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Eagle Talon and Eagle Run Field and Stream kayaks for $399.98 B&M - $200 off plus more kayak sales

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I have been watching for the Eagle Talon kayak to go on sale for weeks, and now I'm getting my trailer ready! FieldandStreamShop.com has both the Eagle Talon [fieldandstreamshop.com] sit on kayak and the Eagle Run [fieldandstreamshop.com] sit in kayak $200 off for $399.98. In store, obviously, but these kayaks get great reviews as far as fishing kayaks go.

A recommended necessary upgrade is getting a new seat for the Talon - its seat is supposed to be pathetic. The Talon will not let you carry a standard sized milk crate behind you, either, but there is a decent sized area for storage. In the front you can take the cover off to store all kinds of items, even fishing poles, and they can run the length of the kayak inside that storage area.

I sat in the Talon at Dick's Sporting Goods a few weeks ago and was very impressed. I've just been waiting for this sale to come through.

They also have other sales on their kayaks [fieldandstreamshop.com], but these stand out as far as savings:

Future Beach Trophy 106 $299.98 [fieldandstreamshop.com] ($150 off)

Perception Swifty Deluxe 9.5 $299.98 [fieldandstreamshop.com] ($150 off)

Field and Stream Shadow Caster (better seat and a little nicer kayak than the Eagle Talon) $699.98 [fieldandstreamshop.com] ($100 off)

Perception Access 9.5 $299.98 [fieldandstreamshop.com] ($100 off)

Perception Hook Angler 10.5 $449.98 [fieldandstreamshop.com] ($100 off)

Perception Swifty 11.5 $349.98 [fieldandstreamshop.com] ($150 off)


MAKE SURE YOU SIGN UP FOR THE FIELD AND STREAM EMAILS TO GET 15% OFF.
Initially instore they did NOT give me 15% off, so I emailed corporate, and they did in fact reinstate a $93.85 credit to my account this morning. That's pretty slick, I must say.

The website's a little slow, but look at the bottom of the home page [fieldandstreamshop.com], sign up for their emails, and you get a 15% off coupon. If you can get them to take 15% off some of these prices, you will have very nice kayaks at a great Slickdeals price!

The sale's still going on this week, so you can still take advantage of the savings.
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how are these compared to Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 12 (or 14)? I'm not a kayak guy as I have access to boat BUT if these are on sale and affordable I just might get one for fun.
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how are these compared to Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 12 (or 14)? I'm not a kayak guy as I have access to boat BUT if these are on sale and affordable I just might get one for fun.
I have been researching them for about 4 weeks, and from what I understand the Hobie line is definitely the Cadillac of kayaks. You pay a lot, but you get an awful lot.

This kayak is a really good entry level kayak, and Paddling.net has some pretty decent reviews on it [paddling.net]. Some of the YouTube videos are really neat, too, showing how versatile it is.

If I can get my highside Leonard trailer set up to carry one, I'm heading to the Field and Stream store tomorrow!
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10:15 pm Eastern - SITE DOWN FOR MAINTENANCE.
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how are these compared to Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 12 (or 14)? I'm not a kayak guy as I have access to boat BUT if these are on sale and affordable I just might get one for fun.
Not even in the same category. But not in the same price range either. One benefit to most of these vs the Hobie is that they'll be a whole lot lighter and easier to deal with as far as hauling them around.

Boat guy too but I use my kayak(s) a lot more often than my boat these days. Too easy to just toss it in the back of the truck and I'm on the water near the house in 20 minutes when I have a few hours to go. Taking the boat out is pretty much a most of the day deal which I rarely have.

Kind of funny... I've spent more time and of money chasing fish all over than I'd like to admit. As it turns out since getting a kayak, I've had more luck on a crappy little nothing of a drainage lake near me than I have almost anywhere else. No way to get a boat in there and other than a couple of other guys who fish it now and then I basically have the whole place to myself and it's full of nice fish.

