have fished in a bass boat for many years). I […]

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Astral Brewer Wins Another Top Gear Pick

Astral Brewer Wins Another Top Gear Pick

| May 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Astral Brewer continues to wow the outdoor community. After being selected earlier this year by National Geographic as a 2013 Gear of the Year pick, the popular water shoe has now been chosen by Outside Magazine for their Top Gear Picks for 2013, based on value and performance. We only have good things to say about […]

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Astral Brewer Shoe – Sneak Up on Simple

Astral Brewer Shoe – Sneak Up on Simple

| April 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Gear is great. Gear is good. Let us take it to the woods, and the water, and the pub. Some folks think they need everything in the catalog to enjoy a day outdoors. Other prefer to keep it simple by asking: What are my needs? And what gear do I really need to meet those needs? For […]

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Fall 2012 Outfit Your Adventure Gear Giveaway

Fall 2012 Outfit Your Adventure Gear Giveaway

| October 20, 2012 | 2 Comments

We’d like to officially announce our 2012 Fall Outfit Your Adventure Gear Giveaway to take place on our Facebook page beginning Oct. 22nd! This will be like our previous 2012 Summer Outfit Your Adventure Gear Giveaway but with different prizes fit for fall! Here are the details: Each week for five weeks, visitors that like our Facebook page and fill out […]

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Visit to the Heart of the Paddling World – Part 4 of 5

Visit to the Heart of the Paddling World – Part 4 of 5

| October 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Chris Hackerd, VP of Store Operations and one of three ACK co-owners, is an avid mountain biker, birder, ‘yak angler and all around outdoors-man. Recently, Chris traveled east to North Carolina to celebrate his grand mother’s 80th birthday and took the opportunity to visit many of the manufacturers based out of the area including Confluence, Legacy, Werner, Eno, Astral & Feel Free/Pyrahna. […]

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Visit to the Heart of the Paddling World – Part 3 of 5

Visit to the Heart of the Paddling World – Part 3 of 5

| October 14, 2012 | 1 Comment

Chris Hackerd, VP of Store Operations and one of three ACK co-owners, is an avid mountain biker, birder, ‘yak angler and all around outdoors-man. Recently, Chris traveled east to North Carolina to celebrate his grand mother’s 80th birthday and took the opportunity to visit many of the manufacturers based out of the area including Confluence, Legacy, Werner, Eno, Astral & Feel Free/Pyrahna. […]

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Visit to the Heart of the Paddling World – Part 1 of 5

Visit to the Heart of the Paddling World – Part 1 of 5

| October 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Chris Hackerd, VP of Store Operations and one of three ACK co-owners, is an avid mountain biker, birder, ‘yak angler and all around outdoors-man. Recently, Chris traveled east to North Carolina to celebrate his grand mother’s 80th birthday and took the opportunity to visit many of the manufacturers based out of the area including Confluence, Legacy, Werner, Eno, […]

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ACK Heads East

| October 5, 2012 | 5 Comments

One of the perks of traveling to my grandmothers 80th birthday party in North Carolina is the opportunity to visit some great vendors and get a first hand look at their operations. Asheville and Greenville are home to some giants in the business like Confluence, Legacy, Astral, ENO and Feel Free USA. Highlights of this […]

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I Bought a Fishing Kayak. Now What? by Chris Payne (Payne’s Paddle/Fish)

I Bought a Fishing Kayak. Now What? by Chris Payne (Payne’s Paddle/Fish)

| September 2, 2012 | 3 Comments

Chris Payne recently posted this article on his blog and we thought it was too good not to share! In it, he outlines the products (in order of necessity) you need to start outfitting your kayak for fishing with tips for fitting and choosing certain products as well as techniques for installing some. It’s a […]

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Canoe for a Cause – All 2,552 Miles of It

Canoe for a Cause – All 2,552 Miles of It

| July 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Several months back a gentleman by the name of Camden Sweet contacted me in regards to his quest for raising money towards the research and prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis/Pulmonary Embolism (DVT/PE) in honor of his mother, Julie, who consequently passed away as a result of this condition. This wasn’t your typical fundraiser though, Camden […]

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