Brandon Cutter’s Rigged W300 Offshore Fly Fishing Kayak, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Brandon is a saltwater reel and fly W kayak fisherman.
Brandon bought a 2007, F2 W300 fishing kayak for himself (Read more about that boat), and later he got a yellow 2008 F2 W300 kayak for Katie, his wife.

Brandon holding big striper with his 2 fishing kayaks
Two W fishing kayaks and one big striper…Fishing_kayak_on_top_of_SUV
The 2008 W kayak fits upside down on top of Brandon’s SUV, which is equipped with Brandon’ patent pending invention – A user-friendly hitch mount cargo carrier

Brandon rigged Katie’s W kayak in an original way:
First, he mounted a RAM-117 rod holder in the cockpit front. He used three stainless steel bolts to fix the ball mount to the cockpit rim (coaming). This is possible since the 2008 W kayak’s rim is sturdy enough to serve as base for the aluminum mount of a heavy-duty piece of equipment such as the RAM-117.
Brandon and Katie are using the RAM-117 to hold reel rods as well as fly rods.

Fishing kayak with rod holder
Since the RAM-117 has two rubber balls it can be made to point in any direction even when its deck mount is attached vertically

Brandon and friends surf playing (1 minute video)
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Brandon also used the 2008 W300 kayak’s standard cockpit cover bungee in a creative way – literally with a twist… He converted the bungee and lashing hooks into a paddle holder that secures the paddle in the ocean and the fast moving salty rivers that Brandon and Katie fish in.
>Fishing kayak with paddle holder
General view of paddle holderClose up - Paddle holder for fishing kayak
Paddle holder close-up. Note the twisted end of the bungee clip

Katie paddling Brandon's fishing kayak
Katie paddling Brandon’s 07′ W300 fishing kayakDeck mount for fishing rod holder
Three stainless steel bolts and a sturdy aluminum deck mount firmly attach the rod holder to the 2008 W kayak’s cockpit rim. Fishing kayak with RAM-117 rod holder
Front view of RAM-117 with fly rod. Note the additional eyelet between the hulls – for the anchor line.
Read more about Brandon’s Quick Release Anchor System.

Says Brandon:
-“I uncrossed one end of the bungee cord and hooked it in the middle of the starboard side. I also bent the metal hook up to create a barrier for the lower cord to catch on. The paddle sits nicely when you pull the lower cord up over the metal hook.”
Paddle holder for fishing kayak - different angle
Paddle holder close-up

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