MOSCOW, Idaho — Northwest River Supplies (NRS) and YakAttack have teamed up on a fully rigged Pike Pro Fishing Kayak to build a portable, accessible, one-of-a-kind fishing kayak that is ready for whatever an adventure throws your way. NRS, the world’s leading river supply and inflatable boat manufacturer, made waves in the fishing world last year with its Slipstream Fishing Rafts, purpose-built for adventure anglers. With the Pike Pro Fishing Kayak, they’ve taken it one step further bringing that adventure one step closer.
“Inflatable fishing kayaks open a world of opportunity and access to the adventure angler. You don’t need a shed to store it, a trailer to haul it, or a boat ramp to launch it,” says NRS Chief Marketing Officer, Mark Deming.
Lightweight, portable, and tough as nails, the NRS Pike Pro Inflatable Fishing Kayak unlocks endless possibilities, from hidden lakes to obscure backwaters, to over-the-guardrail honey holes. NRS designers and engineers leaned on decades of experience to create a hull that tracks like a hard boat with extreme stability for sight fishing, standing casts and landing fish. Then they joined forces with the world’s leader in kayak fishing accessories—YakAttack—to build a complete off-the-grid fishing machine.
“We were completely on board when NRS approached us about a new inflatable kayak project that was in development and wanted to include a YakAttack gear package,” says YakAttack Marketing Manager, John Hipsher. “Everyone on our team is a kayak angler. We know the community, we’re interested in it and we’re acutely aware of what this sport needs. We are excited to see the Pike Pro come to reality and think it will leave a lasting impression on the world of inflatable watercrafts and how anglers use them in many different environments.”
Rigged with an arsenal of YakAttack mounts and tools, the Pike Pro is ready to Catch the Adventure™ straight out of the box. Designed to enhance an angler’s on-water experience, it features an integrated fish measuring board, multiple attachment points and bungee rigging, plus a comfortable seat and the NRS Ripple Kayak Paddle. A drop-stitch deck with EVA foam pad gives the Pike unbeatable stability and traction for sighting and landing fish, while a rigid keel insert in the bow enhances tracking on flat water. YakAttack accessories include the RotoGrip Paddle Holder, MultiMount Cupholder, MightyMount Switch, BlackPak Kayak Fishing Crate and the Omega Pro Rod Holder with Track Mounted LockNLoad Mounting System (mounts and mounting hardware included).
100% employee-owned, NRS is the world’s leading supplier of equipment and apparel for water recreation, safety and rescue. Founded in 1972 with a vision to create a better kind of company, NRS is dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of its customers, employees and community. For more information on NRS, visit www.nrs.com, email the company at [email protected] or call 877.677.4327.