13-Fishing-Concept-Z-Review Payne Outdoors Chris Payne

REVIEW: 13 Fishing Concept Z Baitcasting Reel

I first saw the Concept Z in person at a local tackle shop, Tightlines PFT in Killeen, last week. Having a review for the 13 Fishing Inception in the works I picked it up, gave the spool a spin, scoffed, and put it back down. I think the words I used immediately were, “That sucks. How are they going to sell those if someone actually tries it?” It was different […]

13 Fishing Inception Review Payne Outdoors Chris Payne

REVIEW: 13 Fishing Inception Baitcasting Reel

13 Fishing has been cranking out new rods and reels over the last couple of years of which I have reviewed quite a few. Walking through my local tackle shop a couple of weeks ago I picked up a 13 Fishing Inception reel and gave it a spin. The spool seemed to spin well, the drag seemed strong, and the price was right so I took it to the register, […]

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 […]

Fly Fishing Gifts Loon Payne Outdoors

Gift Ideas for the Fly Angler

Christmas is here and we all have that one person in our life that seems to have everything, is a little or a lot outdoorsy, and gets a generic gift card every year from you. Spice it up this year with a fly fishing gift that they’ll actually like! These three companies we personally use have some great gift ideas for every budget. Loon Ergo Micro Tip Point Scissors We […]

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 […]

YETI Panga 50

REVIEW: YETI Panga 50 Submersible Pack

Ever had a need for your suitcase to be waterproof? Ever needed to store camera equipment on a boat or raft? I have unfortunately needed both of those things which made the YETI Panga an intriguing accessory for outdoor adventures. I’ve killed a few cameras in kayaks and rafts over the years which isn’t cheap. YETI took the common dry bag, turned the design dial up to 11, tore off […]

YETI Loadout Bucket

REVIEW: The YETI Loadout Bucket

The circle I spend a lot of my outdoor time in is kayak fishing. When the YETI Loadout Bucket was announced at ICAST 2017, the mocking, outcry, and confusion fast worked its way through the community. “A $40 bucket!?!” “I’d never use that!” “My $2 Home Depot bucket works great!” I heard it all, but away from the naysayers, a voice in the back of my mind kept asking if […]