Cobra or Tarpon?

Discussion in 'Kayak Fishing' started by Lord Matthew34, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. Lord Matthew34

    Lord Matthew34 Fish Slayer

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    Looking to get in on the yak love. I don't have the $$ to buy new. I've found 2 Yak's that i'm hardcore interested in. The Cobra Fish N Dive, and the Trapon 120.

    My main use for this will be bay fishing, with the occasional lake.
    I'm leaning towards the Cobra...

    I'm also a bigger dude 6'6 240lbs.

    Please advise
     
  2. 45king

    45king Fish junky

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    cobra for sure for what you want to do.
     
  3. TROB

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    I second that
     
  4. sunburnkid

    sunburnkid Newbie

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    Here, here, yes on the Cobra!!
     
  5. Spyder

    Spyder There Can Be Only One....

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    Cobra. Perfect yak for us larger model folks.

     
  6. rusty mex

    rusty mex Newbie

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    Cobra, very stable, you can seat with both legs on one side and it won't flip over.
     
  7. Lord Matthew34

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    Sweet. I'm totally leaning towards the FnD. Thanks for the input. Just have to wait for next week to roll around...

    I drive a TrailBlazer, can i throw the Yak on the roof rack, or is it better to get a little hitch and tow it?
     
  8. TROB

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    roof rack....check out a bunch of different models.
     
  9. Lord Matthew34

    Lord Matthew34 Fish Slayer

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    Now i'm thinkin about possibly the 135 vs the Fnd vs the malibu extreme....

    Leaning really hard towards the 135 :)
     
  10. madscientist

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    The FnD is a great yak to start out on, but a lot of people I know grow out it of it rather quickly (it's a pig). The tarpon may be the opposite, a little tricky at first but most guys I know with them like them. The extreme is in the middle. Very stable and easy to get comfortable on, but so comfortable you may never leave it. Try em all and see which one feels right for you.
     
  11. bajadog

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    I paddled my buddy's Tarpon 14 angler. Fast boat.
    It seemed as stable as my revolution. I am 6'2" 205.
     
  12. Father Ken

    Father Ken Douchepickle

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    Listen to MadScientist.
     
  13. bajadog

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    Listen to your inner child.
     
  14. Lord Matthew34

    Lord Matthew34 Fish Slayer

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    I ended up buying the Ride135. Thanks to everybody!!! Hopefully see some of ya out there...
     

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