I’m a firm believer that it’s important to introduce the sport of kayak fishing to our youth. The issue is finding a fishing kayak for your son or daughter, a true fishing kayak. Enter the Stingray Jr from Eddy Gear kayaks. The Stingray Jr is a perfect starter yak for your junior angler.
The Stingray Jr is a great starter kayak for the junior angler. Nimble, light, easy to paddle, and not too much kayak for the youngster to handle. The Stingray Jr is an ideal kayak for your youngster with 2 flush mount rod holders in the rear, mounting inserts for a Scotty rod holder, and the tank well is large enough to fit a crate behind the seat for more gear storage. There’s a cam lock storage hatch just in front of the seat for dry storage, and another cam lock hatch at the bow of the yak to store gear if needed.
Both my 8yr old and 6yr old sons can paddle this kayak with ease. At 9’4″ it’s long enough to track well for the kids, and a beam of 34″ you get the stability that you need to not worry so much about the kiddos. The weight of the Stingray Jr is only 49lbs, so easy enough to load up, or even let the kids help you load up the kayak and gear. The Stingray Jr also boasts a weight capacity of 330lbs, so plenty enough for your youngster to grow into for years to come. The Stingray Jr is even stable enough for your junior angler to emulate dad standing up and fishing.
- 2 Sealed hatch w/ cam locks for extra gear and tackle storage
- 2 flush mount fishing rod holders with caps
- 4 carrying handles (bow, stern port and starboard)
- Front cargo storage area with bungee tie down system
- 2 Bungee paddle park for paddle storage
- MSRP: $489.99
When it comes to fishing kayaks for kids, Eddy Gear has checked off all of the “must-haves” on the parent’s list. Stable, easy to paddle, easy to maneuver, plenty of room, great weight capacity, and set up for fishing. When you’re ready to buy your favorite fishing buddy their own kayak, we highly suggest giving the Stingray Jr a try. You and your junior angler will both be very happy you did.