Chris Payne

About Chris Payne

A lifelong Texan, Chris Payne has been an outdoor enthusiast his entire life and has spent the last 15 years fishing mainly from a kayak. He is known for his thorough and helpful reviews as well as how to articles for nearly everything kayak fishing related. If you have questions or comments, you can leave them on this post or email Chris at:

Surfing Tips for Beginners: A Guide

A secret about me: I’ve always wanted to learn how to surf. It looks amazing in person, on tv, in the movies. The taming of the wild ocean wave if […]

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Heroes on the Water CEO Interim Franks

Heroes on the Water Names Interim CEO Franks

Heroes on the Water (HOW) announced that Nathan Franks, current Chief Operating Officer, will assume the role of interim Chief Executive Officer for the non-profit. HOW, a national 501(c)(3), provides […]

REVIEW: New 2019 Hobie Outback Kayak

On August 24th Hobie announced a newly redesigned 2019 Hobie Outback. The transformation moved the Outback design forward to look more like a sleek-lined Pro Angler with a lot of changes […]

2019 Hobie Outbck Review Payne Outdoors

2019 Hobie Outback Redesigned Payne Outdoors

2019 Hobie Outback Kayak Complete Redesign

With the first major redesign of the best-selling Mirage Outback in over a decade, Hobie has single-handedly advanced the sport of kayak fishing. This fully-loaded fishing machine is built for […]

New $800 Jackson Kayak Bite Unveiled

At $799 the Bite becomes the new standard in “price-point” fishing kayaks in its class with the increased stability, better tracking, JK comfort and accessory versatility you expect in a […]

Jackson Kayak Bite $800 Payne Outdoors

A.R.E DoubleCover

A.R.E.  Introduces DoubleCover for Truck Beds

 MASSILLON, Ohio – A.R.E. Accessories LLC, a Truck Hero company, offers truck owners uncompromising functionality with the all-new DoubleCover, a truck bed cover that lifts and retracts. The DoubleCover is […]

Don’t Mess With Texas Game Wardens

Game Warden Field Notes The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports. A Shot in the Dark A game warden received a call […]

Texas Game Wardens Field Notes Payne Outdoors

YETI Panga Waterproof Backpack Review Payne Outdoors

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 […]

The Morons in My Fly Fishing Spot

The workday had worn on me. Meeting after meeting after meeting. Lawsuits, RIFs, and arguing logic with illogical people had me defeated. Maybe it was time to look for different […]

The Morons in My Fishing Spot by Chris Payne of Payne Outdoors