The two most important factors in choosing the right size kayak paddle are your kayak’s width and your own height. If your paddle is too short you may find yourself banging your knuckles on the edge of your boat or be forced to lean with your strokes. If it’s too long, you’ll be carrying extra swing weight and may have less control over your kayak.

Kayak Paddle Sizing Guide

Kayak Width Under 23" 24" to 28" 29"-33" 34"+
Paddler Height Recommended Paddle Length
Under 5'5" 210 cm 220 cm 230 cm 240 cm
5'5" - 5'11" 220 cm 230 cm 240 cm 250 cm
6'+ 220 cm 230 cm 250 cm 260 cm

Add 10cm for every 6in of raised seat

Adjustable ferrules are commonly used by kayak fishermen because of their versatility and ability to accommodate wider boats and adjustable seats.

Adjustable ferrules are also great if there will be paddlers of different sizes using the same kayak. Or one paddler using different types of kayaks.

Kayak fishing paddles are designed with a wide, high-angle blade so you can paddle your gear-laden boat with ease.

As you can see from the chart, the wider your boat, the longer your paddle needs to be. If you’re tall, you’ll need a longer paddle, too.

Recreational kayaks are wide and stable, so you’ll need a longer paddle to be able to reach the water easily. Touring kayaks are narrower, and sea kayaks are narrower yet, meaning your paddle can be shorter since you have less reach toward the water.

Measure your kayak’s width across its widest point. If you’re kayak shopping, the manufacturers will list width as one of the specs of each boat.

High-Angle or Low-Angle Paddling?

One other factor will play a part in your paddle’s length: are you a high-angle or a low-angle paddler?

High-angle paddling is aggressive and fast. Because the strokes are more vertical, your paddle should be shorter. Whitewater kayakers and speed-lovers use high-angle strokes often.

Low-angle paddling is relaxed and meant for long days on the water. Your strokes are more horizontal and so your paddle should be longer. Touring and recreational kayakers use mostly low-angle strokes.

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Bending Branches Angler Ace Plus Fishing Kayak Paddle

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Bending BranchesSKU: BOB-00242
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Size: 240-255cm
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The Angler Ace just got a redesign. It is a truly phenomenal paddle that successfully combines the performance expected in a kayak paddle with the ruggedness and versatility that kayak fishermen need.

The new, oversized carbon-reinforced nylon blades provide more power and efficiency with every stroke. This 30 oz. gem comes equipped with the dual tape measure on the shaft (in both inches and centimeters) as well as the hook retrieval system that’s built into the blade.

The Angler Ace Plus comes with a versatile telescoping ferrule allowing for infinite feathering angles. If you have multiple boats or an adjustable seat (or if you can’t keep your Angler Ace out of other paddlers’ hands), the telescoping ferrule makes changing the paddle's length a breeze.

Bending Branches Angler Ace Plus Features
 Size 7.25 x 18 in. (18 x 46 cm.)
Surface Area 105 sq. in. (677 sq. cm.)
Blade Carbon Reinforced Nylon
Shaft 100% Carbon
Length 230-245cm  240-255cm
Features Ovalized for Comfort, Tape Measure
Shaft Pieces 2-Piece
 Weight 30 oz. (850.00g)
Feathering Angles Infinite
Ferrule Plus Telescoping

 


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