For 2017 Eddy-Gear has improved the Stingray XL line of fishing kayaks, added a pro-staff program, expanded our social presence, and has put together an epic Team of anglers, explorers, and hunters alike.
2017 Stingray XL
The biggest and most noticeable change to the 2017 Stingray XL is the new elevated seating system. This is probably one of the most popular upgrades we have yet to put out. We did a slow roll out in November with the Eddy-Gear Team Members, and then we decided in December to go ahead and release the stadium style elevated seat and the 2017 Eddy-Gear Stingray XL. The best part is that the new seating system will fit right into all previous versions of the Stingray XL. So for those looking to upgrade just the seat, we will have those ready on the site for individual sale sometime in early 2017. We will publicly announce this as soon as it is available. So far we have received great feedback with the new seating system, and of course a steady stream of interest from both current and future Stingray XL owners.
We have also maintained our popular features such as:
A wide stable beam of 31.5″
2 sealed hatches w/ cam locks for extra gear and tackle storage
2 flush mount fishing rod holders with caps
4 carrying handles (bow, stern port and starboard)
Front and Rear cargo storage area with bungee tie down system
2 Bungee paddle park for paddle storage
8 scupper holes with scupper plugs included
Center Console Cover with adjustable rod holder
Multiple accessory mounting points on console
Foot controlled metal rudder system and adjustable foot pegs
The accessory mounting points accept many after market accessories, such as the Railblaza Port. Our rudder system is a steel cable system, not nylon cable like some of our competitors. The included rudder system is pre-installed and ready to go. A load capacity of 670lbs, but the kayak only weighs in at 69lbs. There is much more to learn about this kayak, and that info is available here.
Pro-Staff and Eddy-Gear Team
2017 you will be hearing more about these guys, but we already see that we have chosen an epic group of true outdoors men and women. Our Eddy-Gear members are from all over the United States. Whether blazing the high country in New Mexico or stalking the shallow flats of South Florida, please do stay tuned in on the site or Facebook for updates as we start uploading profiles and pages where we will showcase each and every member. These guys are already poised to be in KBF series tournaments, The Striper Trail, and are involved with many organizations - including Heroes on the Water.
Our Expanded Social Profiles
You can currently find us on the following platforms:
We have plans to start up a Pinterest, a Google Plus profile, and possibly a few others. Stay tuned for more information, give us a follow, and if you're ready to hit the water - Shop Here