My Basic Big Rig HDFD Setup

The Big Rig is not without a reason one of Jackson Kayak’s most popular fishing kayaks. The possibility that the Big Rig HD can be converted into the Big Rig FD is awesome! And then you can switch to the Flex Drive E within seconds. A real transformer! These are many reasons why, in addition to the incredible stability, I love this boat so much despite the relatively high weight. Here is some information about what my basic setup from the Big Rig HDFD looks like:

My Basic Big Rig HDFD Setup

Power

If I use the Big Rig HDFD with the Flex Drive 3D, then I have the Rebelcell 12V18 AV li-ion battery as a power source for the fish finder. When I use the Flex Drive E, the motor and the fish finder are powered by the Rebelcell 12.35 AV outdoor box (for this you also need the Rebelcell Quick Connect Cable with cigarette lighter plug). The transducer is positioned with a self-made mount in the middle scupper hole. I regularly use the transducer on other kayaks, so the cable from the transducer lies under the seat.
https://www.rebel-cell.com/en/index.html

My Basic Big Rig HDFD Setup

Fish Finder

The fish finder is attached to the left gear track, on the right gear track is a YakAttack Omega Rod Holder.
https://www.yakattack.us/omega-rod-holder-with-track-mounted-locknload-mounting-system-rhm-1001/

My Basic Big Rig HDFD Setup

Camera

I installed the YakAttack DogBone Camera Mount right at the front of the gear track and control the GoPro with voice control.

My Basic Big Rig HDFD Setup

Paddle

My paddle is a Bending Branches Angler Pro, which I adjust to a length of 255 cm. By the way: you can also paddle the Big Rig HDFD absolutely well!
https://bendingbranches.com/products/angler-pro-plus-fishing-kayak-paddle

Behind the seat is my KKrate, which I secure with bungie cords. My landing net is always in the molded in rod holders (Westin W3 Landing Net Size L).

My Basic Big Rig HDFD Setup

Anchoring

I have two options for anchoring: In shallow water I use a self-made anchor stick. The Big Rig rod trough is the perfect storage option for this. For deep water I use the Tightline Anchor K5 (secured to YakAttack Vertical Tie Downs).
https://www.tightlineanchors.com/online-store/K5-Kayak-Canoe-Anchor-3-5LBS-p117835944

My Basic Big Rig HDFD Setup

This is my standard setup, I don’t need more for fishing trips. My tackle boxes are under the seat and right behind them a waterproof camera case. Oh yes, there is enough space on the Big Rig HDFD. Can’t wait to hit the water again with this badass transformer!

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