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Back in the Saddle

Posted by Nathan Raycroft on August 23, 2014 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (0)

As I sit on my back porch this Saturday morning, drinking my coffee and enjoying my nice quiet back yard, I think about the travels my wife and I have experienced these past 2-1/2 to 3 years, and how longs it's been since we've been able to sit here. As a Senior Project Manager for a large General Contractor, work has had us on the road, and although together as a family in residence, I ended up on the road more than I have in many years. Long story short...I'm home for now (and still proud...

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Winner, Winner, Redfish Dinner!

Posted by Nathan Raycroft on June 11, 2011 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (0)

In early February I hosted a Kayak Fishing Seminar at the Cape Fear Christian Sportsman’s Fish Fest 2011, an annual event held by the Christ Community Church in Wilmington, NC. I attended this event in 2010, and made an effort to be there again for the 2011 event. After discussion with the organizers of the event, they afforded me the opportunity to set up a few kayaks out...

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More "Quality" Time on the Water!

Posted by Nathan Raycroft on May 30, 2011 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

I received an email from David Walls, a Quality Control Manager from another General Contractor working on Base and just around the corner from the Project I was working on. David is up working from Georgia, and wanted a new avenue to get back into fishing, specifically; he wanted to get into kayak fishing. He wanted to spend a good amount of time in a kayak testing them out to see which one he might prefer when the time was right to pull the trigger on one for him.

 

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NCKFA Battle in the 'Boro!

Posted by Nathan Raycroft on April 30, 2011 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (1)

I’m a little late in posting my pictures of the NCKFA Battle in the ‘Boro Event, but only due to traveling so much lately.  This Tournament takes place annually and to help support the Heroes on the Water foundation.

 

 

I arrived at this year’s event with a brand new Native Watercraft Mariner 12.5 Propel, ...

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Let's get 2011 started off with a...redfish!

Posted by Nathan Raycroft on January 1, 2011 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (1)

During the week leading up to Christmas and New Years Megan called and told me of her plan to take her friend Cary kayak fishing.  She had bought him a new fishing rod and reel for Christmas, and was eager to have him put it to the test on his first ever kayak fishing trip.  The challenge was set...and I hoped not to disappoint.

 

We launched early and didn't paddle 100 yards before seeing fish.  The tide was low and water was cold and crystal clear.  We a...

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Anglers Nook "Best of 2010"

Posted by Nathan Raycroft on December 31, 2010 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Sometimes things take longer to get done than you ever imagined. In this case and with the launch of this Best of 2010 collection of favorite moments on the water, I think the timing, for many reasons, is just perfect!

 

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I hope you enjoy the above video's collection of my fav...

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I've got your fishing story...

Posted by Nathan Raycroft on October 23, 2010 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (0)

I was sitting at the house one night and received a call from a guy named Doug who was inquiring about a kayak that I was selling. When the conversation was over, we were off the topic of a pedal type vs. paddle kayaks and into discussions about getting out on the water for a fishing trip together. Now it was just down to deciding what date this would happen.

 

We locked in the date and decided to hit the water together. As Doug lived near me and on the way to the launch, I p...

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My son's first redfish!

Posted by Nathan Raycroft on October 20, 2010 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

My son Reece turned 7 years old Saturday and he and I spent the day visiting some local tackle shops and distributing more business cards. While at The Reel Outdoors on Emerald Isle, Reece spotted a rod and reel combo that as he stated was “just his size”. Many tackle shops sell either “kids” rod/reel combos or “adult” sized ones. The combo that Reece found was a “youth” size and thou...

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My folks and friends go kayak fishing!

Posted by Nathan Raycroft on October 10, 2010 at 9:35 PM Comments comments (0)

I had an opportunity to take my Mom and Dad and their friends Chris and Christy kayak fishing this weekend. Chris and Christy are fly fishing guides through my Uncle’s shop in Estes Park, Colorado, Scots Sporting Goods.

 

I borrowed my friend’s kayak for my Mom to pedal and loaded up my fleet of red and camouflaged Native Watercrafts and hea...

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Redfish, friends and personal bests!

Posted by Nathan Raycroft on September 5, 2010 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)

I had another opportunity to get on the water with my friend Kaleb Dutil and co-worker/friend Luis. Kaleb is a fellow Native Watercraft Endorsed Fishing Guide and is the Coordinator for the Cape Fear Chapter of Heroes on the Water, an organization that serves all military personnel who have been wounded, injured or disabled while serving on active duty, in the reserves or national guard. In this trip, Kaleb’s wife Danielle was also able to get out with us. As the day started, Kaleb and ...

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