Opinion


REVIEW: Shimano Curado K CU201XGK

A long time coming, I finally freed up enough time to really give the Shimano Curado K a good test. This specific review is on the Shimano Curado CU201XGK, an […]

Shimano Curado K Review Payne Outdoors

REVIEW: Salty Scales Fishing Shirts

I love a good fishing shirt. My ideal shirt has UPF 50+, is soft with no seams that rub, no buttons, and has to be a long sleeve. If it’s […]

Salty Scales Review Payne Outdoors Chris Payne

REVIEW: UnderCover Flex Truck Bed Cover

After more than three months of testing, today we’re reporting out on the UnderCover Flex truck bed cover, also called a tonneau cover. Our install was on a four-door Chevy Silverado with […]


8 Accessories for Your New Kayak

Every year it happens. For the last 15 years that I have been around kayak fishing, Christmas brings a great new flood of people to the sport I love. Thousands […]

kayak accessories christmas

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Failure to Demo Results in Big Fail

In my 15 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 […]


Ascend H10 Hybrid Kayak Review

Cooler weather is here and just in time for the cold water kayaking days is the newest kayak from Ascend, the Ascend H10 which is due out soon. The Ascend […]

Ascend H10 Review

Used Kayaks Buying Guide

Used Kayaks Buying Guide for Beginners

November and cooler temps (for most folks) are here and the inventory of used kayaks up for sale is increasing exponentially. It’s a pretty good time to buy because inventory […]