Chris Payne

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YETI Hondo Camino Backflip Wine

YETI Introduces Hondo Chair, Camino Carryall, Hopper Backpack, and Wine Rambler

Austin, Texas (January 10, 2018) — YETI, a leading premium outdoor brand, announces brand new, over-engineered offerings to join its quality line of products. Today, the Austin, Texas-based brand reveals a new product category, expands its popular portable cooler line, and showcases an all-purpose carryall. The Hondo™ Base Camp Chair is durable and built for ultimate outdoor comfort. The Hopper BackFlip™ 24 is a leakproof, tough-as-nails, carry-the-day-on-your-back cooler designed to go […]

DIY Cart Fail

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 and about a dozen other carts before I settled on the C-TUG. It was the only one that I felt like it wouldn’t leave me stranded. Stranded seems like a weird reasoning but allow me to explain. The thought of […]

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 a phone or tablet, you should be able to turn it to a landscape orientation to make it bigger and read it like a magazine with the spread showing two pages at a time (after the cover of course). Make […]

Bonafide SS127 Kayak Review

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 me even more curious because all of the ideas and dreams of Luther Cifers and his team were molded into a plastic prototype that received some pretty glowing feedback. I needed to paddle this kayak and quick. The curiosity was […]

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 dissension revolved around the “flex” in the board at the hinged points. Many theories bubbled up about being able to gain inches with the flex and being able to manipulate the board to cheat. I had never seen the board […]

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7 Tips for First Time Kayak Tournament Anglers

I fished my first kayak tournament a little over five years ago. While I learned a lot, I made so many mistakes. I’ve also run many tournaments over the years and seen a lot of stuff that could have been avoided. Hopefully these seven things I think every kayak tournament angler should know will help you in avoiding many of the mistakes. 1. Ruler Board/Hawg Trough Most kayak tournaments use […]

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Furniture, Free TVs, and the Value of Add Ons

I’m not sure what it’s like where you live, but in Central Texas, we have furniture store ads running all the time. Maybe Texans buy a lot of furniture or maybe the guys that own the furniture stores just have money to spend. Either way, I give them quite a bit of side eye when their commercial is on. It’s not that I inherently don’t trust commission sales people (or […]