Beat the Odds - Choose the Right PFD and Wear It Most drownings occur way out at sea, right? Wrong! Nine out of 10 drownings occur in inland waters, most within a few feet of safety and involving boats less than 20 feet long. Most drowning victims had access to a Personal Flotation Device, but did not wear it. A wearable PFD can save your life - if you wear it! If you havenít been wearing your lifejacket because of the way it makes you look or feel, thereís good news. Todayís PFDs fit better, look better and are easy to move around in. A bright lifejacket is easier to see and may increase your chances of rescue. Before you shove off, make sure everyone on board is wearing a PFD. To work best, Lifejackets must be worn with all straps, zippers and ties fastened. The above information is courtesy of Personal Flotation Device Manufacturers Association.
For thirty years, we have been proud of our reputation as an experienced retailer supplying anglers of all kinds with the right equipment to do what they love to do. Personal Floatation Devises (PFDs, LifeJackets) are no exception. PFDs are required by law on the coastal water ways. We carry a very good selection of "paddling vests" and inflatable (collar style) lifejackets. A paddling vest is designed for comfort while paddling a kayak or canoe; however, for anglers it also provides full range of motion and comfort while casting. Many are designed with pockets, d-rings, retractor holders, etc...especially for all the tools an angler needs while on the water. We have both sleek low-profile designs as well as jackets with deeper pockets, depending on your style. In respect to the inflatables, by using CO2 (compressed carbon dioxide), as opposed to foam for buoyancy, your Inflatable personal flotation device (PFD) can remain compact and comfortable until needed, then by automatic or manual activation, depending on the specific model, can become your personal flotation device with almost twice the flotation of most foam PFDs. For you kayakers out there...a PFD is required on your kayak - don't forget your whistle!