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Old 10-13-2009, 09:18 PM
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Question Beginner and my Tarpon 140

I have a Wilderness Systems Tarpon 140. Just got it a week ago. I jumped right in on this Kayaking thing. My wife is in a Tarpon 120. I seem to ride a little lower than her in my 140. I weigh 280 lbs. Was this a good choice for me as a beginner? I sure am hooked on this. So far we have gone out the last three weekends. Lakes and 2 different rivers. I live in Central California. My wife intends on going all winter!! I was going to get some high neoprene boots and Gortex pants. Will that work for 40-50 degree weather?
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Old 10-14-2009, 09:13 AM
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Congrats on the Tarpons and welcome to the kayaking addiction. I prefer breathable waders worn with a belt and pfd.
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Old 10-15-2009, 12:00 AM
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I saw some at Bass Pro in the fly fishing area that looked pretty light weight and breathable. They were $149 with attached booties. Is that the type yu have?
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Old 10-15-2009, 07:32 AM
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Mine are Hodgman though all the mfgs make one, they are the lightweight breathable type. You will want them to be a little loose so when you sit they don't crush anything.
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Old 10-20-2009, 04:16 PM
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The new NRS Endurance Pants and the Stohlquist Treads are Awesome. Great paddling pants.
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Default Re: Beginner and my Tarpon 140

I am a pretty big fan of waders over paddling pants, I then just use one of west marines emergency floatation belts around the waist just in case you fall in with the waders on!! And hodgman waders seem to last thru a great deal of abuse by me and others! The waders keep you warm and dry which will be really nice if you are out in midwinter in central cal hunting Stripers! Welcome to the board!
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