Ascend® FS12 Sit In Angler Kayak
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- Feature packed kayak for anglers
- Custom crafted tunnel hull design - stable enough to stand and fish in
- Steel-frame, removable seating system - use in the boat and on the shore!
- Heavy duty, full tackle rod tender
- Built-in rod holders behind the seat
- Versatile storage - multipurpose sternwell, bow tankwell, and 5" screw-out deck plate weathertight storage system
- Fully adjustable anchor system for positioning control
- Hands-free adjustable foot braces
Designed for fishing-minded kayakers, the Ascend FS12 Sit In Angler Kayak is a comfortable, high performance kayak packed with features for serious anglers. This specially designed 12' kayak starts with a custom crafted tunnel hull that delivers improved static and dynamic lateral stability to allow an angler to stand up and fish with confidence! This specialized hull design also provides solid directional tracking for easy paddling and increased speed, excellent load carrying ability, and good reserve buoyancy and longitudinal damping of any pitch motion in heavier waves. Made of custom crafted neoprene and heavy duty advanced seating materials, the FS12's steel-frame, removable seating system delivers maximum comfort and durability in the kayak, on the shore, or wherever it's used. With it's upgraded Ascend heavy duty, full tackle rod tender on the starboard side and rod holders behind the seat, the FS12 offers anglers lots of options to stow different setups. The large capacity, deep molded stern storage area features molded landings designed to safely haul a five gallon bucket, milk crate, or sealed battery recess. Its removable and fully adjustable cargo bungee cover makes it easy to transport all types of gear in the stern well. The deep molded bow tankwell is shaped to fit most dry bags, protecting them with a removable weathertight storage hatch cover held tight with a quick connect tether system. The FS12 also offers a unique 5" screw-out deck plate right in front of the cockpit for easy access to a weathertight storage pouch for your wallet, keys, phone, iPod® and like items. Finally, this capable kayak comes with a fully adjustable anchor system for positioning control in any lake or stream regardless of wind or current. Adjustable from bow to stern, the anchoring system includes an upgraded 3 lb. galvanized grapnel anchor, 20' of flotation line, and a quick-cinch mesh storage bag. Cushioned thigh pads and hands-free adjustable foot braces for easier paddling. Two molded-over rubber grip handles for easy carrying. Size: 12'L x 29''W; Weight: 83 lbs. (including anchor). Weight with seat: 88 lbs. Maximum weight capacity: 350 lbs. Made in USA.Ascend Kayaks deliver a unique mix of stability, functionality, and comfort to kayakers of all skill levels. Designed to give you the highest quality gear at the best possible value, Ascend kayaks are made from superior materials with state of the art manufacturing processes for top durability and performance. Every Ascend kayak is packed with user friendly features, like advanced hull design, performance grip handles, multipurpose sternwell, open cockpit storage, and more. It all comes together to make Ascend kayaks ideally suited for beginning kayakers, weekend paddlers, anglers, and experienced adventure kayakers alike.
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Rated 5 out of 5
by Arizonason Excellent Fishing Kayak
I have been having a blast in this kayak. I bought the D12 on clearance and modified it so it is pretty much the same kayak as the FS12. Very stable and very comfortable. I am 235lbs and 6'3" and this kayak was tailor made for me. I can stretch my legs in this boat with no problem. Enough room to pack for overnight adventures. Think back packing gear. Moves fast in the water. I can keep up and pass most boats with trolling motors. I have been taking it to the upper Salt River above Apache Lake in Arizona, witch is pretty much a lake in that area. I wouldn't take this kayak down any white water. Maybe class I or II rapids at the most. It's heavy but it tracks well in the water. If you're paddling against the wind you'll stop if you quit paddling. I was paddling in about 20-25 mile an hour wind and it wasn't easy but I didn't blow around like my friend in a 14'6" Old Town canoe. I tied him onto my kayak with a tether line and paddled him across the channel. A perfect angler kayak for the money. Great kayak for beginners!
April 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by usndvr79 A durable Kayak for fishing or camping
I have had the opportunity to use my new kayak 6 times at length in the Everglades and in the Key Largo Bayside Gulf. It exceeds my expectations.
I even carry my almost 3 year old son in his carseat strapped to the back.
The kayak paddles easy and fast. Most of all it is way more comfortable than either of my 2 older kayaks.
My older kayaks include a sit on top with a seat back and a tandem kayak with seats but low inside the hull. The cloth seat on the Angler is comfy and keeps my rear dry which is a large reason I looked at this kayak. It is way more economical for the average persons income than say a Hobie which is around $3000 plus tax.
I read a few reviews that said it is hard to turn. I did not find that at all. I would say it is average turning rate. The other complaint is that it is heavy. I cannot lie the thing is heavy. I plan on obtaining a cart to help me transport it from the truck to the water and back soon.
I would recommend this kayak.
March 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Barry966 Awesome Kayak
I'm 6'3 280 lbs and this is an awesome Kayak! Great tracking and extremely comfortable! This is my first and last kayak. I purchased it after spending an entire afternoon in the store sitting in kayaks and weighting the pros and cons. Its extremely stable, great tracking and lots of storage.
I would definitely recommend this kayak! I love it
December 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Viper84 Amazing!
So I went to my local BassPro, and after a lot of researching I chose to purchase this FS12. I actually bought one for myself, and one for my girlfriend who fell in love with it upon just looking at it. I was able to finally take it out for the first time yesterday. Conditions were horrible, and fishing was next to impossible. However, for its first time out it was put to the test. I ended up on the white caps of Biscayne Bay, FL. I had the bow plowing into the water on each descent of about 1'-2' waves. There was just no stopping this thing. It does turn pretty sluggish, but as a lot of posts say it tracks VERY well. But for me I am not too concerned about sluggish turns, I would much rather have something that sticks well to a straight path. Also, I am a big guy. I am 6', at about 250lbs, that said I have a lot of room to move around. I attempted standing up, that was not for me. My balance is horrible, but maybe someone with better balance could do this. Only real issue, which is not even much of an issue for me, but it is 80lbs. As I said I am a big guy, but for someone smaller this might be an issue. Overall I could not be happier. I have used all kinds of kayaks, and this is the one for me.
June 8, 2013
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