Drew to appear at Atlanta Boat Show this weekend

Drew Gregory, the angler behind the Coosa design, will be at the Atlanta Boat Show to represent Jackson Kayak, the Coosa and The Outside World this weekend (14th & 15th) on Friday afternoon until the show closes and Saturday until 4:30pm.  So, if you want to get out of the house and check out a Coosa in person, or probe Drew’s mind about the boat, then come down to the show and talk a little kayak fishing with Drew, The Outside World gang and fellow Jackson Kayak Fishing Team members Tim and Adam Parker.

Comments on “Drew to appear at Atlanta Boat Show this weekend”

  1. John Rasnake
    February 22, 2011 at 4:55 am

    Hello Drew,

    I am anxious to try out the Coosa! Looks great!
    Can you tell me how it would do going up river against current, especially spring flows?
    I know that is not much to go on?
    How does it track?
    I weigh about 240, 5’9″, and have been looking at longer, 14′ kayaks, for weight support and tracking. Wishing to paddle upstream and float back to fish. Would prefer a shorter more manageable boat with a retractable skeg for straight tracking over a long haul.
    Anyway, great looking boat with amazing features. Will be trying one out soon in Knoxville, Tn.

    1. February 28, 2011 at 10:06 pm

      John, I tested the boat out in spring time flows in my area (the southeast) and it did fine moving up eddies and ferrying across to various ones to get upstream. Of course a lot of it does depend on your paddling skills and what river you are attempting to fish and how much volume is pushing downstream. I would recommend a paddle in the 240 range to help get plenty of blade in the water to give you a more efficient and powerful stroke when in the “high” seating position of the Coosa.

      The tracking is pretty good. Most who have paddled it expect it to not do as well as it does on tracking given its super maneuverability but when paddling it does well in the tracking department.

      Many are adding a rudder to the boat so it can certainly be done if you are looking for even better tracking. Definitely try one out at River Sports in Knoxville and they will take care of you. Good luck!

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