Jeff Glen and owns a house on a lake in Copake, NY. He responded to an ad for Wavewalk Kayaks I had placed in the booklet that was distributed as part of the 100th birthday celebration of the the local library.
I offered Jeff a demo which he accepted. Jeff got in the Wavewalk, paddled about for a minute and them stood up in the kayak and smiled. He seemed impressed but he and his wife Rosina already owned 2 sit-n kayaks, a boat they can pedal and a small sailboat. He would “think about it and get back to me”. That was yesterday.
Today he called and we arranged for delivery this very afternoon. I brought the Wavewalk, we went over the basics and again Jeff went off for a few minutes and returned paddling standing up. We shook hands and I left someone whom I thought was a very happy customer.
45 minutes after I returned home my phone rang. “Hello Michael? This is Jeff”. Well, I immediately wondered if this is good news or bad news. “Hi Jeff, how’s it going?”
Jeff said, “I just went out in my W500 with my fly rod and within 20 minutes I landed a 14 inch largemouth bass!”
“Wow” I said, “that’s great”. Of course I was both thrilled for his success and relieved that he wasn’t calling immediately after delivery to tell me there was some kind of a problem!
“You don’t understand” he said,’Nobody catches bass on this lake on a fly rod!.”
“Can I put this story on my website?” I asked. “Sure” he said, “it must be that amazing yellow color that attracted them! ”
I have a new client who, though experienced with kayaking, is thrilled to have found a truly great fishing kayak at last. And that is thrill enough for me.
This is a blog post with no photos, but I think it paints a beautiful picture of Wavewalks and the experience of owning one.
Thanks Jeff, for sharing your story. Your success made my day.