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Wilderness Systems’ All-New Thresher Open Water Fishing Kayak Now Available at Retailers


The next generation of high performance sit-on-top kayak designs defies the bounds of kayak angling

GREENVILLE, S.C. (October 9, 2014) – Wilderness Systems®, the industry leader in innovative, high performance angling kayaks, launches the Thresher®, an all-new open water fishing kayak for 2015 that offers everything an offshore angler might need and more.

Built with both the aspiring and advanced angler in mind, the performance-driven Thresher features a fast, efficient hull with rudder configurations, making it easy to cover long distances to find the best fishing spots. Pronounced, voluminous rails and flared sidewalls provide the stability and predictability needed for breaching ocean waves, paddling through choppy whitecaps, and enduring tumultuous swells. With no sacrifices made to maneuverability, the contoured keel and rockered bow and stern allow the Thresher to gracefully surf its way back to shore after a long day on the water.

The Thresher, available in two sizes, is designed with a thoughtful layout for maximum gear storage, capacity, and accessibility that sets it apart. The sleek and modern sit-on-top deck offers ample usable space to easily customize it with SlideTrax™ and accessories such as rod holders and live wells. Unique features include the cutting-edge FlexPod OS (oversized), which is designed for integrating fish/depth finding electronics and simultaneously provides a convenient, removable, dry storage space. Additionally, a spacious center-mounted storage compartment provides easy access to the hull, allowing the paddler to quickly stow rods and tackle when entering and exiting the surf zone. The new water-shedding bow hatch cover not only covers a large and convenient bow storage area, but also has an integrated paddle park making your paddle easily accessible when you need to go after the next big one. Add in Phase 3® AirPro SOT seating, Wilderness Systems’ renowned, comfortable outfitting, as well as new injection molded carry handles that are easy to use, yet rugged and ridged, and you have the perfect open water fishing kayak.

About Wilderness Systems®

Innovative designs, premium outfitting, and an uncompromising attention to detail have made Wilderness Systems an industry leader since 1986. Today the brand continues to push the limits of technology, performance, comfort, responsiveness and aesthetics. Taking that same drive into the angling market with high quality fishing kayaks, Wilderness Systems now offers the ultimate on-the-water experience for everyone from passionate anglers to recreational boaters and expedition paddlers. Explore Wilderness Systems, part of the Confluence Outdoor family of Made in the USA brands, at and join the Wildy Community.

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Tessa Byars, Account Manager