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Thanks for visiting our contest winners page. Here you will find all of our winners and current contests. See all the good stuff people had to say about our gear & enter for your chance to win a contest too. 

Product Review Contest: New Review Contest! Limited Time Only! Starting now, February 2016, write your best review on the product you bought from us and have a chance to win a $50.00 gift code for our website, EVERY WEEK! Thats right, we want to hear from you and get your feedback. The best and most detailed review every week scores $50!

  • How to enter: Find your product on our website and click the review box and write your detailed review. AvidMax.com orders will receive an automated email 14 days after your purchase date, which will contain review links. Either way will work fine!
  • Can I submit images? Yes, we will take them as entries too. Just take a picture of your new gear in use and then tag it with #avidmaxgear on your favorite social media platform. That's it, pretty easy. Click here to learn how to hashtag an image. 
  • When are winners announced? Every Tuesday.  

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Recent Winners:

Check out our latest review winners here! We have created a news page for these kind of updates. 

Mar 1st, 2016: Amy Lou from Georgia Won A $50 AvidMax Gift Certificate For This Product Review:

Ruffwear Front Range Harness "Sturdy and well built, but soft and flexible"5 out of 5 stars

Ruffwear Front Range


Review: It's a beautiful color. It is very sturdy and well built, but soft and flexible. It is padded, which is one of the primary reasons I bought it. It is super easy to put on, and to adjust. Best of all, I feel secure when walking my dog, and I know she is comfortable. I highly recommend this harness!

Feb 23th, 2016: Erik S. from New York Won A $50 Store Credit For This Product Review:

Loon Outdoors UV Fly Tying Kit "Takes two to get it right"4 Out Of 5 Stars

Loon Outdoors UV fly tying kit


Review: What you may have heard is true: this stuff works, and curing by UV takes just seconds, but getting the right finish can be tricky. For example, you need to use both a dollop of "Thick" and a drop of "Flow" to put an epoxy glob on a beadhead fly. "Thick" has the right consistency but tries a bit too tacky (enough that you wonder if it'll pick up dirt or catch a stray feather in your fly box). Curing first then following with "Flow" gets the finish perfect. The results are great, just four stars instead of five for the extra step. You'll be surprised how little you use, even on small flies. I use a pinhead to apply.

Feb 16th, 2016: R. Andrew Springer from Pennslyvania Won A $50 Store Credit For This Product Review:

Redington Sonic Pro Stockingfoot Wader "Great, needs some refinement"4 Out Of 5 Stars

Redington Sonic Pro Wader


Review: I have a pair of the original version of these. They are comfortable and functional. I have used them for 2 seasons and they barely show it other than the typical staining from mucky river bottoms. They are the most breathable waders I've ever worn! And I sweat a lot! The chest area is a little thick, they could use some thinner fabrics on the inside sections. Also, the two hand warmer pockets are NOT waterproof. So don't keep any items you need dry in them.
Overall these are incredibly good waders and with the newest version I bet they are even better!

January, 2016: John from Washington Won A $50 Store Credit For This Product Review:

Loon Outdoors Zinger "Great Quality Zinger"5 Out Of 5 Stars

Loon Outdoors Zinger


Review: Like all Loon products (in my experience), this is a really high quality zinger. The clasp on the tool holder clip closes very tightly, so you don't have to be concerned about it opening accidently. Likewise, the clasp on the back of the zinger closes securely. Definitely better than most zingers I've owned, and at a very fair price.

December, 2015: Jimmy from North Carolina Won A $50 Store Credit For This Product Review:

Tenkara Sato Fly Fishing Rod "Tenkara For All Rivers and Streams" 5 out of 5 stars!

