Kayak bass fishing Stand-up assist for kayak bass fishing Posted on April 30, 2019 Photo: Dave Mull - We made a stand-up assist rope that doubles for dragging the yak for about $10. Materials are a 3/8-inch nylon rope (which dries fast), a 12-inch piece of 1-inch tubing and a stainless-steel carabiner. Heat-shrink tubing added before tying knots makes the assist strap neater. Photo: Dave Mull - Tie a small, figure-eight loop knot for the carabiner. Photo: Dave Mull - Pull the knot tight with the carabiner in place. Photo: Dave Mull - Clip the carabiner to your yakâs front handle (my Old Town Predatorâs thick, molded-in handle needed an extra rope loop for the carabiner) and, while sitting in the yak, adjust the tube handle on the rope so you must bend forward to reach it, which keeps your weight over the spot you will stand. Photo: Dave Mull - Another figure-eight knot keeps the handle in place. Photo: Dave Mull - Your rope is ready to assist you to stand and fish.