Whether you're angling towards a known fish hangout under an outcropping of low-hanging branches or you're ready to take the next step in owning an entire fishing set-up, the Bending Branches Straight Shaft Scout Angler Paddle is calling your name. Listen, and then pick up this lightweight, straight-shaft paddle on your way to the river. The durable blades won't break when you knock the rocks or push off of clay river banks. When you land the lunker for the record books, you can use the measurements on the shaft to figure out the precise length and tweet it rather than waiting. Crafted from lightweight aluminum, this rugged shaft will take knee-knocking and occasional rock encounters by novice paddlers. All-day anglers will appreciate the minimal weight and instantaneous ability to measure whatever grabs the hook, fire or tire--it's hard work catching steel-belted radials. The fiberglass-reinforced nylon blade handles all conditions with ease. Scrape your way along the shoreline, swat at pesky gnats, or simply enjoy the trip to the favored fish locale. At a solid 95 cubic inches, the 17. 5 x 6. 9 blade bites off a chunk of water, but nothing so big as to make moving difficult. Strong strokes or dainty dips, this blade takes it all. If you happen to, um, miss the water and snag your hook on a branch or your fishing buddy, the blade-based hook retrieval system saves the day. The blades feather 60 degrees when you need to make waves back to the beach before the day's catch goes bad.