So in saying that I went out and bought a different brand of kayak, I have been longing to get into a Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120 for some time after owning a Tarpon 100 a few years ago, for some reason most likely to move onto another kayak I sold it to a kayak fishing friend and I have forever regretted this decision.
For the last week I have been slowly rigging the Tarpon 120, I have rigged a lot of kayaks over the years and this is a process I really enjoy. I think it is important to thoroughly think about how to do it and if you take your time and ponder over where to put each add on accessory I think you will come up with a better result.
Like the Ocean Kayak System where they use screw brass inserts to enable you to easily add accessories to your kayak, the Wilderness Systems Kayaks have the Side Trax system which allows you to add accessories to your kayak with ease. The Side Trax system is basically a flush fitted rail that runs along the sides of the kayak both front and rear. They have a full range of accessories to fit these rails but I have some Ram Rod Holders so I used their system to attach these to my Tarpon 120. The rails allow for some rectangular shaped nuts to slide along the rail to secure your attachment. You can buy these nuts ready made but I decided to make my own after finding some ideas on a Kayak Fishing web site in the USA.
So after a week of rigging my WS Tarpon 120 this is the result, check out the pictures below, click on them for a closer view...