Category: Chris Payne

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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...

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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,...

Budget Talk: Let them buy Hobies

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 it was what we could do at the time. My parents worked multiple jobs to...

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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, welding, cleaning fish, or asking about the next play the football team would most likely...

Radar 135 Kayak Review Payne Outdoors

Kayak Review: Radar 135 (Paddle Only) from Wilderness Systems

Heard about the Radar 135 from Wilderness Systems? I checked it out and I’m giving you the real info. No paid praise. No mandatory glowing review. If you’re down with that, keep reading. My new norm for reviewing kayaks is spending a day fishing on...

LED Lights for Kayaks: 5050 vs 3528 Chips

Thinking about some LED lights for that kayak? Maybe even the deck, the power boat or the dock? It is important you know that not all LED lights are the same.  Most of the LED lights that are sold to fishermen and even kayak fishermen are...

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