Jackson Kayak۪s top design team once again teamed up with pro kayak angler Drew Gregory to put an HDtwist to the already popular Coosa model. This heavy duty۪ fishing craft boasts amped up specs/features and is slightly longer and wider than the original Coosa; this makes it even more stable and a perfect fit for anglers of all sizes or those who are really looking for a stand up fishing kayak. The hull is still river friendly, but the HD will track truer on the flat waters of lakes or inshore saltwater.
If you۪re into comfort (and who isn۪t?) then you۪ll love the new Ergo seat with built-in lumbar support, padded deck and soft coated foot pegs. Also, on the HD, anglers will not only have the option to sit high or low, but also the ability to trim the seat into 5 different positions. Place the seat in the forward position/s when on flat water for better tracking or move it to the rear positions for more maneuverability when on flowing water.
What about logical and properly placed features? The Coosa HD is overflowing with those too! Headlining the list is the new innovative and removable Coosa Consolewhich turns this kayak into a craft for both the accessory obsessed angler and, when removed, creates an open deck layout for fly anglers or those that prefer simplification. The console even boasts a hidden line spooling stationfor leaders or line to be easily accessed while on the water. Clever rod tip protectors, rod tusks, line either side of the bow and corresponding rod and rod butt stagers with bungee are there to make sure your rods stay on your Coosa HD when fishing those wild waters. Like most Jackson fishing kayaks you۪ll notice large, and lockable, bow and stern hatches which make storing paddles, rods or heaps of camping gear a cinch. When storing tackle look no further than the stagers/pockets that are found within an arms reach on either side of the seat, under the seat (Plano pockets), behind the seat and of course the tankwell is a perfect size for Jackson Kayak۪s ultimate tackle storage solution, the JKrate. Also adjacent to the tankwell behind the seat are two flush mount rod holders. However, the HD doesn۪t stop there because included are two additional RAM rod holders - the 2007 model and the RAM Tube Jr - which can adhere to the kayak via gear track which lines the HD from bow to stern. The stern also boasts a drag chain chute for easy slow drifting on quicker rivers and comes Power-Pole Micro Anchor ready for those shallow water lake or inshore applications.
As you can see the HD has everything an angler could dream of, but also with the option to back off of it when the situation arises for simplification. No matter what your style the HD gives you, the angler, the option to fish your way which is the Jackson Kayak way!
"Eric Jackson reminds us that 'every kayak we make is a prototype for the next time we redesign that model; now is the time for the Coosa!' In 2011 the whole team was proud of the original river running Coosa, but now I feel like I'm getting a little better flat water craft and the other comforts and features that have previously only existed in my dreams! Good news is, it's a reality and Jackson Kayak gets to share it with the kayak angling world for 2015." - Drew Gregory / Jackson Kayak Fishing Guru / Jackson Kayak Factory Team (North Carolina)
The Coosa HD is a must have for any river fisherman. The stability and maneuverability are incredible, usually you get one or the other but this kayak is the perfect blend. I was mostly surprised with how well it tracked on flat water, given it۪s ability to maneuver so easily. The subtle features are endless on the HD, from gear track and hawg trough stagers to the hi/lo and trimmable Ergo seat...you gotta check this thing out- Matt Cunningham / Jackson Kayak Customer Service / Jackson Kayak Factory Team (Tennessee)