OLD TOWN, ME (May 24, 2018)— Keith Combs coasted through the Georgia marsh silently, rod raised in lethal pursuit of shy southern bass. Suddenly, the veteran Bassmaster Elite Series pro let his lure fly, splashing into the strike window of a waiting largemouth.
During the ensuing fight, Combs thought about the size of the fish. He thought about wrangling the giant away from submerged wood. He thought about slipping his hand into its jaws to seal the landing. What he didn’t think about was his life jacket.
That’s the mark of a true, performance PFD; you never notice it’s there until you need it.
New for 2018, Old Town has launched two models of performance PFDs designed just for kayak anglers – to maximize their time fighting fish and eliminate time fighting discomfort. To that end, the new Old Town Lure Angler and Old Town Treble AnglerPFD’s are specced out with thoughtful touches added with input from Old Town’s world-class angling pro staff.
At the pinnacle of PFD performance, the Lure Angler PFD integrates high-back construction seamlessly with Old Town’s Element seating system, dealing a death blow to discomfort that often plagues PFDs not built with ‘yak anglers in mind. Paired with a built-in AirComfort System that reduces skin contact while increasing airflow, the Lure Angler is as breathable as it is durable.
Other features include zippered pockets for secure tackle storage, stretch mesh pockets for tippets or line spools, an envelope pocket perfect for VHF radios or portable GPS devices, Hypalon tab and D-ring attachment points, and a smooth and durable YKK front zipper.
Built tough with ripstop nylon construction and adjustable shoulder, waste and side straps, the Lure Angler PFD is available in three sizes to fit any angler. It comes in attractive moss or grey colors and retails for $119.99.
Stepping in at a retail price of $89.99, the versatile, one-size-fits-most Old Town Treble Angler PFD takes the best features of its larger brother and packs them into a lighter, slimmer package. Available in a classy shade of tan, Treble Angler incorporates a thin-back design for comfortable integration with any kayak seat.
Treble Angler combines durable, lightweight construction with fully adjustable shoulder straps and side straps, and includes an envelope pocket, Hypalon tab and D-ring attachment points, two slip pockets for fast-access storage, two zippered pockets for secured tackle storage and a worry-free YKK front zipper.
Old Town’s all-new U.S. Coast Guard approved Lure Angler and Treble Angler PFDs provide kayak anglers with an essential piece of specialized kit —lifesaving devices that are more than just comfortable to wear, but provide levels of thoughtful and well-executed utility that any kayak angler will immediately recognize and appreciate.
Just ask Combs, the consummate pro. He’s wearing one every time he makes a cast from his Old Town Predator. Why? Because once you slip one on, all other PFDs are just life jackets.
Both Lure Angler and Treble Angler are available at OldTownCanoe.com and at Old Town retailers today.