Freedom Hawk Kayaks® Freedom 12 Stand Up Fishing Kayak - Olive
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- Inline outrigger design
- Three outrigger positions - conventional, angled, and inline
- Outriggers remove easily for easier transport and storage
- casting brace for additional support and stability while fishing
- multi-position, molded-in footbraces
- High back, adjustable seat
- Two flush mount rod holders
- Waterproof storage in each outrigger
- Tank well storage for oversized gear in the bow
- Four self-bailing scupper holes with plugs
Enjoy the easy mobility of a kayak with the stability of a jon boat from a fishing kayak with the Freedom Hawk Kayaks® Freedom 12 Stand Up Fishing Kayak. The ultimate kayak for serious anglers, the Freedom 12 features a patented inline outrigger system that offers revolutionary stability when you stand to fish. This unique system gives gives anglers a choice of three positions. The conventional first position provides traditional kayak handling, the second position spreads the outriggers out at a 45º angle for maximum stability while fishing, while the third "inline" position delivers additional stability and maximum efficiency when paddling, fishing, or polling. The specialized outriggers remove easily for transport and storage, leaving you with a 9' kayak that weighs just 54 lbs. to carry and load. The Freedom 12 also features a casting brace for additional support and stability while fishing, two cup holders, two flush mount rod holders, waterproof storage in each outrigger, and tank well storage for oversized gear in the bow. Easy to manuever and operate, the Freedom 12 also keeps you comfortable out on the water with multi-position, molded-in footbraces and a high back, adjustable seat. Four self bailing scupper holes with scupper plugs for easy draining at the end of the day. Comes standard with inserts to allow the boat to be outfitted with optional motor mount. Reinforced floor with grip areas. Carry weight: 54 lbs. (kayak only). Total weight: 72 lbs. 12' 3'' long (with outriggers attached). Maximum weight capacity: 250 lbs. Color: Olive.
Manufacturer model #: 2105.
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1
Rated 5 out of 5
by Fishsticker Great Kayak and Fishing Platform!
If you want to fish from a Kayak, the Freedom Hawk is the one.
My wife and I both own the Freedom Hawk 12 and love them. We bought the 12's because they are a bit lighter weight and easier for my wife to handle when loading and unloading.
With the in-line outriggers deployed, this a very stable stand-up fishing platform. When standing, you can fish 360 degrees around the boat, you have great visibility for spotting fish and structure, and it is very stable. Standing makes fly casting so much easier.(Oh...and you can still fish sitting down like other kayaks if you choose.) With the outriggers in the normal position, the boats paddle very well and is still pretty stable.
Plenty of space and storage for your gear. Flush mount rod holders are nice. The only minor issue I encountered is that the push pole storage is tricky to access once the seat is installed. I find that I paddle standing up a great deal, so rigged up a paddle holder on the casting bar to hold my paddle for easy access while standing.
If you want to fish from a Kayak...get the Freedom Hawk. Awesome boat!
June 12, 2013
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