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Conservation Modern Fish Act

Conservation Nation: 3 Things to Know

A run down of legislation and current events surrounding conservation and the well being of our outdoors. The Modern Fish Act charges on The Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017 (a/k/a The Modern Fish Act) jumped another hurdle this week.  The bill, that is seeking to update the the nation’s fisheries management system, was approved by the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation.  This is a big […]

Spool SPeed Bearings Review Payne Outdoors

REVIEW: Spool Speed Fishing Reel Bearings

For the better part of five years, I’ve tinkered with my fishing reels trying to get a little more performance, a little more distance, a little more longevity out of them. Reel upgrades started for me out of necessity. If I could take an $80 reel and make it perform like a $200 reel for $40 or less, it was a win in my book. I’ve tried a lot of […]

favorite balance rod review Payne Outdoors

REVIEW: Favorite Balance Casting Rod

The Favorite Balance casting rod and the other Favorite brand rod models gained popularity through marketing from YouTube fishing channels. I’m typically skeptical of market hype products that only become mainstream after massive sponsorship dollars are dropped but the price point of the Favorite Balance intrigued me enough to look closer. My local Cabela’s had a display of them and after a couple of minutes of inspection and seeing the […]

Garrett Gincley Top 5 Bass Fishing Baits

Garrett Gincley’s Top 5 Baits of 2017

In 2017 I caught fish on more lures than in any other year, but let’s talk about my top 5 of 2017 and how I rigged them.   1. The Tried and True – Gary Yamamoto 5″ Senko. Without a doubt one of the best producing lures of recent memory (and one of the most hated as well!), is the Gary Yamamoto 5″ Senko. This is my go to spring […]

North Face Ventrix Jacket from Payne Outdoors Reviewer Chris Payne

REVIEW: The North Face Ventrix Jacket

The North Face Ventrix is a jacket that caught my attention. The quick video describing the Ventrix system and how it vents excess heat during aerobic activity seemed like a really cool design technology that might come in handy here in Texas where it can get cold but not cold enough to stay indoors. About The North Face Ventrix TNF explains the Ventrix as, “Our new, dynamic ventilation responds to […]

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 a 5’8″ bed. It is important to know that the UnderCover Flex cover is available for most bed lengths and truck models including with and without factory bed topper rails or liners. Some info from the folks at UnderCover: The UnderCover […]

Plano-Z-Series-Backpack Payne Outdoors Review

REVIEW: Plano Z Series Backpack

Plano made an interesting step into the kayak fishing world with the introduction of the soft side, V Series, and Z Series. Inside the Z Series was one of my favorite ways to organize my gear, a backpack. The Plano Z Series Backpack caught my attention because it was waterproof and came equipped with four Plano 3700 boxes. I went down to the local Bass Pro Shops, liked what I saw […]