Just when I thought they couldn’t get any better, Hobie® has unveiled the newest addition to their fleet of angling kayaks. The new Mirage® Pro Angler 12 is possibly their most versatile fishing craft to date. No matter what type of water you fish, the Pro Angler 12 is ready to handle it, and boasts more features than you can swing a graphite rod at.
MirageDrive: The always-popular pedal-driven propulsion system is still key to the maneuverability of the Pro Angler 12. With self-centering pedals and the included turbo fins, the Mirage Drive is the proven leader of a stealthy and efficient approach to fish.
Vantage Seating: With the new Vantage seat, Hobie has raised the
bar. Boasting both fore/aft reclining action and a five-inch up or down adjustment, you can count on comfort that fits your style without getting out of your chair. Made from Hobie’s new comfort mesh, the Vantage Seat includes
the Boa® System for lumbar support. When you are ready to do some sight fishing the chair folds neatly out-of-the-way.
Boa® Adjustment: Located on the back of the seat is a one-handed dial that provides a full range of adjustment to provide lumbar support.
Transducer Mount: Hobie has included a Lowrance®-ready, built-in
transducer mount with pre-installed through-hull cable plugs. Mounting your fish finder this time takes no glue or marine grease and no need to drill holes in your yak.
Other Important Features:
- Pivoting Tackle Management System
- Port/Starboard Dual-steering
- Horizontal Rod Storage with Tip Protection (for six rods)
- Brass Inserts for Anchor Trolley Installation
- Replaceable Mounting Boards for Electronics and Rod Holders
- Anti-skid Floor Mats
- Length: 12’
- Width: 36”
- Weight: 120 lbs. (fully rigged)
- Capacity: 500 lbs.
- Projected Availability: June 2012
- MSRP: $2549
Made in the U.S.A.
Note: In Kentucky Canoe KY is a Hobie Dealer! Stop by and check them out!
Disclaimer: I am not offering a review of the Pro Angler 12 at this time because I haven’t been in one at the date of the article. I am a member of the Hobie Pro Fishing Team, but have received no compensation for sharing this information.
Sweet! In the words of many of our club members, I think it is time to drink the Kool-aid! I really like my 12 foot stealth and think this would be a great addition to the plastic navy. I really want to be able to stand and fly fish and think this is the package i have been waiting on.
I know what you mean Ken. I love my Hobie Outback, but this rig is too sweet. It definitely has the bells and whistles! I’m trying to figure out how to have my Outback and and PA 12 too!