Chris Payne


About Me: The Two Fellas on My Shoulders

Most people have seen the imagery of a devil and an angel sitting on someone’s shoulders. It’s a strong symbol for the battle of right and wrong. I still have […]

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When My DIY Cart Failed Me in the Boonies

I’ve been a big fan of the C-TUG kayak cart from Railblaza for several years. It’s rugged, works well, and I’ve put it through hell. I tried a DIY cart […]

DIY Cart Fail

Kayak Bass Fishing Magazine

KBFMAG Fall 2017 Issue

This is a little different way to check out the Fall Issue of Kayak Bass Fishing Magazine. It will open as a pdf in a browser. If you are on […]


REVIEW: Bonafide SS127 Kayak

It’s not a secret that the Bonafide SS127 has been on the review wish list for me for almost a year now. Watching videos of people paddling the prototype made […]

Bonafide SS127 Kayak Review

Yak Gear Fish Stik

REVIEW: Yak Gear Fish Stik Measuring Board

When the Yak Gear Fish Stik hit the scene at ICAST 2017 in Orlando, two camps immediately formed. Some folks loved the product. Some folks did not. Most of the […]


Budget Talk: Let Them Buy Hobies

My beginnings weren’t glorious. I lived almost all of my formative years in a trailer house. I knew it was different from the other kids at school but I knew […]

Budget Talk: Let them buy Hobies

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Hide and Watch : Lessons From My Grandfather

“Boy, just hide and watch.” It was a phrase my grandfather used on hundreds of occasions and was the typical answer to almost any question I’d ask. Whether fishing, hunting, […]