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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.

How Did FeelFree Go into Overdrive with Pedal and Motor Power...

One of the most hotly anticipated arrivals at this year’s ICAST tradeshow is FeelFree’s Overdrive. The revolutionary new system combines pedal and motor power...

Old Town PDL Wins Best Boat at ICAST 2016: Exclusive First...

Old Town jumped into the pedal drive game with both feet introducing the new Predator PDL at the 2016 ICAST tradeshow. We got an...

Hobie Goes Backwards: First Look at MirageDrive 180 from ICAST

Everyone was waiting for big news from Hobie and they unleashed the new MirageDrive 180 with reverse. Anglers have been asking for improved manoeuvrability...

Wilderness System and Perception Pedal Drive Boats for Less

Wilderness Systems kicked off the annual ICAST tradeshow with a long list of new goodies. The most hotly anticipated addition to the line is...

How to win the Hobie Bass Open

What’s in a name? The Hobie Bass Open Series (BOS) is sponsored by Hobie, targets bass and a true “open” event. “There are no...

Top Secret Photos of New Cabela’s Kayak

We received photos of Cabela's new fishing kayak from an anonymous source. Looks like the new boat will be 12-feet long and 36-inches wide....

Top Secret Photos of new Cabela’s Kayak

We received photos of Cabela's new fishing kayak from an anonymous source. Looks like the new boat will be 12-feet long and 36-inches wide....

Sit-in Kayak vs Sit-on-Top Kayak

Do you sit on top? Do you sit in? Do you both? Check out Chris Funk and Kayak Kevin Whitley's Debate column from the...

Lure Tweaks for Winter Bites

For pro anglers, fishing lures are not a mass-produced commodity, but rather a personalized extension of their expertise. While a fancy new fishing lure...

Pro Tips for Oregon Sturgeon

The winter kayak fishery in the Pacific Northwest usually switches from salmon, bass, walleye, rockfish and dungeness crab from summer into winter steelhead and...