The Ottertail is a traditional paddle style which has been commonly used by paddle-makers for many years. It has a smaller, symmetrical blade that is easy to pull through the water and is quite responsive to the paddler. The Ottertail is great for all types of recreational paddling and has been quite popular over the years. The Ottertail offers the right size blade for children and teens while still being large enough for an adult. Ottertails can be used for all types of tandem and solo paddling.