Tenkara Sato


Review: Oh, how I loved thee, let me count the ways.
Sorry, that's it with the silliness. This is my second tenkara rod that I own. Seriously, there are just so many positives about this rod. The ability to adjust the length from 10'8" to 12'9" means one could fish the entire stream! Overhead branches a problem? you can shorten the rod, and when the stream opens up, extending the rod allows you to reach that fish a shorter rod couldn't.
Plug keeper, just ingenious, and they give you a spare!
The best rod sock ever! Stretchy, and no string to tie it closed.
Super great finish on the rod. Smaller diameter than my other 12' rod and weighs less too.
Gosh, I wish I had known about this rod earlier, then this review would be about how great my first tenkara is! 

November, 2015: Jon from Utah Won A $50 Store Credit For This Product Review:

Buff Cyclone Largemount Bass 2 "Comfortable Warmth" 5 out of 5 stars!

Buff Cyclone


Review: Fits comfortably; stays in place. Can use the traditional Buff light weight fabric over face when not so cold or move the Gore fabric up when the temperature drops. Thanks Jon. We appreciate your review. Make sure if you have bought a product from us you tell us what you think of it and you will be entered to win too!  Click here for more details about entering.  ;

October, 2015: James from Georgia Won A $50 Store Credit For This Product Review:

Tenkara U.S.A. 5x Tippet "High Quality Tippet!"5 Out Of 5 Stars

Tenkara USA Tippet


Review: All lines in the market are clearly marked their strength and diameter, etc. But I always test myself to feel how strong and hold up the shape of straightness after pulled fish again and again. this one passed my standard without hesitation. I recommend to other fishermans out there.

9-18-2015: Rudy from Arleta, CA Won A $20 Gift Code For This Product Review:

Fishpond Summit Sling "Best Sling Bag for Your Money"5 Out Of 5 Stars

Fishpond Summit Sling

Pros: Versatile,Durable,Great Design,Easy To Use

Cons: None yet

Best Uses: Freshwater Fishing,Fly Fishing

Describe Yourself: Avid Fisher

Was this a gift? No

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments: I've packed this Sling with all of my flyfishing gear and still has plenty room for more. It's comfortable to wear all day on the water without tiring you out. I've tried other bags and would notice neck would kink. Not with this Fishpond Summit Sling. Great design. Durably made.

7-24-2015: Denny from Southeastern Ohio Won A $20 Gift Code For This Product Review:
Redington Classic Trout Fly Rod "I'm not an expert but this rod rocks!" 4 Out Of 5 Stars

Redington Classic Trout Fly Rod

Pros: Accurate Casting,Easy To Transport,Flexible,"Lightweight","Good Price Point","Well constructed","It's Purdy To Look At"
Cons: "It's Made In Chiner"
Best Uses: Fly Fishing,Small Fish,"Trout Bass Panfish"
Describe Yourself Casual/ Recreational
Was this a gift? No
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Comments: Well made and looks great. I've used a 9', 6-weight for the past few years on largemouth bass so there's been a slight learning curve. Being patient and waiting for the rod to load before casting forward is important. It is able to cast a good distance with 3-weight line and throws poppers, sliders and flies that are a little larger well. Hooking up with 16" bigmouth bass is an absolute HOOT!

7-10-2015: Rick from Western Washington Won A $20 Gift Code For This Product Review:
Tenkara Rod CO Cascade Rod "Small in size, big in quality" 4 Out Of 5 Stars

Tenkara Rod CO Cascade Rod

Pros: Sensitive,Durable,Flexible,Accurate Casting,Easy To Transport,Good Tip Action,"Great For Small Streams","Lightweight"
Best Uses: Small Fish,River Fishing
Describe Yourself Casual/ Recreational
Was this a gift? No
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Comments: Great for tight quarters

6-26-2015: Justin from Columbia, MO Won A $20 Gift Code For This Product Review:
Dr. Slick Elastic Necklace "Time to ditch your vest!" 5 Out Of 5 Stars

Dr. Slick Elastic Necklace

Pros: Durable,Easy To Use,Easy To Maintain,Functional
Best Uses: "Kayaking","Wading"
Describe Yourself Modern,"Minimalist"
Was this a gift? No
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Comments: Im relatively new to fly fishing but any fool can see this is much more convenient than a bulky vest. I tested it on a 2day kayak float trip in southern MO, spent most of my time wading in chest deep waters and it held up like a champ.

