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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.

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...

Perfect PFDS to Keep Anglers Looking Cool and Staying Safe

A PFD only works if you wear it, and anglers looking for all day comfort with reliable performance will be happy with the new...

Five Gotta-Get Gear to Look Good and Fish Better

Kayak anglers are exposed to the elements and tough on gear. We need technical clothing that will go the distance for comfort and safety. We...

Two New Rods for Kayak Fishing; Smart Paddle-Friendly Features

Two big names in fishing tackle have dedicated themselves to building fishing rods for kayak anglers. McCain is famous for fantastic fishing rods with innovative...

Pelican’s Catch 120NXT New Fishing Kayak Features

Continuing on the popularity of the Catch 120 released at last year's ICAST show, Pelican International added more great fishing kayaks without adding to...

Feel the Speed in RTM’s new Abaco 13 Motor Kayak

Many kayak manufactures are adding motors to their kayaks to satisfy anglers looking for the ease and accessibility of motor power in a small,...

Standup Paddleboards Packed with our Favorite Fishing Features Debut at ICAST

Standup paddleboards are proving to be quick and easy vehicles for skinny and small-water fishing. Two of the leaders in design and function, NRS...

Ocean Kayak Trident Line Gets New Design and Look

Open water anglers need a fast boat that can handle seas and cover miles. Ocean Kayak jumped into the lead at the 2016 ICAST...

Jackson Kayak Hooks Fly Anglers with New Mayfly Kayak

Jackson Kayaks released another ground breaking kayak at ICAST 2016 designed specifically for fly anglers. Based on the Coosa HD hull, the new Mayfly...

5 Must-Have New Accessories from ICAST 2016

Kayak fishing has produced a pile of great accessories and innovation was on display at this year's ICAST tradeshow in Orlando. The biggest names...