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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

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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 […]


7 Things to Know From a Bass Boat to a Kayak

As people continue to discover kayak fishing as an alternative to power boats ( bass boat ), the questions often come up about the differences. Some of the first answers […]

Seven Things to Know Bass Boat Kayak

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My Picks: $100 Casting and Spinning Reels

You’ve got about $100 for a new casting or spinning reel but which one should you buy? Lots of companies are vying for your business but which ones are a […]


No Pro Fishing Convo Facebook Group

For the last five years, I’ve tried to be a voice of reason in the wilderness of fishing promotions, hype, and advertising. On my website, this website, I get to […]

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REVIEW: Kokatat Leviathan PFD

Have you ever wondered what the Cadillac of kayak fishing lifevests is? The Kokatat Leviathan may likely be it. The feature rich PFD has pockets for days, attachment points on […]