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Keith Combs Shimano Rods

Keith Combs Now Using Shimano Rods

LADSON, S.C. – For Immediate Release – March 16, 2017 – Known for his uncanny ability to entice big bass to engulf his crankbaits, Texas professional bass angler Keith Combs has added Shimano fishing rods to his tournament tackle arsenal. A long-time endorser of Shimano fishing reels, the lockers in Combs’ Ranger bass boat are now loaded with Shimano Zodias and new Expride rods. “Combs has been a rock solid […]

pro staff

Pro Staff and Sponsors the Easy Way. At First.

Getting sponsors or being on a pro staff isn’t that hard. At first. As long as you are willing to pay for it. Here’s my sermon from the tackle box on why you shouldn’t do what I did. The outdoor industry has been growing rapidly for more than two decades. My particular niche, kayak fishing has been exploding with growth the last five years. With the fast expanse comes a bevy of […]

Payne Outdoors

Scouting Swaziland

Have you ever had a far off adventure that keeps crawling back to the front of your consciousness? I have. More correctly, I do. My adventure is in South Africa. The Background My wife’s cousin and her family live in Swaziland, a country hugged by South Africa on its Northeastern border. She and her cousin are basically sisters who grew up in different houses. Our children and theirs are very […]

Payne Outdoors

Are Sponsorships Not What You Think?

Chad Hoover Last week when I wrote the “Want to Be Sponsored?” piece,  I heard from people in 32 different countries. Some were mad, some angry, some thought I was clueless, some agreed but what became evidently clear is that the definitions of the different levels were muddy and in some cases not even known.  Luckily, Chad Hoover who has worn hats as a business owner, tv show host, manufacturers […]

Payne Outdoors

Want to Be Sponsored? Think About This…

A topic that comes up all the time with fishermen is sponsors. Some people are for it, some people against it and others are curious. These are my thoughts on the subject. Love them, hate them, add to them or don’t. It’s all ok because we are talking fishing. This is one of the most frequent things I am asked about so here is my take on getting “sponsored”. We’ve […]