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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.

Best Fishing Kayaks Under $1000

O ne of the most exciting advancements in fishing kayaks comes at the low-end of the price range. In the past year, major brands have released...

Best Fishing Life Jackets for 2020

Before catching fish, paddling miles and taking in the scenery, safety should be the primary concern for kayak anglers. The easiest way to prevent injury...

Best Pedal Drive Fishing Kayaks for 2020

What was first called a gimmick is now ubiquitous in fishing kayak design as every major manufacture has added a pedal drive to their...

Best Fishing Kayaks Under $2000 (paddle)

F or less than $2000 you can get a great kayak ready for any water and any application. Fully rigged and ready boats with every modern...

3 Steps To Get Into Your Fishing Kayak From The Dock

We were launching at an isolated creek in the middle of the night. The only way to access the spot was through a neighbor’s...

Is Kayak Fishing At Risk Of Class Warfare?

“When I started kayak fishing in 1998, anglers had two choices,” starts Paul Lebowitz’s Roots column on page 27. My how things have changed. Today,...

Digital Fishing Logs Make Data Collection Effortless

The best anglers I know have one thing in common: they keep a detailed fishing log. After each trip, these guys note the weather,...

NRS Boundary Boot, Skeleton and Forecast Gloves

NRS has been outfitting adventure anglers since the dawn of kayak fishing. Their new Skeleton and Forecast gloves and redesigned Boundary boot continue their...

Kaku Kayaks’ Zulu Pedal Drive Hybrid Kayak

Kevin Hawkins has been designing and testing Kaku Kayaks and SUPs for years, but this is his first year adding a pedal system to...

Onyx Pike Life Jacket

Onyx developed their new Pike life vest for the kayak fishing community with six pockets for all your small fishing and safety gear. A...