Well worth having I think. A lot different than fishing out of a boat though and takes some getting used to. One recommendation that I'd have if you're using it mostly to fish and coming from a boat is to get one that you can stand in.
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Not even in the same category. But not in the same price range either. One benefit to most of these vs the Hobie is that they'll be a whole lot lighter and easier to deal with as far as hauling them around.

Boat guy too but I use my kayak(s) a lot more often than my boat these days. Too easy to just toss it in the back of the truck and I'm on the water near the house in 20 minutes when I have a few hours to go. Taking the boat out is pretty much a most of the day deal which I rarely have.

Kind of funny... I've spent more time and of money chasing fish all over than I'd like to admit. As it turns out since getting a kayak, I've had more luck on a crappy little nothing of a drainage lake near me than I have almost anywhere else. No way to get a boat in there and other than a couple of other guys who fish it now and then I basically have the whole place to myself and it's full of nice fish.

Well worth having I think. A lot different than fishing out of a boat though and takes some getting used to. One recommendation that I'd have if you're using it mostly to fish and coming from a boat is to get one that you can stand in.
Where I live there are no lakes but plenty of ocean (southern california) so it would be for ocean fishing. I like to fish yellowtail and kayaks can't travel too far away from shore so that's the main reason why I'm still on the fence.
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Where I live there are no lakes but plenty of ocean (southern california) so it would be for ocean fishing. I like to fish yellowtail and kayaks can't travel too far away from shore so that's the main reason why I'm still on the fence.
Yeah, Hobie or something higher end makes more sense in that case. If a kayak does at all for most people. With enough beer and some bad decision making, you probably could do it but these aren't really what you'd want for that.
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Not even in the same category. But not in the same price range either. One benefit to most of these vs the Hobie is that they'll be a whole lot lighter and easier to deal with as far as hauling them around.

Boat guy too but I use my kayak(s) a lot more often than my boat these days. Too easy to just toss it in the back of the truck and I'm on the water near the house in 20 minutes when I have a few hours to go. Taking the boat out is pretty much a most of the day deal which I rarely have.

Kind of funny... I've spent more time and of money chasing fish all over than I'd like to admit. As it turns out since getting a kayak, I've had more luck on a crappy little nothing of a drainage lake near me than I have almost anywhere else. No way to get a boat in there and other than a couple of other guys who fish it now and then I basically have the whole place to myself and it's full of nice fish.

Well worth having I think. A lot different than fishing out of a boat though and takes some getting used to. One recommendation that I'd have if you're using it mostly to fish and coming from a boat is to get one that you can stand in.
I'm curious - I've never had a kayak, and I really do want to get one of these Eagle Talons. I am on a budget now that I have a few projects going, so I really think this would suit me for what I will use it for - much like you, I plan to put this in a utility trailer and go 10 minutes from my house to fish.

My question to you is - is there any problem with padding the top of the front rail and the tailgate of a 5 x 8 highside Leonard utility trailer and tying the kayak down on that? That will make the nose of the kayak lower toward the front of the car, but if I can do that tomorrow I'll drive to Field and Stream, about an hour and a half from my house, load the kayak, tie it down good, and bring it back home.

Obviously I don't know what I'm doing, but if that will work, I'll go buy the thing tomorrow afternoon. I just don't want to warp the kayak or have it slip off, but I would think I could get away with it. I'll keep my speed to 55 mph on the Interstate.
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You might consider adding B&M to the Title since these are in-store only.
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I'm curious - I've never had a kayak, and I really do want to get one of these Eagle Talons. I am on a budget now that I have a few projects going, so I really think this would suit me for what I will use it for - much like you, I plan to put this in a utility trailer and go 10 minutes from my house to fish.

My question to you is - is there any problem with padding the top of the front rail and the tailgate of a 5 x 8 highside Leonard utility trailer and tying the kayak down on that? That will make the nose of the kayak lower toward the front of the car, but if I can do that tomorrow I'll drive to Field and Stream, about an hour and a half from my house, load the kayak, tie it down good, and bring it back home.

