Guy Harvey Magazine

SUM 2018

Guy Harvey Magazine is focused on fishing, boating, scuba diving, and marine conservation. Portfolios from the world's best fishing photographers, articles on gear, travel, tournaments, apparel, lifestyle, seafood recipes, sustainable fisheries.

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76 | www.GuyHarveyMagazine.com 76 | www.GuyHarveyMagazine.com A Kayak Addict's 12-Step Recovery Program BY FRED GARTH Hi, my name is Fred and I'm a kayakaholic. My addiction began when I was young and naive with a small, sit-on-top, yellow yak. It all seemed innocent enough back then. I was just a recreational user. I was in control. At least that's what I kept telling myself. Not even my family or close friends suspected the depth of my addiction. When they finally started asking questions, I hid it from them. I'd sneak out at night to fish the dock lights when everyone was asleep. I was in serious denial. Then, I flew off the edge—plunged bow-first over a waterfall (not literally). The culprit was my introduction to a much more powerful substance—the pedal kayak. Not only did I feel a new kind of spiritual freedom, but it had a comfortable seat that prevented back pain and enveloped my fat tush like a giant marshmallow. Plus, I could stand erect like other advanced primates. For the sake of my reader's own well-being, I will reveal the culprit that sucked me in. It's the Hobie Pro Angler 14. And after my first try, I was hopelessly hooked. I had to have it. The author peddling home after a fishing trip.

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