Category: Opinion

A Plea for Reason

by Greg Massa and Chris Payne Some may see this as trolling, but it’s not. This is an honest plea for reason. Facebook Groups that once were giant informational exchanges (that some will claim replaced the old forums and BB systems) are now becoming advertising space,...

Fishing Reel Rankings for 2016

Spending time at outdoor shows, tackle shops, and making a few too many purchases has allowed me to play with a lot of different reels this year. Some are pretty new and some have been around for more than a year. I wanted to make...

Does Sexualizing Outdoor Brands Sell Product?

For many outdoor companies, even kayak companies, the question will eventually come up. “Will a scantily clad woman in one of our [kayaks] sell more of our products?” We haven’t seen it yet, but with the trends of Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram fame for women repping...

Kayak Trends Moving Toward Performance More Than Features?

Is the market trend for seasoned paddlers moving toward performance over features? That question was really at the forefront of my mind last week as I saw the constant posts about the NuCanoe Pursuit. If you keep up with kayak anglers who are more visible...

What Does Stability in Kayaks Really Mean? 

Stability in kayaks is one of the most sought after qualities when asking potential buyers for their wants list. Often the buyer will seek out the advice of current paddlers and ask what a stable kayak is to buy. The answers will come by the...

Big Kayak Myths for First Time Buyers

The kayak fishing market is continuing to explode and new kayak anglers are purchasing kayaks every single day by the thousands. Many, however, are making assumptions about their purchases that just aren’t true. Many are not informed. Whether placing the blame on the people that...

When Jackass Came to Kayak Fishing

This is going to be an old man rant. It’s not going to be politically correct and it will most likely have some of you wanting to never read another thing I write. I get that and have decided I’m ok with that. And before...

A (Not So) Epic Kayak Fishing Post

I woke up this morning and felt like I needed to write an epic kayak fishing post. I mulled over what was a burning topic in the web-o-sphere, thought about upcoming events and decided on this: nothing. Sometimes the world doesn’t need epic kayak fishing...

Your Investment

Stock markets rise and fall. Instability is a worry for many and uncertain futures leave many questioning where to invest. How do I secure my future? How do I make sure everything is ok? Money isn’t the only thing you can invest. Admittedly, I was...

Failure to Demo Results in Big Fail

In my 13 years of kayak fishing, I’ve learned a lot. For most of my formative time in the sport, I didn’t have mentors and fishing forums that I could frequent. I was on my own, messing things up by trying to rig things, and...

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