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Backwater Assassin Carbon Fiber Hybrid Paddle

Backwater Assassin Carbon Fiber Hybrid Paddle

4.89 out of 5 based on 9 customer ratings
(9 customer reviews)





The Backwater Assassin Carbon Fiber Hybrid Paddle is the full-size version of its legendary predecessor, the Assault Hand Paddle. Weighing right at 38 ounces and 42 ounces, respectively, paddle design and technology is again moving forward! The Assassin is available in 2 different adjustable lengths: 230-240cm (90.5-94.5in) & 250-260cm (98.5-102.5). The Assassin kayak paddles not only display the patented “hook and teeth” blade design and raised graphics package, they also provide unsurpassed performance and versatility. The hook is great for grabbing a line in the water, pulling in decoys, pulling you closer to the dock, or making a tree limb easier to reach. The oversized blade helps to pull a lot of water when paddling and makes turning even easier. The Assassin is designed for form as well as function. The unique blade design allows kayakers more freedom, more comfort and more confidence to challenge themselves. The Assassin was designed for both high angle and low angle paddlers. The shaft is made of a carbon hybrid material to help reduce the overall weight and the oversized ABS injected nylon blade is hard enough to push off on any surface and not crack or flex. Is your lure stuck in a tree? No problem, just grab the branch. Too close to the rocks or oyster shells? No problem, just give a push. For added length to the paddle, consider adding the 35cm Carbon Fiber Paddle Extension. This extension works with both versions of the Assassin Paddle.

  • Available in 230-240cm or 250-260cm adjustable lengths
  • ABS injected nylon blade
  • Hook feature to grab your line, waterfowl decoy, dock, or tree limb
  • Serrated teeth edge can be used to launch yourself off solid surfaces
  • Made of strong, fade resistant plastic
  • Drip rings included
  • Available only in a black shaft and black blade
  • For added length, consider the 35cm Carbon Fiber Paddle Extension

Note* – Due to its length, this item incurs an oversized item shipping charge of $10.00. This charge will be added to your cart at checkout.

2 sizes available. Please choose the correct size for your personal preference from the drop-down menu!

Additional information

Weight5 lbs
Dimensions8 × 8 × 60 in


9 reviews for Backwater Assassin Carbon Fiber Hybrid Paddle

  1. 5 out of 5

    If you like the Assault, you will love the Assassin. Same great paddle only this one can paddle your whole kayak. As usual, YAKGEAR with great customer service as well!

  2. 5 out of 5

    I already had the Assault Paddle and I’ve been waiting for this a long time. Light weight, very easy to use and works great in shallow bays of Florida Gulf coast.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Great upgrade from my pelican. This thing is gnarly, I love the serrated portion, you can really get a bite when pushing off. To top it off it feels great.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Just on looks alone this paddle is bad ass. I have yet to test it out but I believe it’s going to be sweet. I just purchased a Vibe Sea Ghost 110 and the paddle it came with was fine, but the Assassin….this is going to be the icing on the cake. Plus with the words Ass mentioned 2 times in it’s name…I’m an Ass man (ladies only). 😁

  5. 5 out of 5

    I hunt ducks and fish out of my kayak. These paddles are awesome! U can cut off a snakes head with the serrated edges,grab limbs,decoys,fishing line and push off the shore easily without fear of breaking. Strong as hell. Highly recommend! If you are a bigger guy and use a large kayak I would recommend the 250-260 cm. Very light as well.

  6. 5 out of 5

    New to kayaking but this is my 3rd paddle and I can’t imagine that there would be a better one out there. Light, tough and versatile plus it has a very high ‘LCF’ (looks cool factor). Combined with Yak Gear, a great combination!

  7. 4 out of 5

    I have used a number of different paddles over the years. This is hands down my favorite paddle. Very durable, lightweight, and affordable. This paddle is a must have for all kayak anglers. The reason for 4 stars is because of the drip rings. They are pretty cheesy and flimsy. Switching these out is difficult on this paddle as you have to remove the center clamp.

  8. 5 out of 5

    This is an awesome paddle. It’s lightweight and the comfortable. I got stuck in a shallow part of a marsh a couple weeks ago and the teeth on the end were great for getting traction to push myself out.

  9. 5 out of 5

    One awesome paddle! Light weight Carbon fiber , pieces fit very nicely no slip or wobble at all. I love the blade configuration, the serrated tips are great for pushing off no slipping off when using. The little hooks it the tip allows you to grab hold of branches to pull yourself in, it’s also great for retrieving lures in trees or hooking your pole if ever you drop it in the river. Highly recommend this paddle.

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