The lucky winner of last month's quiz is Michael Van Den Hout. The correct answer was: B) Macedonians fishing the Astraeus River. Michael gets to take home a Simms Paclite Pullover!



st croix avid

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Featuring our exclusive IPC® technology and slim-profile ferrules all cloaked in a sultry canteen green pearl, these new rods are nothing short (even in the smaller lengths) of classically elegant. Versatile, with a new and improved smoother action, the new Avids load smoothly and progressively down the blank for a crisp casting stroke and a measure of feel typically reserved for rods twice the price. With models covering everything from spring creek surgery to casting for stripers from the beach, these are great rods to enable passionate fishermen to build a comprehensive quiver. A quiver replete with a gorgeous new selection of spey rods we might add.

All Avid Series fly rods come with a 1000 denier nylon-covered rod case with a divided polypropylene liner.


  • Integrated Poly Curve® (IPC®) tooling technology.
  • Premium, high-modulus SCIII graphite.
  • Slim-profile ferrules.
  • Fuji® Alconite stripper guides with black frames.
  • Hard chrome, single-foot fly guides on 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 wt. models. Hard chrome snake guides on 7, 8, 9, 10 wt. models.
  • Uplocking, anodized aluminum reel seat with an ebony wood insert on 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 wt. models.
  • Uplocking, anodized aluminum reel seat on 7, 8, 9, 10 wt. models.
  • Select-grade cork handle.
  • Rugged rod case with handle and divided polypropylene liner.
  • Lifetime limited warranty backed by unmatched St. Croix service.
  • Handcrafted in the U.S.A.



In 1497, the Eastern seaboard of North America was swarming with schools of fish of such unprecedented density that you could pull them up simply by dropping weighted baskets over the side of a boat. What kind of fish made up these schools?

a. Tuna
b. Striped Bass
c. Cod
d. Salmon

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Contest rules: All correct answers are thrown into a hat and the winner is randomly picked by the newsletter editor, Beth Leuchten. Winners are announced in the following month's newsletter.

Please note - we ask fly fishing industry people who already have access to deals on gear to refrain from submitting a response.