Top Ten Hobie Accessories
by Kurt Smits
We all have accessories that really make fishing more fun and easier to chase the fish that we all want to catch. This list represents what I think some of the best accessories to help you on your fishing adventures.
1) H Crate
Everyone needs storage and there is no better storage than the Hobie H-Crate, it’s lightweight strong and secure. You can mount any accessories you want on the H Rail sections cameras, rod holders, H Bin and anything else you can think of. Customize any way you want to make it your own.
Outer Dimensions: 17.45 in x 14.14 in x 13 in / 44.3 cm x 35.9 cm x 33 cm
Inner Dimensions: 13.46 in x 10.2 in x 9.8 in / 34.2 cm x 25.9 cm x 24.9 cm
Weight: 5.8 lbs / 2.63kg
2) Hobie Heavy Duty cart
How do you get your Pro Angler or any other Hobie to the water when you can’t get your car close enough? The Heavy Duty cart is to the rescue this cart has a huge weight capacity each wheel is rated for 200lbs and are filled with solid foam so there is no chance for a flat tire. Plus the cart keeper pin feature makes this a must have.
3) Square H rail Tackle Bin
I love this bin, I have it as a catch all for my most used items. Its close by and can handle a lot of gear scissors, pliers or anything that will fit into the top of the bin. I keep soft plastics that I am switching between so I can spend more time with my lure in the water than looking for baits.
4) Hobie MirageTrubo Fins Kit
If you have a Outback or any other Hobie that doesn’t come standard with Mirage Drive Turbo fins, do yourself a favor. Upgrade your standard fins to some of these. The performance difference is outstanding. Nothing puts a smile on your face like cruising the lake at speed. You will no longer have that need for speed with these fins.
5) Hobie Anchor Trolley Kit Universal
This should be one of the first accessories you get for your kayak if you want to pick apart an area on a windy day you will want an anchor trolley. This kit will fit any kayak and allows you to adjust the anchor position for the front to the back and everywhere in between.
6) Hawg Trough
This is a Must-Have for bragging rights and if you plan to do any tournaments it’s the only acceptable measuring device in most Kayak Bass Tournaments.
Don’t go bragging about a catch without proof!
7) Yak-Attack stake out pole
The Yak-Attack Stake out pole is super handy when fishing shallow and needing to be stealthy. Not only can you use it to hold yourself in position but you can use it as a push pole as well. Nothing beats stealth in a kayak.
8) Mirage drive Leash
The one thing above all others that you don’t want to do is lose your Mirage drive. Not just because it cost money to replace but you really don’t want to paddle back to the dock. This is a small investment to make sure you never drop the drive in deep water and lose it forever.
9) Power Pole
The ultimate is hands free anchoring with a 8.5ft pole stopping in shallow water has never been easier. Not only does it stop you on a dime but you can also have it down in deep water to act as a drag to slow you down on windy days. Add a light a yak-attack flag kit and you have everything you need to be seen as well as anchor anywhere you want. Call Strictly Sail if you are interested in this upgrade! 513-984-1907
10) Hobie drop in rectangular bucket for Pro Anglers
If you need more storage and have a Pro Angler you will want one of these I keep food, small terminal tackle, and sun screen not to mention numerous other small things that I want to keep handy. Or maybe your favorite beverage can hang out in some ice in the bucket.