4 Tips for Fly Fishing With Kids

4 Tips for Fly Fishing With Kids

For many, the lifelong love affair with fly fishing is ignited at an early age. Summer afternoons near the creek or on the banks of a lake provide the ideal classroom for lessons taught by elders who generously pass down knowledge from one generation to the next. Years later, we find ourselves thankful for the enduring memories and opportunities to bond and spend time in the outdoors. As time goes by, an added appreciation for these gestures develops as we become more aware of the patience and understanding required to teach such lessons.

Ultimately, fly fishing serves as more than a hobby, a sport, or an escape, but as a vessel to deliver excitement, valuable experiences, laughter, frustration, and fleeting moments with loved ones—some of whom have passed on, but not before bestowing their insight and passion for fly fishing on us.  For adults with children, nieces, nephews, or grandchildren, the opportunity to kindle the love of fly fishing in youth presents itself. While the sacrifice of spending time tying on flies, untangling line, and monitoring safety measures may be daunting, perhaps one day the student will become the teacher, eager to continue the tradition of the fly fishing legacy.  

Here are a few tips for teaching youngsters to participate in and grow to love fly fishing. Continue reading “4 Tips for Fly Fishing With Kids”

Editor’s Choice: Favorite New Gear

Editor’s Choice: Favorite New Gear

This time of year is among the most exciting for us at AvidMax. The fishing is still great, the holidays are around the corner, and the latest and greatest equipment and apparel from top-notch brands is arriving daily. With so many innovative, new products available to meet the needs of fly fishing and outdoor enthusiasts, there is no shortage of selection, features, and styles to match your personality. Now is the perfect time to stock up for your outdoor adventures or get a head start on holiday gift buying, so we figured we’d offer up some our top picks for your consideration.

New Arrivals from Howler Brothers:

Howler Brothers Harker’s Flannel Long Sleeve Shirt

Howler Brothers Harker's Flannel Long Sleeve Shirt Review

No shirt can match the versatility, ruggedness, and protection from the elements like a trusted flannel. Howler Brothers Harker’s Flannel is best-seller—for good reason. This shirt is packed with features that allow you to go toe-to-toe with Mother Nature: reinforced elbow patches, a right shoulder hunters’ yoke, and custom metal buttons. Brushed for softness, the Howler Bothers Harker’s Flannel combines style with comfort, which is something we really love about this brand. Continue reading “Editor’s Choice: Favorite New Gear”

Fly Fishing: The Season of Orange

Fly Fishing: The Season of Orange

Halloween is around the corner and it seems that everywhere you look you can’t escape the color orange. While changing leaves, pumpkin patches, and snack-sized peanut butter cups abound, for fly fisherman, the color orange presents a different appeal—one that triggers a ferocious take, the arching bend of the rod, and the screeching sound of line peeling from the reel. Everyone’s go-to fall color is universally appealing for both humans and fish alike.

As the weather cools and you hunker down in your fly tying cave before sneaking out for some pre-winter time on the water, it’s important to embrace orange and use it to your advantage. Here are four great ways to put a little more orange into your fly box. Continue reading “Fly Fishing: The Season of Orange”

Our Best is Just Around the Bend

Our Best is Just Around the Bend

It’s amazing how quickly time goes by when you’re having fun! In what seems like a blink of an eye, we find ourselves celebrating the 14th anniversary of this crazy ride we call AvidMax. 14 years! In that time, we’ve added new people to our tight-knit team, built strong relationships with some of the world’s most recognized brands, and have been fortunate to serve the best customers that any business could ask for. Because of your support, AvidMax has evolved to become more than just a marketplace, but a destination where fellow fly fishing enthusiasts and all who enjoy the outdoors can find what they need. Continue reading “Our Best is Just Around the Bend”