5-29-2015: Ervin from PA Won A $20 Gift Code For This Product Review:
Scientific Anglers Fly Line Backing "I would buy this product again and again." 4 Out Of 5 Stars

Scientific Anglers Fly Line Backing

Pros: Functional,Easy To Use,Durable
Best Uses: Fresh Water,Ice Fishing,Salt Water
Describe Yourself Casual/ Recreational
Was this a gift? No
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Comments: SA backing has always been by go to. It's on all my fly reels. It has increased in price over the years, But what hasn't?

5-16-2015: David from Hot Springs, AR Won A $20 Gift Code For This Product Review:
Redington Sonic Pro Waders "Very Happy & Impressed!" 5 Out Of 5 Stars

Redington Sonic Pro Waders

Pros: Tough Material,Easy To Take On And Off,Dries Quickly,Good Footing,Breathable
Best Uses: Freshwater Fishing,Cold Water
Sizing: Feels true to size
Describe Yourself Casual/ Recreational
Was this a gift? No
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Comments: I mainly fish below damns. Running & cold water mostly. I have used nothing but neoprene before using the Redington Sonic Pro and never knew what I was missing. They keep me very dry, they are light and I have gained moving freedom I did not have with the neos that I used prior to those. I don't have the wet weight of the neo to deal with walking back to my car. They dry very fast in comparison. They are light and breath so well, I usually just put them over my jeans, and drive to the lake vs. having to put the neoprenes on when at the lake because they get so hot. I also got the rebate with mine. For the first time I get the rebate in less than 10 days of mailing it. Love all the pockets and the aqua zippers. I actualy carry my phone in the one that tucks inwards towards my chest. There is nothing no to like about the waders. I highly recommend them.
Service: Prompt delivery and great communications.

4-27-2015: Danny from Manchester, CT Won A $20 Gift Code For This Product Review:
MSR Coffee Filter "Works Great" 5 Out Of 5 Stars

MSR Coffee Filter

Pros: Lightweight,Durable,Easy To Clean,"Compact","Portable"
Best Uses: Backpacking,Hiking,Car Camping,"Bicycle touring"
Describe Yourself Casual/ Recreational
What Is Your Gear Style: Comfort Driven
Was this a gift? No
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Comments: I mainly use this filter when car camping and hiking. This filter works great for its intended purpose, I wish the lid would snap on to keep debris out.

4-17-2015: Russ2far Stillwater County, MT Won A $20 Gift Code For This Product Review:
Scientific Anglers Max 752 "Bigger than you think" 5 Out Of 5 Stars

Scientific Anglers Max 752

Pros: Huge
Cons: Somewhat hard to open
Best Uses: Nymphs & Hoppers
Describe Yourself Casual/ Recreational
Was this a gift? No
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Comments: This thing holds a pile of flies. I bought it because I was running out of room for my nymphs. I use one side for nymphs, the other for hoppers. It still has plenty of room to add more nymphs, now I use my old one for dry flies and streamers. Its great, I didn't know how I was going to find room in my vest for a third fly box but no worries with this one turned 2 into 1

4-03-2015: Jeff from Missoula, MT Won A $20 Gift Code For This Product Review:
Buff Pro Series Angler Glove 3 "Great Glove" 4 Out Of 5 Stars

Buff Pro Series Angler Glove

Sizing: Feels true to size
Pros: Comfortable, Good Fit, Good Grip
Best Uses: Fly Fishing
Describe Yourself Professional
Was this a gift? No
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Comments: Great glove for handling fish / rowing and all other aspects of fishing.