Chris Payne

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REVIEW: Cotton Carrier G3 Camera Harness

A little over a month ago we introduced you to the Cotton Carrier G3 Camera Harness. We’ve run it through the paces and it’s time to weigh in. About the Cotton Carrier G3 $119 The Cotton Carrier G3 Camera Harness system is designed for the active photographer. The harness supports and secures one camera with a long lens, keeping it always at the ready. The ergonomic design of this camera […]

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Do’s and Don’ts at Boat Ramps for Kayakers

Not all kayakers use boat ramps to launch but if you do there are unspoken rules you should know about. Unfortunately many who have never fished out of power boats may not have ever been introduced to boat ramp etiquette. Here is how to avoid confrontation and even be the nice guy at the ramp. Public boat ramps can give you access where it is otherwise sparse. When this is the […]

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7 Tips for First Time Kayak Tournament Anglers

I fished my first kayak tournament a little over five years ago. While I learned a lot, I made so many mistakes. I’ve also run many tournaments over the years and seen a lot of stuff that could have been avoided. Hopefully these seven things I think every kayak tournament angler should know will help you in avoiding many of the mistakes. 1. Ruler Board/Hawg Trough Most kayak tournaments use […]

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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 as a subject constantly. Having been in the kayak for more than 10 years now, I have rigged quite a few boats. I have done the “all in, all at once rigging” and then the “little bit at a time because it’s all I can afford” kayak rigging. I don’t […]

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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 answer to almost any question I’d ask. Whether fishing, hunting, welding, cleaning fish, or asking about the next play the football team would most likely run, it was always the same: hide and watch. For most of my adolescent years I thought that hide and watch was a throwaway phrase […]

Fly Fishing Lunch Hour Challenge

Chris Payne heads out to the creek during his lunch hour to try to find some panfish while fly fishing. During this outing he used an Orvis Battenkill 4/5 reel on an old Eagle Claw 2pc 5wt and slinging a foam spider with green legs. The water in the creek ranges in this spot from about one foot deep to up to three feet near the ridge. The looping he’s […]

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Welcome to Payne Outdoors

Welcome to Payne Outdoors! This is a new venture for outdoorsman Chris Payne. Most of his previous projects revolved strictly around fishing and more specifically kayak fishing. This is Chris branching out a bit. Joining him on the journey will be family members, friends, and fellow writers who want to talk fishing, camping, hunting, diving, and much more. If you have products you’d love to get some eyes on, let […]