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About Me: The Two Fellas on My Shoulders

Most people have seen the imagery of a devil and an angel sitting on someone’s shoulders. It’s a strong symbol for the battle of right and wrong. I still have […]

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No Pro Fishing Convo Facebook Group

For the last five years, I’ve tried to be a voice of reason in the wilderness of fishing promotions, hype, and advertising. On my website, this website, I get to […]

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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 […]


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8 Accessories for Your New Kayak

Every year it happens. For the last 15 years that I have been around kayak fishing, Christmas brings a great new flood of people to the sport I love. Thousands […]


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, […]

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A Plea for Reason

by Greg Massa and Chris Payne Some may see this as trolling, but it’s not. This is an honest plea for reason. Facebook Groups that once were giant informational exchanges (that […]


Does Sexualizing Outdoor Brands Sell Product?

For many outdoor companies, even kayak companies, the question will eventually come up. “Will a scantily clad woman in one of our [kayaks] sell more of our products?” We haven’t seen […]


When Jackass Came to Kayak Fishing

This is going to be an old man rant. It’s not going to be politically correct and it will most likely have some of you wanting to never read another […]