The Copper John. Do I need to say more? Created by the infamous John Barr, just about anyone who has fly fished has heard of or thrown this fly. It is a go-to attractor pattern year round. It will imitate a wide range of bugs from mayflies, stoneflies, and even caddis or midges. Fish it smaller in the colder months and larger in the summer. Most commonly the copper john is tied using copper or red wire but there are many color variations out there. If you want to get the skunk off get the copper john tied on!
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Congrats to Steve H. from Idaho! He was our winner of $25 in AvidMax rewards during the week of November 14, 2017 – November 20, 2017. Thank you very much for reviewing your new Loon Outdoors UV Clear Finish
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If it’s streamer season you better think about throwing this fly! It was created by Tim Heng who was a long time Colorado fly fishing guide and tyer. The Autumn Splendor is a beefed up wooly bugger with action that can’t be beat. The Marabou tail along with some flash and movement provided by the rubber legs is a great fly to pull large fish out of deep holes or any other location. You can fish it as a stand-alone streamer or on both ends of a tandem streamer rig. Whether you like it chasing a smaller wooly bugger or in front of a larger articulated fly it will bring great success!
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Congrats to Larry B. from Colorado! He was our winner of $25 in AvidMax rewards during the week of November 7, 2017 – November 13, 2017. Thank you very much for reviewing your new Redington Path Fly Fishing Rod
“The Redington Path rod is awesome. Great value for the money. I am using it for streamer fishing and it casts exceptionally well and I landed several nice browns in Wyoming recently. It allows me to cast much further than my old rod. Keep up the good work, I am a happy customer!” Continue reading “5 out of 5 stars! “This Rod Is Awesome!””
5 out of 5 stars! “Beautiful” Congrats to Sam R. from Minnesota! He was our winner of $25 in AvidMax rewards during … Continue reading Redington Vice Fly Rod Product Review Winner
When we talk about buggy flies what else comes to mind but the Hare’s ear. This is a personal favorite … Continue reading How to Tie a Gold Bead/Gold Ribbed Flashback Hare’s Ear Fly: Video
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.
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5 out of 5 stars! “I love these boots” Congrats to Steve T from Minnesota! He was our winner of $25 in … Continue reading Chota Abrams Creek Wading Boots Product Review Winner
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
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”
4 out of 5 stars! “Helpful little tool”
Congrats to Scott McMahon from Colorado! He was our winner of $25 in AvidMax rewards during the week of Oct 10th – Oct 16th, 2017. Thank you very much for reviewing your new Fly Snare Hook Holders!
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