"Kayak fishermen want to be seen or unseen," rightly noted Andrew Stern, Marketing Specialist with Bending Branches paddles. That is, if you're paddling in big water that's also used by power boaters who may have started the morning with a couple of beers, you want to use a bright, flashy, easily visible kayak paddle. On smaller waters, though, with fish that easily spook, a subtle color is more suitable. That's why BB expanded their line of kayak fishing paddles to four types. The paddles weigh from 30 to 37 ounces; have blades in various combinations of fiberglass, nylon, and carbon; and are available in orange, black, sage green, sea green, or camo. All have tape measures on the shaft, and three of them have a small "hook retrieval" notch on the paddle, which is designed to let you follow your fishing line down to your snagged hook and use leverage to free it.