Outdoors

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liquid electrolytes enduropacks

REVIEW: EnduroPacks Liquid Electrolytes

If you spend a lot of time in the outdoors, especially in the warmer climates, you know that hydration sometimes isn’t enough to prevent cramping. Electrolytes become important and adventurers will often reach for drinks like Gatorade to meet the need of hydration and electrolytes. The potential problem with that is sugar. Sugar can actually worsen cramps and add stomach upset as well. I went on the search for a […]

Review: Klik Belts 1.5 Inch 2 Ply Belt

I’ll be honest. I’ve had a lot of weight fluctuation this year. I’ve gone from as small as 185 pounds to as heavy as 215. That kind of weight change and back again is hell on traditional belts. It looks like four or five holes are blown out of several belts I own and having to buy a couple of new belts during that time sucked. I started looking for […]

sun protection

6 Sun Protection Tips for More Summer Fun

Summer, especially in the south, brings lots of fun in the sun. Plenty of options are available to make sure your fun doesn’t result in a burn. Nobody wants to spend Day 2 of their vacation smeared in aloe vera gel and walking like a zombie. These six sun protection tips will help you avoid vacation ruination. Sunscreen Sunscreen is an obvious answer but many forget it when packing for […]

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 […]