2019 Hobie Outback: Thoughts from an Owner

In August I did a quick review based on the new Hobie Outback I got to test paddle in Oklahoma City at Paddle Sports Retailer. When I got off the water I knew I would have to buy one. Fast forward a few weeks and I bought my very own […]


REVIEW: YETI Panga Waterproof Backpack

The quest for big fish on the fly can find anglers pushing through areas overgrown with brambles, trees, vines, and briars. Knowing a river or creek will eventually dump into a small bay or pocket that will hold their target pushes them deeper on pathless journeys. Wading across switchbacks is […]


REVIEW: Leviathan Genesis Kayak Rod

Thanks to the folks at Tightlines Premium Fishing Tackle in Killeen, TX I was able to get a test run with the new Leviathan Genesis Kayak rod. Made with premium components, a Loomis blank, and a carbon fiber grip, the Genesis held great promise in the store but needed a […]


REVIEW: ANGLR Bullseye Bluetooth Fishing Logger

The ANGLR Bullseye is a Bluetooth button that pairs with the free ANGLR app to create the “most powerful and effortless fishing intelligence in the world.” This is the second tracker from ANGLR but at a much different functionality and price point. While the original ANGLR Tracker was priced at $149 and had […]


REVIEW: EnduroPacks Liquid Electrolytes

If you spend a lot of time in the outdoors, especially in the warmer climates, you know that hydration sometimes isn’t enough to prevent cramping. Electrolytes become important and adventurers will often reach for drinks like Gatorade to meet the need of hydration and electrolytes. The potential problem with that […]


REVIEW: Bio Bait Switchback

I stopped by my local tackle shop, Tightline Premium Fishing Tackle, in Killeen, TX last week and Chad said he had something new he wanted me to check out. It was a soft plastic fluke style bait called the Switchback from Bio Bait. As always I was happy to oblige […]


Review: Klik Belts 1.5 Inch 2 Ply Belt

I’ll be honest. I’ve had a lot of weight fluctuation this year. I’ve gone from as small as 185 pounds to as heavy as 215. That kind of weight change and back again is hell on traditional belts. It looks like four or five holes are blown out of several […]


REVIEW: Cortland Master Braid

For the better part of six years, I have had a love-hate relationship with braided line. I’ll get in a good rhythm and then disaster will strike. Digging wind knots out is no fun and if you ever really backlash a braid-lined reel, it’s time to break out the scissors. I […]


REVIEW: The 2018 NRS cVest Lifejacket

As a kayak angler, I have frequently discovered products made for a slightly different purpose that works pretty well for what I am needing. The NRS cVest is the most recent of those. The cVest is designed as a high back pfd for sea kayakers and touring kayaks but it turns out […]


REVIEW: NRS Raptor Bibs

If you like to fish when it’s cold outside, fish in colder water most of the year, or just don’t like being wet when kayak fishing, you’ve probably considered waders, bibs, or some kind of clothing to keep you dry. Lots of companies offer solutions for these issues but when […]