AvidMax Team Picks Their RepYourWater Favorite Hats

AvidMax Team Picks Their RepYourWater Favorite Hats

“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.

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G Loomis StormCast Full-Zip Hoodie Product Review Winner

5 out of 5 stars! “Great Hoodie”

Congrats to Nathanael T from Wyoming! He was our winner of $25 in AvidMax rewards during the week of Oct 17th – Oct 23rd, 2017. Thank you very much for reviewing your new G Loomis StormCast Full-Zip Hoodie!

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Review:
“This is a fantastic hoodie, that is warm and fleece-lined. It has a special waterproof treatment that G Loomis uses for some of their jackets and sweatshirts. The colors are vibrant and look really cool on the water. The fit is true to size. I would not hesitate to purchase another product from Avidmax!” Continue reading “G Loomis StormCast Full-Zip Hoodie Product Review Winner”

How to Tie a Manhattan Midge Fly: Video

How to Tie a Manhattan Midge Fly: Video

Developed by Forest Dorsey, son of the famous fly tier, author and guide Pat Dorsey this is a go-to midge emerger for all tailwaters. I was recently fishing this pattern on clear creek outside of Idaho Springs in Colorado and it put some of the bigger fish in that river in my net. Fish it as a dropper below a Parachute Adams or in a tandem fly rig with weight or a heavy lead fly.

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

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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”

How to Tie Egg Sucking Bunny Leech: Video

How to Tie Egg Sucking Bunny Leech: Video

Need a very effective fly for big trout?  Look no further than the Egg Sucking Bunny Leech.  While it can be fished year round it will be most effective in the spring when rainbows are running or in the fall when browns are on reds.  Using the bunny strips along with the McFly foam for the Egg this pattern has the best of both worlds.  If you missed our last fly tying post, check it out here to learn how to tie an October Caddis Fly.

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

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5 Reasons Why Fly Fishing is Good For You

5 Reasons Why Fly Fishing is Good For You

Fishing is one of the great American pastimes as a poll has revealed that as many as 33 million people aged 16 or older participate in the activity. Recreational fishing ranks even higher than playing basketball, soccer, softball or bowling, and more Americans fish than play golf and tennis combined. Apart from the satisfaction of catching your own fish, fly fishing has many health benefits, and it also has been shown to improve one’s quality of life. If you’ve never tried fly fishing before, you may want to try it out sometime to see how it can impact your entire well-being.

Trends in fly fishing
Fishing has become extremely popular in the country. Previously, the activity was associated with senior men, but a study has found that a high percentage of young female participants are taking up the sport. In the research, it was found that 43.9% of youth who are interested in fishing are female. Moreover, fly fishing has the highest rate of new participants among all the fishing categories as almost 13% of participants were new to fly fishing in 2014. It is expected that there will be more fly fishing enthusiasts in the future as fishing can positively impact one’s health in various ways.

Here are five reasons why fly fishing is good for you.

It relieves stress
A study has shown that many Americans take up fly fishing as a way to relieve stress. In the research, 38% of people who take up the pastime said they think that the soothing sound of flowing water and the pull of a fishing line is enough to drive their stress away. Being constantly stressed can lead to a host of health problems including obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Continue reading “5 Reasons Why Fly Fishing is Good For You”

How to Tie an October Caddis Fly: Video

How to Tie an October Caddis Fly: Video

The October caddis fly is the last chance to throw big bugs for eager trout. With winter bringing midge season soon this is definitely something to look forward to. Our version is tied with an orange body and a very full elk hair wing. This gives it a great profile on the water when trying to imitate the large wing of the October caddis and also keeps it very buoyant. Fish it on its own or on top of a dropper rig. If you missed our last fly tying post, check it out here to learn how to tie a Beadhead October Caddis Pupa.

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

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