Fly photography can be a big step and sometimes overwhelming if you know more about tying flies than taking pictures. … Continue reading 3 Easy Steps To Photograph Your Flies
Welcome to our 2nd annual Fly Tying Month! Last year was such a success we decided to do it again! … Continue reading Your Fly Tying Month Bench Guide
The nominee has been chosen and announced! Read all about it in the latest comment below! Scroll down to the comments to see. Thank you everyone for entering!
Often times during the holidays we lose sight of what it’s all really about: a time to be thankful for all that we have, and a time to give. We are extremely thankful for the business that we have been blessed with. This year is our 12th anniversary, and we have a larger team as well as many new brands and the privilege to serve many new and returning customers. We are so appreciative of our customers, vendors, and manufacturers we do business with. So, with a grateful spirit in this season of giving, we wanted to continue doing a contest where you get a chance to GIVE something. This is our 3rd year doing this GIVEaway and every year we continue to be impressed by the thoughtfulness of everyone’s submissions. Continue reading “The AvidMax 3rd Annual GIVEaway”
“RepYourWater is dedicated to providing uniquely designed, top quality hats for anglers and hunters while increasing support of local conservation and inspiring exploration.”
We recently brought in RepYourWater hats and not just some of them… ALL OF THEM! (Beanies will be here soon) 🙂 So, there are a lot of hats, about 200. As we were going through receiving all of them our warehouse team was picking and choosing their favorite hats. We had an idea. What better way to introduce the new product line than to showcase our favorites and what they mean to us.
Here is what our team came up with.
5 out of 5 stars! “Simple and holds everything!”
Congrats to Joe Cummings from Tennessee! He was our winner of $25 in AvidMax rewards during the week of Sept. 26th – Oct 2nd, 2017. Thank you very much for reviewing your new Patagonia Fly Fishing Vest Front Sling!
5 out of 5 stars! “Sweet Small Creek Rod”
Congrats to Dave Blackhurst from Utah! He was our winner of $25 in AvidMax rewards during the week of Sept. 19-25th, 2017. Thank you very much for reviewing your new Tenkara USA Rhodo Fly Fishing Rod!
5 out of 5 stars! “My fly club members are right! FC4-Deluxe is the best value”
Congrats to Roger Stover from California! He was our winner of $25 in AvidMax rewards during the week of Sept. 12-18th, 2017. Thank you very much for reviewing your new Outcast Fish Cat 4 Deluxe LCS!
Anyone who has fly fished for a few days knows the Pheasant tail nymph (PT). It has been around for over half a century and will fool fish forever in many different fishing situations. Created by Frank Sawyer, it is a great imitation for Mayflies and Stoneflies depending on the sizing and color variation. This pattern can be tied anywhere from 12 all the way down to 24, or beyond if you can. I fish them larger in the summer months typically in 14 – 18 and then smaller in the fall 18 – 24. Our version features a bead head as well as a flashback while omitting the legs that make it an “American version”. Fish it as your point fly in smaller variations and as your lead fly in larger sizes. Continue reading “How to Tie a Bead Head Flashback Pheasant Tail Fly: Video”
“Great trout line on a budget!” 5 out of 5 stars!
Congrats to Jordan Jimenez from Colorado! He was our winner of $25 in AvidMax rewards during the week of Sept. 5-11th, 2017. Thank you very much for reviewing your new Scientific Anglers Frequency Trout Fly Line!
Created by the Colorado tailwater specialist Pat Dorsey, this pattern is a go to for any fly angler. As a midge pupa imitation, it can be fished year round wherever water is accessible and is of most importance in the winter months when fish are keyed almost exclusively on midges. The Mercury Midge is a pattern that was evolved from the Black Beauty when Pat added the silver lined bead to the head. The idea behind this is that it imitates the bubble that is created when a midge begins is emergence. Tied in small sizes from 18 – 24 and fished in weighted nymph rigs or as the point fly with a larger attractor pattern above. Continue reading “How to Tie a Mercury Midge Fly: Video”