Chris Payne

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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: paynefish@gmail.com

Bote Rover Aero Payne Outdoors

NEW: BOTE Rover Aero

It’s a skiff. It’s a dingy. It’s a tender. It’s a paddle board. It’s a BOTE…in a bag. Meet the new Rover Aero from BOTE, the most portable paddleskiff on the market. Transforming from travel bag to BOTE and back again, it’s easy to store, tags along on any adventure, and stands up to the toughest tests on any waterway, and hell…even baggage claim. So as you’re paddling, fishing, or […]

Shimano Saltwater Butterfly Flat-Fall -Super Glow

NEW: Saltwater Lures from Shimano for Fall 2018

All of the new Shimano saltwater lures introduced at ICAST 2018 Lucanus Flat Jigs  Featuring a hybrid design of the original Lucanus jig and Butterfly Flat-Fall jig, Shimano’s new Lucanus Flat Jigs descend with a horizontal sliding action to keep the lure in the strike zone longer. Easy to use, simply drop the jig to the bottom and retrieve slowly to move it through the desired depth, then drop and […]

East Cape SKANU Payne Outdoors

NEW: East Cape Launches SKANU

Kevin Fenn cut his teeth in the paddlesports business before anyone was really paying attention to kayaks around the turn of the century. He left the kayak behind several years ago to form East Cape Skiffs and this year, with East Cape co-owner Marc Page, has returned with a completely new craft that is catching the eye of those paying attention. Fenn and Page introduced their new brainchild, the SKANU, […]

Shimano Tekota 500 600 Line Counter Payne Outdoors

NEW: Shimano Tekota 500 and 600 with Line Counters

Anglers in the Pacific Northwest, on the Great Lakes, and up and down the East coast have relied on the durability and trouble-free performance of Shimano Tekota star drag reels for well more than a decade. They are now being offered the newest in Shimano technology and manufacturing capabilities with the fully redesigned Tekota (TEK) 500 and 600 reels. Now more compact, more ergonomic and lighter with Shimano’s S-Compact body […]

Shimano GLF Rods Payne Outdoors

Shimano GLF Inshore Fishing Rods $100

LADSON, S.C. – ICAST 2018 Introduction • Available August ‘18 – For easy access to truly great fishing, many say there’s nothing better than the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Anglers from the Florida Keys west to the Texas coast can now experience the Gulf waters with the Shimano GLF inshore rods, a series of four casting and four spinning rods in the right actions and power to target […]

ICAST 2018 Payne Outdoors

ICAST 2018 : Some of My Favorite Finds

ICAST 2018 is in the books and new products, as well as new revisions were in full force. Some companies seemingly came out of nowhere while other mainstays continued their winning ways. Below you’ll find a lot of the things I really liked at the show. More in depths write-ups are in the works but I wanted to get you some quick pictures and thoughts on why I stopped to […]

Shimano SLX Reel ICAST 2018

Shimano Introduces New SLX Reel at $99

LADSON, S.C. – ICAST 2018 Introduction — Anglers looking for a versatile, easy-to-use, lightweight and durable baitcasting reel, Shimano’s new SLX reels are the one more fish, one more cast, ‘Can’t Stop Fishing’ option. The series is offered in six models in three different gear ratios, including the 6.3:1 SLX150 and left-hand retrieve SLX151, the high-speed SLX150HG and 151HG with 7.2:1 gears, and the SLX150XG and 151XG with extra high […]