A 40 YEAR TESTAMENT TO WOOD AND WILLPOWER
Bending Branches is a paddle company based in Wisconsin, USA. Founded in 1982, the company started out as a small, one-man operation in a basement. The company's founder, Jim Dresser, was an avid canoeist who was frustrated with the poor quality of the paddles available at the time, so he started making his own.
Over the years, Bending Branches has grown into one of the largest paddle companies, known for its high-quality and innovative products. They offer a wide range of paddles for various types of water sports, including canoeing, kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding.
ELEVATE THE EXPERIENCE
Paddlers and outdoor enthusiasts making paddles. It's as simple as that. At Bending Branches we believe passion for what you do shines through. We understand why quality materials, design and craftsmanship matter. You can trust a Bending Branches product because we do, and we're just like you.
Bending Branches kayak fishing story
Shaft : Fiberglass
Blade : Fiberglass Reinforced Nylon
Blade Size: 7.5” x 18” (102.5 sq. in.)
Weight: 35.5 oz. (1,006 g)
The Angler Classic is the staple of durability on the water. The new blade shape is larger than previous generations, providing more horsepower and control with every stroke. The improvements result in a smoother forward stroke with a stiffer feel, quieter entry and exit, and less chances for flutter. The upgraded fiberglass + nylon blade material is stronger (meaning less inefficiencies) and thicker, making it more durable and robust long-term.
Shaft: 100% Carbon
Blade: Carbon Reinforced Nylon
Blade Size: 7.5 x 18 in.
Weight: 30.5 oz. (865 g)
The best overall value in kayak fishing paddles. The Ace combines the weight savings of a carbon shaft with the most durable blades available.
The blade shape provides a smoother forward stroke with less chances for flutter, stiffer feel, and quieter entry and exit. The upgraded carbon + nylon blade material is stronger(meaning less flex) and thicker, making it more durable and robust long-term.
Shaft : 100% Carbon
Blade: Compression Molded Fiberglass
Blade Size: 7.25” x 18” (105 sq. in.)
Weight: 30 oz. (850 g)
The kayak fishing paddle even professionals dream about. The Angler Pro is commonly used by Bending Branches team members and competitive anglers for the optimal combination of weight savings and performance for the dollar.
Compression molded fiberglass blades are renowned for their weight and longevity. Fiberglass composite blades lay-up save many ounces in a paddle, resulting in an easy paddling stroke and less fatigue at the end of the day.
100% carbon shaft is the lightest material available, so paddling is less fatiguing and more enjoyable on longer trips. The carbon weave is tight and secure, making it one of the strongest options available. The shaft is ovalized where the hands go for more comfort and control, and to limit the chances for blisters.
ANGLER Pro carbon
Shaft: 100% Carbon
Blade: Compression Molded Carbon
Blade Size: 7.25 x 18 in. (18 x 46 cm)
Weight: 25.5 oz. (723 g)
The lightest kayak fishing paddle available, the Angler Pro Carbon is the gold standard of paddles for anglers. Compression molded carbon blades are known for being lightweight, strong, and stiff. There is no lighter material in fishing paddles than wet layup carbon fiber, so the long-distance paddlers can go all day without fatigue.
100% carbon shaft is the lightest material available, so paddling is less fatiguing and more enjoyable on longer trips. The carbon weave is tight and secure, making it one of the strongest options available.