Returning to their roots, Old Town redesigned their popular Predator PDL to add modern features and lower the price. We caught up with pro guide, Tim Moore at ICAST 2019 for a tour of the new Predator.

The Predator is a favorite all-around kayak equally at home on a farm pond as the open ocean. Old Town’s time-tested PDL drive is snappy and reliable. They didn’t change the things we love about the Predator PDL, just modernized the layout and accessories for the next century.

The most noticeable change is a new square hatch in the pedal drive that promises to be more water-resistant than the old hatch. They added closed cell foam padding to the deck for silent comfort.

Mounting plates provide easy attachment of accessories. To keep up with the competition, they even added a forward-facing rod holder for rigging and drift-fishing. The old metal rudder has been replaced with a more durable composite blade.

They also brought the comfortable rudder control knob and bungee-secured bow hatch from their Topwater line.

The cherry on top is a new, lower, price at $2499.

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Ric Burnley
“Thank God my dad wasn’t a podiatrist,” jokes Ric about following in the footsteps of a famous outdoor writer. After graduating from Radford University and serving two years in Russia with the Peace Corps, Ric returned to Virginia Beach and started writing for The Fisherman magazine, where his dad was editor. When the kayak fishing scene exploded, Ric was among the first to get onboard. His 2007 book, The Complete Kayak Fisherman is one of the first tomes to introduce anglers to paddle fishing and hundreds of articles and seminars have brought countless anglers into the fold. When he’s not chasing every fish that swims, Ric teaches English at a school for at-risk teens.



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