Ascend® FS10 Sit-In Angler Kayak - Camo
- Custom-crafted hydrodynamically shaped hull
- Large, open 37-3/4'' x 22'' cockpit
- Comfortable padded steel-frame seat
- Seat removes for use on land
- Screw Out Deck Plate Dry Storage System
- Fully adjustable full-tackle rod tender
- Dual flush mount rod holders
- Adjustable foot braces
- Two cleats
- Bungee-secured storage in multipurpose sternwell and on bow
- Dual-position quick-hold paddle holders
- Left and right bungee paddle keepers
- Deep molded dual cup holders
- Two molded-over rubber grip carry handles
- Maximum weight capacity: 325 lbs.
Maximum weight capacity: 325 lbs.
Advanced Hull Design:
Incorporates an extended keel with performance rocker and strakes for maximum maneuvering, tracking, stability, and ease of paddling.
Removable Seating System:
Advanced ergonomic design with upgraded adjustment and comfort. Deluxe seating can be utilized while ashore. Delivers maximum comfort for a full day on the water.
Adjustable foot braces allow a comfortable fit for anyone approximately 5'2" to 6'6" in height.
Drybag Dash Storage System:
Watertight removable deck plate with integrated watertight PVC soft storage bag.
Includes recess for 12V sealed battery, 5 gallon bucket, baitwell, milk crate, cooler, or doubles as a general space for a dry bag.
A light tackle, fully adjustable rod holder with 360º horizontal movement and vertical rod tip adjustment.
Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 38 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nashdog Great Kayak for the Money! Hands down, best kayak for the money! Been fishing this yak several times since the ice has melted and can say it tracks well and is very stable. The dashboard and rod holder are conveniently within reach and the storage tub / rod holders behind the seat are also very easy to reach. The seat is high quality and extremely comfortable. I have modified mine with a Scotty Triple Rod Holder, a Lowrance Elite 4x fish finder and a Scotty Power Lock Rod Holder and Extender. I recommend the 240cm paddle. Very light weight and fits easily in the bed of my truck. My only gripe is that Ascend (Bass Pro) doesn't offer the accessories the Scotty offers and the parts are not interchangeable. April 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BartlettVol Great Float In the short time I've had this yak it has made a great impression on me. It handles well in both the lake and river I've tried it in. Looks great and has lots of features. You've just got to watch putting too much stress on the top or bottom during storage or transport, it has a tendency to warp but will pop back out. My 13 year old loves it so much we may have to get him a yak too. April 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by WhiteBear42 Ascend fs10 Kayak The Ascend Fs10 Angler is the 4x4 of Kayaks! I have had it on the French Broad. The French Broad has class I to class IV rapids near where I put in. I am not disappointed in it's stability on such a large river. I am able to keep a good line up stream through some fairly fast water. I paddle up stream for miles and drift comfortably back down while catching smallies! It handles well and paddles with ease. If you are considering a kayak for river fishing, do not let the label kayak hinder you from buying this one. It is very stable I assure you. If you are worried about roll overs, the stability of the FS10 will make you very comfortable. Getting in and out takes seconds and it allows me get to and walk up shoals I have always wanted to fish. I do a lot of back country back packing and camping. The FS10 has all the extra space I need to load camping gear for adventures on the river and lake. I love it so much, I am sitting in it writing my review. If your wife has jealousy issues this is not the Kayak for you. Being a one person Kayak it will require a commitment for solitude, independence, peace, and great fishing. Unless she makes you buy one for her, after she sees the difference it makes in you! October 21, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by MoFLY One minor flaw GREAT KAYAK My first ever kayak. LOVE IT. My only one complaint is the two rear rod holders should be aimed straight back NOT off the the sides. If you fly fish with rods in those holders, you WILL snag them while back casting. Also makes narrow creek runs a REAL PAIN. I am 50years old with a bad shoulder and I can paddle this thing all day with no problems. I can load it on my jeep with little effort. The seat is comfortable enough. I was in it for over 7 hrs today alone. Do yourself a favor if you buy this kayak. BUY A 240cm PADDLE!!!!!!! The 230cm is just not long enough. July 15, 2012
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A:This all depends on the type of kayak you're using and it's size: sit-on-top, sit-in, etc.
