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Board Battle: Measuring Board Comparison for Bass Fishing

The requested kayak fishing measuring board battle is here. To keep it decently succinct, I have limited the criteria to a few areas that I think are relatable. First, the comparison is for fish measuring boards utilized and approved in most freshwater fishing kayak tournaments. Some of these boards have different versions and lengths available so I’ll be specific when necessary about the boards. I am also using categories from […]

Shimano Curado K Review Payne Outdoors

REVIEW: Shimano Curado K CU201XGK

A long time coming, I finally freed up enough time to really give the Shimano Curado K a good test. This specific review is on the Shimano Curado CU201XGK, an 8.5:1 gear ratioed left handed reel. The Curado K retails for $179.99 and is available in several different gear/hand configurations. About the Shimano Curado K From Shimano: Built tournament tough, Curado is the benchmark for reliability and durability. Generations of anglers […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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2017 Best $100 Bass Fishing Rods

Are you looking for a really good, bang for your buck bass fishing rod? I am always on the lookout and have been trying to test out everything I can. Some of these models included in this list are not new for 2017 but have a few tweaks. Others are much newer lines to the market, but not brands. You should also know, I have only included rods that are […]

Fishpond 2018 Fly Fishing Collection

Fishpond 2018 Fly Fishing Product Lineup

DENVER, Colo. (August 4, 2017) — Fishpond, the well-renowned fishing and outdoor gear brand, is introducing 16 new products for 2018. The brand debuted the full line at the International Fly Tackle Dealer show in Orlando, July 11-14th, and were granted four awards in key show categories for their thoughtfully designed pieces. The full line of products is succinct and coherent, always tying back to Fishpond’s mission to create the […]

Radar 135 Kayak Review Payne Outdoors

Kayak Review: Radar 135 (Paddle Only) from Wilderness Systems

Heard about the Radar 135 from Wilderness Systems? I checked it out and I’m giving you the real info. No paid praise. No mandatory glowing review. If you’re down with that, keep reading. My new norm for reviewing kayaks is spending a day fishing on them. Nothing clues you in on all the good and not so good features as actually getting out there and doing it. I try to […]