Home Made Kayak Fishing Kite


My Home Made Kayak Fishing Kite made from 1/4″ dowels and a piece of Tyvek house wrap. Dimensions are 36′ X 36″. Bridle length is 28″ for each piece including the center bridle which is adjustable depending on the wind speed, but can be made longer or shorter as needed by sliding the lock slider forward and aft. I made the lock/slider from a piece of a plastic ordinary knife blade. I used 80 pound Dacron for the bridle lines. 2 swivels, a ‘triangle’ bead and two 48″ dowels. You can use any stiff spars as long as they are very light and strong. The center piece can be non-flexible plastic tubing or even a 1/4″ copper 4 way cross piece, anything that is stiff and secure, or you can eliminate it all together and secure the dowels where they cross with Dacron or small tie-wraps. I also used 1/4″ plastic tubing at the ends of the dowels to keep from drilling the dowels which would weaken them. A drop of super glue on all knots holds great. I used double surgeons knots for everything. Also, I used cloth hospital tape which is somewhat waterproof to strengthen the corners and center hole. The entire fishing kite weighs in at 4.5 oz. total weight (125 grams) including the snap swivel to the main kite line. I flew it today in a 4-5 knot wind and she flew great. Flying video to come…