The Bernard Mystery Part 3

In Part 1 of The Bernard Mystery, we forgot to tell Bernard the Dinosaur that we updated and improved our shipping processes, and he went missing from his post!

In Part 2 we learned more about Bernard’s disappearance and the odd occurrences around AvidMax!

In Part 3, we will finally see who is causing so much trouble, and where Bernard has been!

Join us in this final installment of The Bernard Mystery!

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EP Mole Crab Video Fly Tying Instructions

The EP Mole Crab was developed by Enrico Puglisi for big Bonefish, Redfish & Permit. It can be tied in many colors, but the best colors are Tan & Sand.  The Mole Crab imitates a small round crab called….you guessed it….a Mole Crab.  It doesn’t really look like a crab.  It actually looks more like a sand flea or a “sand crab”.  These crabs burrow and scurry about in sandy areas near shallow water.  They are a favorite forage for big Redfish & Bonefish cruising in the surf!!

Video tutorial courtesy of our friends at InTheRiffle Continue reading “EP Mole Crab Video Fly Tying Instructions”

RIO Fluoroflex Plus Tippet Review – $25 Winner!

Here is our latest product review winner for the week of October 18th, 2016. Congratulations to Frank Romanelli from North Carolina! He won a $25 AvidMax.com gift certificate for his product review.

Item Purchased: RIO Fluoroflex Plus Tippet

Rating: “Steelhead Supreme” 5 out of 5 stars!

RIO Flurorflex tippet product review

Review: No other tippet comes close to matching the strength and suppleness of RIO Flouroflex. The clear cold Lake Ontario rivers require Continue reading “RIO Fluoroflex Plus Tippet Review – $25 Winner!”

RIO InTouch Spey Fly Line Review – $25 Winner!

Here is our latest product review winner for the week of October 11th, 2016. Congratulations to Steve Hamman from Idaho! He won a $25 AvidMax.com gift certificate for his product review.

Item Purchased: RIO InTouch Single Hand Spey Fly Line

Rating: “Great performance” 5 out of 5 stars!

RIO InTouch Single Handed Spey Fly Line

Review: This line is exactly as advertised. I’m usually pretty skeptical of claims in advertising and was only hoping for a line that could help deliver Continue reading “RIO InTouch Spey Fly Line Review – $25 Winner!”

That First Fly Rod & A Boy’s Journey To Fly Fishing

That First Fly Rod & A Boy’s Journey To Fly Fishing

Getting your first fly rod is an intensely personal moment. Mine was a one-piece fiberglass model handmade with care and patience by my grandfather.

It was a beautiful thing – a tawny blank of indeterminate weight with black wraps or maybe brown and a wooden handle. Matched to a 7 weight floating line, it seemed to do a great job of casting. I was just getting into fly fishing and was being tutored by one of my best friends.

Although it was undoubtedly a great rod, I remember most of all being embarrassed that my friends all had two-piece rods that could fit easily in the trunk of the car – mine stuck out the window! To their credit, not one of them made any comments – those were good friends.

I went on to own many other rods but I don’t think I will ever forget that first fly rod. Continue reading “That First Fly Rod & A Boy’s Journey To Fly Fishing”

The Bernard Mystery: Part 2

In Part 1 of The Bernard Mystery, we forgot to tell Bernard the Dinosaur that we updated & improved our shipping processes, and now he is missing from his post! Watch Part 2 now to see some of the strange goings-on at AvidMax since he went missing! Hopefully, we can get to the bottom of it soon!

Below are some more team member interviews, conducted by our Marketing Manager, Curt, discussing the mystery:  Continue reading “The Bernard Mystery: Part 2”