Bonafide

Bonafide Kayaks is fairly new with officially announcing the brand late in 2016. The team we have assembled is amongst the most talented and experienced in the paddle sports industry and we are setting our goals high. Our plans are big but our strategy is simple: We will do everything we can to produce the highest quality, most thoughtfully designed, and most carefully engineered fishing kayaks possible. Commitments to manufacturing in the USA, creating jobs, and unparalleled customer service are among our primary objectives.

At Bonafide we are listening, and we will put the end-user first in our designs. We will question conventional thinking, and we will bring forward concepts and products that answer those needs. What we’re doing here at Bonafide is a scientific approach to development. We are allowing data and quantitative measurements to drive our designs and will provide kayaks that are precisely engineered to meet the needs of today’s kayak anglers. To learn more about our USA made line of fishing kayaks visit www.bonafidekayaks.com


Brian Aliff

Bio — Living in the Appalachian Mountains, Brian Aliff (Brother B) resides with his family in Bluefield, WV. Husband, Father of three Sons and Grandfather of two Granddaughters. Being a avid angler and hunter the majority of his life, he begin fishing kayak tournaments in 2015. His love for the sport and kayak fishing community is surpassed only by his love of Faith and Family. “I take my role as Ambassador for the sport of kayak fishing seriously, striving to be a positive role model for the sport, my sponsors and extended family in the kayak fishing community.” Most of the enjoyment comes through the knowledge obtained, promoting, sharing and learning from veteran as well as beginning anglers alike. With a primary focus on tournament fishing the last few years, my goal is to carve out a professional career in the industry. A life time member of Kayak Bass Fishing. Member of Mountain State Kayak Anglers and Summers County Kayak Bass Anglers.

Sponsors

  • Elevation Sports Kayak Fishing Team
  • Bonafide
  • YakAttack

Career Highlights

  • 2016 Mountain State Kayak Anglers Rookie of the Year, overall AOY runner up.
  • 2016 Summers County Kayak Bass Anglers AOY
  • 4-time KBF National Championship Qualifier
  • KBF The TEN 2017 (5th overall KBF AOY)
  • 2018 KBF Southeast Open Champion
  • 2018 New River/Bluestone Lake KBF Trail 32 Champion

Watercraft & Gear

  • Bonafide SS127
  • Torqeedo ultralight 403
  • YakAttack Blackpack & Accessories
  • Power-Pole Micro Anchor
  • Anchor Wizard
  • Lowrance Elite 4 HDI
  • NRS Chinook PFD
  • Bending Branches Pro Angler Plus

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Adam Riser

Bio — Adam Riser was raised in the sleepy town of Florence, Alabama. Like many anglers before him, fishing the many creeks, rivers, and streams that are abundant in the region was commonplace as a child. While living in California, Adam discovered the world of fishing from a kayak. After returning to Nashville, TN in 2015, he immediately jumped into the local tournament scene and hasn’t looked back since.
Sponsors

  • Team Bonafide
  • Team YakAttack

Career Highlights

  • Participant in over 125 kayak Tournaments Since 2015
  • 30+ Top-10 Tournament Finishes
  • 10+ Top-3 Tournament Finishes
  • 2016 KAST Tennessee State Championship Qualifier
  • 2017 Kayak Bass Fishing (KBF) 12th-Ranked Angler of the Year
  • 2018 Kayak Bass Fishing (KBF) Top-20 Ranked Angler of the Year*
  • 3x KBF National Championship Qualifier

Watercraft & Gear

  • Bonafide SS127
  • YakAttack Leverage Landing Net
  • Lowrance Elite 5Ti
  • NRS Chinook PFD
  • Nines Sunglasses
  • Bending Branches Paddles
  • Anchor Wizard
  • Tightlines Anchors

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Brent Lanier

Bio — Born and raised in Jackson, MS. Growing up my father was a tournament fisherman. I got to experience tournament weigh-ins at a very young age and even fished such lakes as Toledo Bend, Lake Bruin and Ross Barnett very early in my life. Once I was old enough I joined the Air National Guard and crossed over into the Air Force full time 5 years later. I have fished all over the country for many different species. In 2006 I moved to Tennessee which I now call home. I love living in this area as there are so many options on fishing. From small creeks and rivers to well know Bass lakes that the Tour Pros fish regularly we have it all here. I now am the Tournament Director for Central TN Kayak Anglers and sit on the state board for KAST.

Sponsors

  • Team Bonafide
  • YakAttack Regional Team
  • The Sportsman’s Corner
  • Denali Rods
  • Simms Fishing
  • Stanley Jigs
  • Amphibia Performance Eyegear

Career Highlights

  • 2nd – 2016 MSKA Flood Charity Nationwide Tournament
  • 3rd – 2018 TN State Championship
  • 4th 2017 May KBF Trail Chickamauga
  • 6th – 2018 July KBF Trail Event, Kentucky Lake
  • 2018 TN State Team Champions
  • 2017, 2018, 2019 KBF National Championship Qualifier

Watercraft & Gear

  • Bonafide SS127
  • Lowrance Elite 9ti
  • YakAttack Blackpack
  • YakAttack Omega Rod holders
  • Micro Power Pole with Battery pack
  • NRS Chinook PFD
  • Bassyaks Minn Kota Trolling Motor Kit

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