Category: Sponsor News

Reaction Tackle Sponsors EKF!

We are excited to announce Reaction Tackle as an official sponsor for EKF!

Reaction Tackle is known for its quality fishing line, accessories, and terminal tackle, and we will have some to give away at each of our 2024 events. All premium EKF members also receive 20% off online sales (some exclusions may apply).

We look forward to working with Reaction Tackle this season. Please give them a like and follow!

Also, if you’re interested, they have a growing Pro Staff team and are always looking for great anglers who can help promote the brand. If that’s you, click here.

Doomsday Tackle Co. Sponsors EKF!

We are happy to announce Doomsday Tackle Co. as an official sponsor for EKF!

Doomsday Tackle Co. makes high-quality rods—light, sensitive, but durable and strong—at a budget-friendly price, perfect for the everyday angler to the tournament pro.

They also have a small line of soft baits available (but not the turtle; that’s a different company).

Two lucky anglers will receive one of Doomsday’s 47 Series rods at our regular-season events, and we will be giving away two J-D.A.M. Series rods at our Championship event!

In addition, EKF premium members receive 30% off purchases (some exclusion may apply, of course). Not a member yet? Join here!

We’re very excited to work with Will and Doomsday! Please give them a like/follow, and support those who support us.

EKF Partners with Power-Pole!

We are excited to announce Power-Pole as an official sponsor for EKF!

Power-Pole provides anglers with the most essential anchoring systems in the sport of bass fishing, from their bigger hydraulic anchors to their electric Micro Anchor, which are ideal for kayaks.

And at each event, we will be giving away to one lucky angler a Micro Anchor system and 8-foot Ultra-Lite Spike!

We’re looking forward to working with this amazing company and showcasing their products to you all. Give them a like/follow!

Official Outfitter for EKF: Black Hall Outfitters

We would like to welcome Black Hall Outfitters as the official kayak retailer for Elite Kayak Fishing!

To celebrate, Black Hall Outfitters is offering EKF members INSANE prices on select, in-stock Hobie models! These prices are exclusive to EKF members, so if you’re a member, check your e-mail for all the details and more!

Ted Douglas, whom many of you know, has also moved to Black Hall Outfitters, so if you need rigging, Ted’s your man.

(You may also recognize the guy in the photo above.)

We are very excited to partner with Black Hall Outfitters and are confident they will provide our members with quality service that is second to none!

KNARRly Rigging Bloopers

What’s up, everybody? 👀

Check out Three Belles Outfitters for all your kayak fishing and rigging needs. Tell them Elite Kayak Fishing sent you!

KNARRly Rigging by Three Belles Outfitters, Parts 1 & 2

Road trip!

Recently the EKF crew went down to Three Belles Outfitters—this year’s Presenting Sponsor—in Niantic, Connecticut, to begin rigging Ken Wood’s 2023 tournament kayak: the Jackson Kayak Knarr.

If you’re in the Northeast and are looking for a kayak or rigging on your current kayak, be sure to hit up Ted Douglas and Three Belles Outfitters. Tell them Elite Kayak Fishing sent you!

Elite Kayak Fishing Gets Harpooned!

At Elite Kayak Fishing, we pride ourselves on doing things a bit different. Focusing on the community aspect of our sport and striving to ensure that every person that fishes our events has fun and gets a chance to meet anglers from around the region.

For 2022, we are pleased to announce a brand-new title sponsor, one we think lines up with these ideals perfectly, and one who will help us make this season unforgettable!

Harpoon Brewery is an employee-owned business out of Boston. You may have heard of them. They received brewing permit #001 in Massachusetts in 1986 and have been helping shape the craft beer industry in the Northeast and across the country for over three decades.

Like we wanted to change the scope of tournaments in our region, Harpoon has changed the scope of the brewing industry. Love Beer. Love Life. A motto that they live by, and a motto that we at Elite Kayak Fishing can get behind.

So for 2022, look forward to awesome things from our partners. We will be working very closely with all of them to ensure that this is the best season this region has ever seen!

Now go out and grab a Harpoon Big League because you have made it!

Dakota Lithium Powers Elite Kayak Fishing

Elite Kayak Fishing is amped to announce that our 2021 season will be powered by Dakota Lithium!

