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Ric Burnley

Ric Burnley
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“Thank God my dad wasn’t a podiatrist,” jokes Ric about following in the footsteps of a famous outdoor writer. After graduating from Radford University and serving two years in Russia with the Peace Corps, Ric returned to Virginia Beach and started writing for The Fisherman magazine, where his dad was editor. When the kayak fishing scene exploded, Ric was among the first to get onboard. His 2007 book, The Complete Kayak Fisherman is one of the first tomes to introduce anglers to paddle fishing and hundreds of articles and seminars have brought countless anglers into the fold. When he’s not chasing every fish that swims, Ric teaches English at a school for at-risk teens.

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Ocean Kayak’s Redesigned Trident Series on the Water Test

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Get Carried Away with Great Go-Anywhere Kayak Carts and Trailers

One of the most important considerations when purchasing a kayak is how will you transport it to the water. Modern fishing kayaks are big...

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