Video: How to Tie the Mega Prince Fly

The Mega Prince is a great fly developed by Dan Delekta. It’s the perfect high water fly and imitates a buggy stonefly nymph. The Mega Prince is best fished as the lead fly on a nymph rig. This fly has a lot of movement to it. The rubber legs and marabou tail allow for the fly to pulse and move in the water. A great western stonefly nymph imitation and a must have when you visit the west!!

Now let’s see what you can do. #avidmaxflytyers

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Lighten Up: How Downsizing Your Fly Fishing Gear Can Extend Your Opportunities

Lighten Up: How Downsizing Your Fly Fishing Gear Can Extend Your Opportunities

I stand knee-deep in moderate current, eyeing the grassy bank across and slightly downstream from me. I’ve walked to the end of my street to access a shallow, rocky reach of the river that runs through my backyard.

I strip some line and make a false cast; strip some more and make another. I surprise myself when the size 12 foam spider I tied 30 minutes before lands softly in an eddy. I am delighted when it disappears in a boil of water.

I slow the line with my rod hand and begin retrieving with my stripping hand. My rod bends nearly double as the fish at the end of my line makes a run for a submerged tree branch.

I’m grinning like a kid on Christmas morning by now. I’ll admit, I may even have let out a little “whoop!”

I bring the fish to hand and crouch to admire the brightly-colored 8 inches of fury that I have captured.

It was the beginning. Continue reading “Lighten Up: How Downsizing Your Fly Fishing Gear Can Extend Your Opportunities”

Redington Crosswater Fly Rod Outfit Product Review Winner!

Congrats to Jeremy Gomez from Colorado! He was our winner of $25 in AvidMax rewards during the week of Mar. 21-27th, 2017. Thank you very much for reviewing your product!

Item Purchased: Redington Crosswater Fly Rod Outfit

Rating: “An amazing quality set for a great price!” 5 out of 5 stars!

Redington Crosswater Fly Rod Outfit Product Review
Redington Crosswater Fly Rod Outfit – Click here to learn more about the outfit.


Review:
 “I absolutely love my Crosswater setup. It has amazing action, and the reel performs exactly as I expect any reel to respond. Even the protective case is of exceptional quality and keeps my gear completely safe. I don’t ever see myself searching for another rod in the future. This is my choice for life. Thank you, Redington!” Continue reading “Redington Crosswater Fly Rod Outfit Product Review Winner!”

Dr. Slick Mitten Scissor Clamp Product Review Winner!

Congrats to Kevin Massey! He was our winner of $25 in AvidMax rewards during the week of Mar. 14-20th, 2017. Thank you very much for reviewing your product!

Item Purchased: Dr. Slick Mitten Scissor Clamps

Rating: “Great Product, Great Price” 5 out of 5 stars!

Dr. Slick Mitten Scissor Clamps Product Review
Dr. Slick Mitten Scissor Clamps – Click for more details


Review:
 “I just received and used my Dr. Slick Mitten Scissor Clamps in gold. Wow, these are amazing! I searched for a good pair of plier/cutters for a long time and finally decided to go to the cheaper options and I am blown away by the quality and functionality of these! Continue reading “Dr. Slick Mitten Scissor Clamp Product Review Winner!”

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”

Video: How to Tie the Common Craw Fly

The Common Craw is one buggy little Carp Fly developed by James Spicer. The Common Craw was designed for picky carp on the South Platte River in Denver.  It is a fairly heavy fly, thus is why it works so well in the river. It sinks quickly and stays on the bottom, right where the Carp want it!  It also is made of supple materials, which allows it to move and breath in the water. Do you like to fish trout? No problem, The Common Craw also works on trout too! I initially developed the fly for Carp, but Trout have a hard time resisting it as well! Give it a try!

Now let’s see what you can do. #avidmaxflytyers

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Fly Tying Interview with James Spicer

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It has been a little over a year since we started carrying fly tying materials. During that time, we have learned just how intricate and time-consuming fly tying can be, and how much patience it takes to master. After launching our very first Fly Tying Month this past March, we are even more eager to learn, so we decided to interview a master fly tyer. We sought out our partner, James Spicer from InTheRiffle, to learn more about his fly tying journey. Enjoy the Q&A!

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Korkers Devil’s Canyon Wading Boot Product Review Winner!

Congrats to R. Andrew Springer! He was our winner of $25 in AvidMax rewards during the week of Mar. 7-13th, 2017. Thank you very much for reviewing your product!

Item Purchased: Korkers Devil’s Canyon

Rating: “Most Comfortable Boot I’ve Ever Worn” 4 out of 5 stars!

Korkers Devil's Canyon detailed product review
Korkers Devil’s Canyon


Review:
 “I have had a few pairs of boots and borrowed others through the years. These are by far the most comfortable I have ever worn!!! They offer maximum comfort around the ankle where wader material usually bunches up and digs in or cuts off circulation and they are super easy to get on and off. They are made easy to get on and off because of the BOA system, but the neoprene section around the ankle makes it even easier. I can get them on or off in less than 2 minutes! Continue reading “Korkers Devil’s Canyon Wading Boot Product Review Winner!”