Obviously I don't know what I'm doing, but if that will work, I'll go buy the thing tomorrow afternoon. I just don't want to warp the kayak or have it slip off, but I would think I could get away with it. I'll keep my speed to 55 mph on the Interstate.
Don't know. I've never tried to trailer one like that. I just throw mine in the bed of my truck hooked at the front of the bed with a strap and another around at the rear and let the rest hang out of the back with a flag on it.

Assuming that it's padded and secured to the trailer well I'd think that it probably would be OK. People strap them to the top of their car with not much more than some padding and light straps.

You'd have to try to pretty hard to warp it. That's more of a concern for long-term storage. What you might be able to do especially with the sit-in style is to flex it to the point that the plastic buckles in one spot if you had all of the weight on one small area and really cranked it down. But even then, for example, I use a cart that's not much more than that which puts all of the weight on two 1" diameter tubes with foam padding around them and even with one of the kayaks that I have which is a real cheap thing made of super soft plastic it's fine.

Obviously can't say for sure but if you pad it well and take a bunch of straps and tie it so that it can't move in any direction I'd think that you'd probably be OK.

Edit: I missed what you were saying about the front being lower than the car. Don't know what your trailer looks like so can't really picture that. Can you remove the front or rear gate on the trailer to let it sit more flat?
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Don't know. I've never tried to trailer one like that. I just throw mine in the bed of my truck hooked at the front of the bed with a strap and another around at the rear and let the rest hang out of the back with a flag on it.

Assuming that it's padded and secured to the trailer well I'd think that it probably would be OK. People strap them to the top of their car with not much more than some padding and light straps.

You'd have to try to pretty hard to warp it. That's more of a concern for long-term storage. What you might be able to do especially with the sit-in style is to flex it to the point that the plastic buckles in one spot if you had all of the weight on one small area and really cranked it down. But even then, for example, I use a cart that's not much more than that which puts all of the weight on two 1" diameter tubes with foam padding around them and even with one of the kayaks that I have which is a real cheap thing made of super soft plastic it's fine.

Obviously can't say for sure but if you pad it well and take a bunch of straps and tie it so that it can't move in any direction I'd think that you'd probably be OK.

Edit: I missed what you were saying about the front being lower than the car. Don't know what your trailer looks like so can't really picture that. Can you remove the front or rear gate on the trailer to let it sit more flat?
I'm going to see if I can get the gate off, but that may be tough. I thought about getting a chain on both sides of the tailgate to hold it open and just letting the kayak lay flat like that.
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Old Town Canoe Predator XL Minn-Kota $2549.98 [fieldandstreamshop.com] ($450 off - I would really like to be able to afford this one!)

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I've been using my buddy's Future Beach Trophy 126 kayak for fishing since last summer. The seat is horrible, and it is a bit cramped with my creel, but he got it for $270 on sale a few years ago which is pretty decent. I've had my eye on the Eagle Run for myself. Was just at Dick's yesterday and really liked it - the seat looked and felt pretty good. From what I can discern, the extra 1 ft 6" in length would only make it a bit faster, although it is 7 pounds heavier. Anyways, there is no F+S near me, so hopefully Dick's will follow suit and drop price.
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I've been using my buddy's Future Beach Trophy 126 kayak for fishing since last summer. The seat is horrible, and it is a bit cramped with my creel, but he got it for $270 on sale a few years ago which is pretty decent. I've had my eye on the Eagle Run for myself. Was just at Dick's yesterday and really liked it - the seat looked and felt pretty good. From what I can discern, the extra 1 ft 6" in length would only make it a bit faster, although it is 7 pounds heavier. Anyways, there is no F+S near me, so hopefully Dick's will follow suit and drop price.
If I don't drive all the way to Asheville, NC to the F&S store I'm going to see if Dick's will pricematch. But I just ordered some of the Predator XLs above - if they honor those prices, that will be unbelievable!
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Where I live there are no lakes but plenty of ocean (southern california) so it would be for ocean fishing. I like to fish yellowtail and kayaks can't travel too far away from shore so that's the main reason why I'm still on the fence.
Yellowtail are regularly caught of yaks in La Jolla. Go spend some time at the bigwatersedge site.
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