Gear Giveaway Contest

Win a Maxxon Outfitters personal watercraft and fly-fishing outfit worth up to $1,560.

One lucky reader will win an incredible gear package from Maxxon Outfitters, including their choice of an XPW personal watercraft, plus a Stone Fly V rod/reel/line combo outfit—a package valued at $1,560.

The XPW personal watercraft series includes two unique models, both sharing some truly innovative features found only on Maxxon inflatable boats. While Maxxon Outfitters is relatively new to the fly-fishing industry—having developed a full line-up of quality fly gear in just a few short years—Maxxon has been building industry-leading inflatable boats for over 30 years. Their XPW series represents an evolutionary step forward in personal watercraft, geared specifically for anglers.

The XPW-240 ($1,400.) takes pontoon boat design to the next level. Its low-profile stance all but eliminates wind as a factor when stillwater angling, and its reduced weight (46 pounds) makes transport simple. An open-front design allows for easy entry and exit, and can be propelled by fins, oars or a trolling motor. Maxxon’s proprietary “gear tie-down system” (GTS) maximizes attachment points for gear and accessories, and allows anglers to customize the craft like no other.

The XPW-239 ($900.) shares many of the unique features of its sibling 240, such as an oar-lock system with integrated risers, a padded seat, stripping apron and GTS. However, this is a very different craft altogether. Its 17-inch, two chamber tubes allow the 239 to brave any whitewater that its operator has the skills to handle. Weighing just 38 pounds, this craft is light enough to backpack into those spots less traveled, yet has a carrying capacity of over 600 pounds. The open-floor design allows for the use of kick-fins in stillwater, as well as making it easy to release fish.

Also part of this prize is a Stone Fly V combo outfit ($160.), including a Stone Fly V rod, Talon aluminum reel, Maxxon weight-forward floating line, and a Cordura rod/reel case. The winner can choose a 4-, 5-, 6- or 8-weight outfit. We’d rate this outfit as comparable to ones costing twice the price, which speaks to the value of Maxxon’s entire product line. We’ve just started testing these two boats, so look for a full review in the next issue, including details on all the features we didn’t have room to touch on here. For more details, or to find a dealer, contact Maxxon Outfitters; Tel.: 888-727-0166; Web:

Contest Entry Form

Use the form below to enter yourself in this month's Fly Fish America Gear Giveaway Contest!

Contest Rules:
No purchase necessary. Contest void where prohibited by law. One entry per person. To enter this issue's contest fill out the online entry form before midnight on the date listed above. Chances of winning determined by the number of entrants. Mail-in entries will not be accepted. Duplicate entries will be discarded. Incomplete entries will be disqualified. To be eligible to win, entrants must be U. S. citizens, residents of one of the fifty United States or the District of Columbia, and be at least 18 years of age. The prize, as described above, will be awarded to a single winner as the only prize in this contest. The winner will be selected in a random drawing held on or after the deadline listed above. The winner will be notified by telephone, mail or e-mail within 30 days of the drawing.