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Kayak Angling Leader, Jeff Herman Joins Jackson Kayak


Jackson Kayak announces the addition of another kayak fishing leader to their team with the signing of Jeff Herman this past week. Jeff is a very active member of the Texas fishing community, a writer and will be paddling for both the kayak fishing team and exploration team for Jackson.

Jeff Herman brings to Jackson a wealth of paddle sports knowledge as an American Canoe Association (ACA) instructor and a writer of noted reputation across the kayaking industry. Jeff will also be working an important role in Jackson Kayak’s new Kayak Education project, set to be launched for the summer of 2013.

“Jeff comes to us with all his enthusiasm for both fishing and teaching people about kayaking,” states Jackson’s Marketing Director, James McBeath, “With kayak fishing being such a new sport it is rare to find that perfect combination of pure kayaker and pure fisherman. Jeff has both skill sets and has seemingly set his life’s ambitions on helping others get there too.”

Jeff Herman adds, “I am ecstatic to be part of the Jackson Team! Joining a kayak company with momentum, vision, and passion for all aspects of kayaking will be exciting and rewarding.” Jeff continues, “I hope to bring a unique skill set to an already fantastic team with my passion for fishing and paddle instruction. The Cuda kayak is the perfect platform for bay fishing and sight casting reds, and I am stoked to do some kayak touring from the Journey. Let’s get some salt on plastic, and some fish on reel!”

Jeff has spent some of his fishing time in front of the camera with appearances on a variety of fishing shows, including those of new Jackson team member, Jim Sammons. “Continuing to work with Jim Sammons and Will Richardson from Heliconia press is icing on the cake! “ notes Jeff Herman.

About Jeff “Birdsnest” Herman: Jeff’s home waters are the Texas Gulf Coast where you can find him bay fishing for reds , trout and, flounder, or heading offshore for bulls, sharks, and Jacks. Jeff has fished all over the US and internationally. A pro staff paddler for over a decade, Jeff also loves sea kayaking and is an ACA certified Kayak Instructor. Kayak Editor for Texas’ oldest fishing publication – “Gulf Coast Fisherman” and a contributor to national publications such as Kayak Angler and Kayak Fish, Jeff’s passion is fishing first, but also paddling skills and on the water safety.

About Jackson Kayak: Jackson Kayak was founded in 2003 by Eric Jackson and Tony Lunt. Currently located in Sparta, Tenn., near the Caney Fork River, Jackson Kayak designs, builds, and manufactures leading whitewater, fishing and exploration paddlesports products. With the moto “Build it like it’s your own”, all of their products are Made in the USA in growing support of the local Tennessee economy. Market leaders in both the whitewater and kayak fishing, kayak manufacturing and strong in the exploration sector, Jackson Kayak continues to introduce new product lines each year; this year including a new SUP line are amongst 8 new products for 2013. Jackson Kayak’s success is largely due to delivering high quality products through paddlesports specialty shops globally; all supported by regional, national and international team members who are engaged to promote the paddling lifestyle.

CONTACT: James McBeath 613-256-0598