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Kayak Rigging and Accessories: Where Do I Start?

As I talk to folks both new and experienced in the kayak fishing world, gear and kayak rigging bubbles up...

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Knockoffs : Okay or Harmful for American Companies?

Copy catting products and making knockoffs  for profit. That’s what I’m trying to wrap my head around today. Is it...

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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...

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...

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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...

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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