NRS cVest Review Payne Outdoors

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 it’s a good fit for the specs that lots of us fishing out of kayaks want and need. On the […]

NRS Rator Bibs Review Payne OutdoorsNRS Rator Bibs Review Payne Outdoors

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 it comes to kayak specific solutions, NRS gets a lot of talk. The Sidewinder Bibs have been the favorite among […]

Orvis 5050 Women Fly Fishing

Orvis Launches 50/50 Fly Fishing Program for Women

Follow my blog with Bloglovin MANCHESTER, Vermont – Last summer, Orvis made some big promises about working to promote parity for women in fly fishing. In preparation for the 2018 fishing season, we thought it was time for an update. To recap: Orvis has committed to making it easier for women to get into the sport through the creation of women-centric classes, gear and travel experiences. Women can find it intimidating to […]

YakAttak Omega Rod Holder

REVIEW: YakAttack Omega Rod Holder

With a nod to the last letter in the Greek alphabet which signifies the end or last one, the YakAttack Omega rod holder aims to solve a lot of the issues that other rod holders haven’t mastered. After a couple of months playing with the Omega, here is the report out. About the YakAttack Omega Rod Holder From YakAttack:  The slogan for our new Omega series rod holders is “The […]

Ketch Products Bass Board Review Payne Outdoors

Review: Ketch Products Bass Board with Ketch Kradle

During last week’s Board Battle, looking for the potential best board for use during bass fishing CPR tournaments, we evaluated the Ketch Products Bass Board against some other boards and some criteria that really weren’t the intent of the Ketch board. Now the Ketch board gets its turn under the lights as we review it independently. About the Ketch Products Bass Board KBF Approved The Bass Board measures ¼” x […]

NRS Backwater Wetshoes Payne Outdoors Review

REVIEW: NRS Backwater Wetshoes

With spring thaw and warmer temps on the way for most of the US, kayak anglers are getting back out on the water and some are realizing the old sneakers just aren’t cutting it for water shoes any longer. Here in Texas, a full-length neoprene boot is really too warm already so I went looking for an option I could possibly wear through the summer temps. Today, the NRS Backwater Wetshoes […]

Miller's Smokehouse Original Beef Jerky

REVIEW: Miller’s Smokehouse Original Beef Jerky

Whether your day consists of paddling miles in your kayak or pounding out miles on the trails, a high protein snack is always welcomed for a boost of energy and to satisfy those hunger pangs. We all need snacks. They should be good ones. On the review block, today is the Original Beef Jerky from Miller’s Smokehouse in Belton, Texas. About Miller’s Smokehouse The Miller family has been part of […]