Old Town 10-Feet 6-Inch Dirigo 106 Angler Recreational Fishing Kayak Review

The Old Town Dirigo 106 Angler Recreational Fishing Kayak is one of the favorites of fishermen when it comes to fishing kayaks. It can keep you dryer and its great maneuverability and stability make it a great option

Rating: 4.5 (out of 5)

Kayak fishing has become a common pastime. The surge in this activity has been met by manufacturers with more styles of kayaks designed completely for fishing. These kayaks usually come with fishing accessories like a rod holder and are more stable to make an allowance for movement. There are lots of kayaks out there that choosing the best one can seem overwhelming. Kayaks come in various shapes, lengths and materials and each of these is designed for a certain purpose. It’s best to choose from kayaks that are made exclusively for fishing. The problem is that there are still hundreds of models to pick from. On the other hand, the sport is dominated by a few dozen models that constantly are kayak fishermen’s favorites. There are two kinds of kayaks – the sit on top kayak and the sit in kayak.

A sit in kayak is a traditional kind of kayak that you think of when you envision this craft. One sits in a cockpit within the kayak. You have to physically remove any water coming over the side with a pump or by bailing. On the other hand, you can prevent water from entering your kayak by using the skirt, a membrane which goes over the opening of your kayak that features an opening for the torso. It’s an accessory necessary for kayaking a rough ocean or white water kayaking. When it comes to sit in kayaks, the Old Town 10-Feet 6-Inch Dirigo 106 Angler Recreational Fishing Kayak is the favorite for its versatility and stability.

Who Could Buy/Benefit from Old Town Dirigo 106 Angler Recreational Fishing Kayak?

The Old Town 10-Feet 6-Inch Dirigo 106 Angler Recreational Fishing Kayak is perfect for those who love the fun and experience offered by this leisure activity.

Product description

Old Town 10-Feet 6-Inch Dirigo 106 Angler Recreational Fishing Kayak ( Tan)Get access to the hard to reach areas, get closer to the fishes and navigate quietly and smoothly through the water, all without comprising your convenience and comfort with the Old Town 10-Feet 6-Inch Dirigo 106 Angler Recreational Fishing Kayak. The kayak’s generous width and spacious cockpit make it simple to exit and enter the craft. There’s no need to worry about tipping anymore. The Dirigo 106 Angler features a dashboard (molded-in) that comes with a small hatch, adjustable foot braces, rod holders (flush-mounted), cup holder, cushioned seat, thigh pads, deck bungee, anchor trolley system, safety perimeter line and spinning rod holder (deck-mounted). Measuring 120” x 30” x 12”, the kayak has a maximum load range of 250 to 300 lbs.

Product Features

  • In-cockpit thigh pads, adjustable foot braces and cushioned seat offer a comfy seating place with great boat control
  • Efficient and stable three-layer polyethylene hull with spacious cockpit & outfitting
  • New Old Town Click Seal hatch and strong bulkhead offer lots of safe storage
  • Cockpit amenities consist of cockpit dashboard (molded-in) with a small hatch, paddle holder and cup holder
  • 2 behind-the-seat rod holders (flush-mounted), spinning rod holder (deck-mounted) and anchor trolley system

Pros

The Dirigo 106 Angler is one of the favorites of fishermen when it comes to fishing kayaks. It can keep you dryer and its great maneuverability and stability make it a great option for those who want to experience the challenge of accessing hard to reach areas and trying to catch fishes while maneuvering a small craft. The kayak allows you to navigate it quietly and smoothly through the water without compromising your comfort and convenience with the features that come with it. One of it is its generous width and roomy cockpit that make it simple to exit and enter the kayak.

The 2 behind-the-seat rod holders are excellent for stowing your fishing equipment while paddling. The Dirigo 106 Angler also has in-cockpit thigh pads as well as flexible foot braces to keep you comfortable all the time. Its cushioned seat offers a comfortable seating place, giving you greater control over the boat. The cockpit consists of a cockpit dashboard with a small hatch, paddle holder and cup holder. The cup holder is perfect for holding your beverages. You’ll also find the spinning rod holder and anchor trolley system efficient for your fishing needs.

Cons

The Old Town 10-Feet 6-Inch Dirigo 106 Angler Recreational Fishing Kayak has a large opening, but this also means a large amount of water might come in while you are paddling. There is no drain plug to get rid of this water, but this is not a big problem. Overall, the Dirigo 106 Angler still offers a great kayak fishing experience.

Customer Reviews and Scores

The Dirigo 106 Angler was reviewed by 4 customers and got an average score of 4.5 stars out of 5. Two customers gave the kayak 5 stars while the remaining 2 gave 4 stars to the boat. One of the customers said that it’s a very stable kayak and can be transported with ease.

Old Town 10-Feet 6-Inch Dirigo 106 Angler Recreational Fishing Kayak ( Tan) price
Old Town 10-Feet 6-Inch Dirigo 106 Angler Recreational Fishing Kayak ( Tan)
I loved it!Tons of room, for the first couple hours everything was great very comfortable!.. I was pleasantly surprised at how much room I had! The only draw back comment I would make is the foot peg location.   Read More…

Conclusion Old Town 10-Feet 6-Inch Dirigo 106 Angler Recreational Fishing Kayak

Kayak fishing offer a huge amount of fun and a relaxing environment and great exercise. Equip yourself with some safety information before hitting the water. Knowing you’re prepared for unforeseen events will allow you to unwind and enjoy your ride. With the Old Town 10-Feet 6-Inch Dirigo 106 Angler Recreational Fishing Kayak, you’ll surely be able to do this.

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