Gear leashes are some of the most important leashes you can use. They are designed to keep your gear inside the kayak should you tip over or capsize. Depending on your style, some fishermen are minimalists and take as little gear as possible while others pack everything they can. Many of my customers order 10 or more leashes at a time. They know what it takes for them to keep their gear secured.
The photo above shows a 24" standard leash with one of the carabiners attached to a D ring on tackle bag. You don't want to lose all your expensive lures over the side. A leash can cost less than the price of one crank bait.
Without leashes you can potentially lose hundreds of dollars in gear. This can include your tackle box, cooler or insulated catch bags, watertight dry boxes for your phone and GPS, camping gear, watertight camera bags and any number of items. Without having them leashed you are taking a big chance and setting yourself up for a lot of heartache. In worst case situations, if you are far down river or miles into the Gulf, securing your gear can mean the difference between making it back safely or having to be rescued.
The photo to the right shows an adjustable leash attached to a dry bag. The 36" leash can adjust to approximately 10" diameter and can even stretch around larger items. Larger items such as sleeping bags may need the 48" adjustable leash.
You can store a lot of gear inside the watertight internal compartment if your kayak has that feature. However, I know from experience that my gear will slide all over the inside of the kayak. Even worse, it never fails that the item you are looking for became wedged just out of reach somewhere inside. You can solved the problem by leashing your gear. You may need to install some padeyes inside the kayak and there are also other ways of attaching your carabiners. Then, when you open the hatch your gear will only be as far as the end of your leash. Believe me, when you need something quick, you will love knowing it's right where you left it.
Free Nylon Padeye and Tri-Fold Rivets
Each package will include 1 Free Padeye and Two Free Tri-Fold Aluminum Rivets. Many kayaks sold in stores do not have padeyes. You will need them strategically placed. Therefore, we help get you started with a single padeye and two tri-fold aluminum rivets.
The padeyes and aluminum rivets are designed for kayaks and will not rust. The rivets fold into three long arms that lock firmly onto the kayak. The rivets are easily attached with a a 3/16" drill bit and a standard rivet gun with a 3/16" tip.
Note: One padeye and two rivets for each leash. If you need more padeyes and rivets, Please See Padeyes and Rivets
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