I grew up fishing with my Grandpa. Back then fishing was a lot easier. We’d buy a pack of worms on the way up, my Grandpa would take out his two fishing rods, wipe off the fish guts that had been stuck on them since last year, toss both rods out about 100 yards apart and fall asleep in between them. So as I began fishing more and more, got a belly boat, some waders, a fly rod … my grandpa thought I was crazy. “What do you need all that fancy stuff for anyhow?”, he’d ask. My way of combating that was bargain bins. It was easy to say, “Grandpa, these boots cost me $8, they really aren’t fancy stuff at all.”
Congrats to Michael J from Tennessee! He was our winner of $25 in AvidMaxrewards during the week of December 26th – December 31st, 2017. Thank you very much for reviewing your new Chota Bob Clouser Series South Fork Waders
“First of all, I hardly ever write a review. But, after my first experience, I wanted to share my customer service story. The ladies at AvidMax were the best! Can not say enough great things about how they helped me. I ordered two items. One was the chest waders. But they did not have it in stock, so they ordered the item from the manufacturer. All my waders have been XL, but once I received the waders, they were too big. They made the return / exchange process so easy for me. Just got the Large waders in and they fit perfect. WOW! Continue reading “Chota Bob Clouser Series South Fork Waders Product Review Winner”
We have been hearing a lot about this fly over the last few months at the AvidMax store. The name varies but the fly is very productive in the different variations we have seen. The creator of this fly is a little bit of a mystery to us still so if you know who came up with this gem please let us know!
I like to fish my emerger patterns in a “drop shot” (if you are familiar with conventional style fishing) style rig. Use a larger weighted jig fly as the point fly with this 6-10″ above and you will see great success. If you prefer to have the smaller fly on the point of your rig no problem. Add some weight to get it down and you are good to go. Continue reading “How to Tie a Foam Back Midge: Video”
Congrats to William Z. from Tennessee! He was our winner of $25 in AvidMax rewards during the week of December 19th – December 25, 2017. Thank you very much for reviewing your new Umpqua U-Series U201 Fly Tying Hooks.
Ever heard of the Prince Nymph? If not you better get some of these in your box! Developed by Doug Prince it is a long time trout favorite. It is simple, but very effective. You can tie it with or without a bead, weighted or unweighted and with a variety of hackles and sizes. Fish the Prince as a lead fly in a tandem rig with a smaller point fly or as a dropper below a large hopper or dry fly. Continue reading “How to Tie a Prince Nymph Fly: Video”
Congratulations to Aaron H. from Utah! He was our winner of $25 in AvidMax rewards during the week of December 12, 2017 – December 18, 2017. Thank you very much for reviewing your new Redington Prowler Fishing Wading Boots
The Disco Midge, aptly named for its bright and flashy color is a great attractor midge pattern.
This is a great fly to have in your box for many different occasions. Keep sizes 20 – 24 for those tough winter days on tailwaters. Or don’t be afraid to also have some larger variations ready to go for those stillwater days.