If your kayak is 30" or wider, then a 240 cm is recommended due to the longer "reach" but you still have to consider whether it's sit-on-top or sit-in.
If a sit-on-top, then a 240cm is recommended due to the extra distance to the water and the need to have your paddle angled properly for true tracking. If using a sit-in, then your height does come into the play as the longer paddles will make it more difficult for shorter paddlers to properly stroke from a lowered seating position.
A:Obviously all kayaks can be flipped, but I have had my Torque for three years and have never flipped it. I did spook a Manatee which tossed me about 3 feet to the side and the yak never even took on any water.
A:ANY kayak will tip over. My fs10 is very stable. I am new to kayaking and after 30 trips out with it I never once felt "tippy" I you squirm around like a caffine crazed spider monkey, you might flip one. But you would have to work at it
A:I can't say it wouldn't, but I've yet to flip mine. This weekend I got caught in a fast current in shallow water that pushed me sideways. So I'm sitting on a rock ledge with deep behind me and water pushing against the entire length of the boat and I never flipped.
Details:I am new to Kayak Fishing and would like to know if this yak can be rigged with a trolling motor? If so, any helpful suggestions and/or recommendations would be appreciated. More specifically I would like to know what setup you have had success with i.e., can the battery be located anywhere besides the sternwell and what type of motor mount used, etc. Thanks for any help you can provide.
Details:i want to know if it is stable enough to try to stand up and not flip into the water
Details:I have never used a kayak but read a lot of VG reviews about the Ascend FS10. I want to use it for float trips in the Missouri Ozarks. Is there enough room for a cooler with food and beverages and camping gear ie; 2 man hiking tent, sleeping bag, lantern, etc
A:If you are doing light weight camping I think you would have plenty of room. By this I mean dyhydrated food, backpacking tent, limited creature comforts. There is designed storage on the bow and in the stern well but also space behind the seat and in front of your feet (if you are not too tall). Max weight is 325lbs so you have to take that into consideration.
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A:If you use a small pup tent and watch the weight of your gear Id say no problem
Details:I have been looking into rack systems after hauling my fs10 for the first time and realized I need something. So what I'm looking at is the Yakima bigstack stackers. Or the A j cradle carrier and I can't make up my mind. I drive a 01 Tahoe and will be going by myself alot but will also have ppl with me alot of the time as well when we shuttle. Feedback please would help. My worry about stackers is of the boat will slide out because it doesn't have anything holding the bottom and if I have a j cradle would I be able to lay another canoe/kayak flat if needed be. Or would the bigstack stackers work for what I need?
A:Yep, just did mine with a kit you can get! just google it and get the one that you put the grease in it tomake good contack!
A:I drive a Colorado with a 5' bed that has a 2' tool box in it. I made a rack out of 1" tube adapted to fit in my Reese hitch, and am able to haul 3-4 10' yaks at once. My Ascend lays upside down in the bed with the flat end under the tool box, and two yaks lay on my tool box and bracket. I have also used this with a fourth being 12''. As my bed is so small, these boats stick out quite a bit so I have a light up Reese brake light and reflective stickers.
A:The seat was actually a selling point for me. It's much more comfortable than what it appears. Actually, it's much more comfortable than many of the high $ kayaks on the market.
A:I am 50 years old and sat in it for 7 hrs. today with no problems. The heat of the day will run you off long before the seat will
A:This seat is actually very comfortable, however it is made out of cheap thin tubing, and I could see it being a problem. I tried to order a "back up" but Ascend doesn't seem to support replacement parts well. I did notice the seat on the fs12 was much nicer, but they wouldn't sell me one.
A:If you are talking about the folding seat with the metal frame, I had not noticed any discomfort. In fact until you mentioned it, it was a non-factor. I should probably add something to my review.
A:i though the same thing even when i was in the store looking at it but once i got it on the lake and tried it i was suprised at how nice it really was, i was in my new FS10 for 5 hours a few days ago and i could have stayed another 5 hours. im 5'11'' and 220 pounds and its fine for me.
Details:Has anyone mounted a transducer in the hull of this kayak and if so how and what kind of results. I have this yak and am about to attach a Garmin Echo 300c to it.