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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.

Boat Review: BIC Cross Adventure SUP

BIC knows boards. After years building some of the most popular sailboards, surfboards and SUPs, they've turned their experience to fishing. Teaming up with...

Fishing Kayak Review: Pelican Catch 120

We've been a fan of Pelican's lightweight, tough kayaks for years, so we were stoked to paddle the new Catch 120, the company's first...

Fishing Kayak Review: Wilderness Systems Tarpon 130X (VIDEO)

Why reinvent the wheel? Wilderness Systems' Tarpon has been a proven fish killer since the early days of kayak fishing. For 2015, the Tarpon...

Fishing Kayak Review: Jackson Kayak Kraken 13.5

When Jackson Kayak and Jim Sammons released the Kraken 15.5, the kayak world was shaken by this big water boat loaded with features. Now...

Kayak Review: Hobie i11s Inflatable SUP

Leave it to Hobie to take the SUP game to the next level. We've seen inflatable SUPs. We've seen motorized SUPs. But we've never...

Kayak Fishing for Sharks and Northern Pike

In the Fall issue of Kayak Angler magazine, kayak fishing guide Drew Haerer shared stories and skills from three pro anglers who target sharks,...

First Look: Viking Kayak Profish Reload GT

Fans of Viking Kayak's speed and performance will be stoked to add a smaller, sportier Viking GT to the fleet. At 11-feet, nine-inches, the...

First Look: Native Ultimate FX 13 Propel Fishing Kayak

Native Watersports has been putting anglers into innovative kayaks since the dawn of the sport's modern age. From the revolutionary Ultimate canoe-style kayak to...

First Look: Engel’s 12.6 Express SUP

Engel is known for paddle-fishing friendly coolers and dry-boxes. Few anglers know that they also build a paddle-friendly SUPs. The Express 12.6 is a...

First Look: FeelFree Console, Stand-up Bar and Wahoo Kayak

FeelFree fans love the sturdy construction, wheel in keel and eye for detail, now they can have an electronics pod, too. This year, the...