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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.

Heavy Rods for Big Fish

Big fish lurk below the water. And kayak anglers can’t resist the challenge of beating a sea beast from a little boat. With a...

Gear Review: Extrasport Eon Angler PFD

Extrasport's line of kayak fishing PFD's have developed the features anglers need without overloading the vest. Cordura fabric makes the PFD strong and stain...

Gear Review: Malone Upper Level Tree

I love my Malone kayak trailer. I'd love it more if I could fit even more gear. Keeping gear on the trailer keeps it...

Boat Review: Viking 440 Fishing Kayak

We are already a big fan of Viking kayak's performance hull and feature-full design. The Viking 440 gives us another reason to cheer. New...

Hobie’s New/Redesigned Inflatables and New Rodholder

Always innovating and setting the standard, Hobie has updated their line of inflatable kayaks and introduced a new boat, the Hobie ills inflatable kayak....

Boat Review: Pau Hana Ricochet SUP

I was walking through the 2015 Outdoor Retailer Summer Marketplace tradeshow when I heard a terrible crash coming from the Pau Hana booth. I...

Boat Review: Aquaglide Blackfoot Inflatable Angler SUP and Kayak

Aquaglide has been making inflatable attractions for years; now they've taken their technology to inflatable SUPs and kayaks. Thier Blackfoot line is intelligently designed...

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: 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...