One of the most supportive companies to not only the kayak fishing industry but also the anglers, Dakota Lithium should be no stranger to you. Whether you need a long-lasting battery to power your GoPro all day, run your electronics or your motor, Dakota Lithium has you covered, from 7ah all the way up to 200ah!

Their 10ah Power Box—a universal and mobile power station equipped with two USB charging ports, a 12v socket, binder posts, and high-efficiency LED flashlight—is built to power all your passions! And their new Multi-Function Power Inverter is the perfect companion to the tournament angler or outdoors enthusiast. Paired with any Dakota Lithium battery or solar panel, the Power Inverter takes DC power and transforms it into AC power, ideal for powering equipment such as laptops, CPAP machines, and small TVs and appliances while on the road or off the grid.

With batteries that last 4x longer than traditional batteries, you’ll be hard-pressed to run your battery down in a single outing, and it’s all backed by a best-in-class 11-year warranty and world-class industry support. Come out to one of our events this year for your chance to win one of these great products!

Check out Dakota Lithium online at their website or give them a like and follow on Facebook and Instagram.

Savur Outdoors Partners with Elite Kayak Fishing

Elite Kayak Fishing is pleased to announce Savur Outdoors as a series partner for the 2021 fishing season!

Savur Outdoors offers retrieval devices designed to recover lost fishing rods, action cameras, and fishing bows. We’ve all had days on the water where the conditions were challenging, only to get back to shore and discover an expensive piece of gear is missing. Using the same science behind inflatable lifejackets, Savur’s products deploy a float with sixty feet of fishing line attached, allowing you to recover your gear. If your gear is submerged, Savur’s floats are reloadable, allowing you to get multiple uses out of the same product.

Savur Outdoors provides options made to fit a wide range of fishing rods in a variety of different color combinations. The action camera float integrates into existing camera mounts, preventing any obstacles from capturing your adventures on the water. The gear float attaches with a key ring to anything you don’t want Davy Jones keeping.

We are excited to be working with Savur Outdoors and we will be giving away some of their floats during our events for the 2021 season!

Give them a like and follow on Facebook and Instagram, or check them out online at their website.

Elite Kayak Fishing Announces Title Sponsor

Elite Kayak Fishing is very excited to announce that Three Belles Outfitters will be the title sponsor for our inaugural season!

Three Belles Outfitters, located on the Niantic River in Niantic, Connecticut, has long been recognized as the premier outfitter in the Northeast. Carrying such brands as Jackson Kayak, Hobie, Feelfree, Bonafide, and Native Watercraft, it’s easy to see why it is the one-stop shop for your outfitting needs. In addition to sales, Three Belles has a kayak and SUP rental fleet, an extensive kayak rigging department, kayak fishing charters, kids’ programs, and they host corporate events.

Through their online store, you can order kayaks as well as all your elite rigging brands, such as YakAttack, RAM, YakPower, YakGear, Nocqua, Lowrance, and BerleyPro. Not sure which kayak to choose? Stop in and demo several, and pick the one that works best for you.

If you want to save a little money, reach out to one of the National Fishing Team members—Ken Wood, Jason Gardner, Cory Pelletier, Tyler Sweet, or Joseph D’Addeo—before you shop! Long drive to get a kayak? No worries! Three Belles ships and offers a delivery service within a 200-mile radius of the shop.

Ted Douglas, who oversees sales and rigging, is very knowledgeable on all brands of kayaks and is always willing to answer questions, give a price quote, and goes out of his way to help ensure products are sent out right away.

Three Belles manager, Lauren Furey, is as passionate about this sport as any of the competitors. When asked about partnering with Elite Kayak Fishing, Lauren said, “We are excited to partner with EKF. Their dedication to growing the sport of kayak fishing and creating a dedicated kayak fishing trail series for the Northeast region is a game changer. Their pioneering spirit and future plans for EKF matched TBO’s core principles, all of which provides an amazing opportunity for growth and support in the Northeast.”

The motto at Three Belles Outfitters is “life is always better on the water,” and we couldn’t agree more, which is why this elite kayak outfitter was the obvious choice for the Elite Kayak Fishing trail!

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