Fly tying contest

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Daryle Holmstrom, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    I have two brand new grey partridge capes for someone to win. Ran it by Chris a few months back but I don't know what would be fair. I think Chris, IBN, and Jerry should pick the category and decide on the fly to be tied, I'll take the photos and let the mods be the judges. And if any sponsors want to get in for the first contest now would be the time.
  2. Zen Piscator Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.

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    I'd be down...
  3. yuhina Tropical member

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    Sounds fun! I will give out a DVD for the second place :beer2:
  4. steve s Member

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    Sounds like fun. Why not have each contestant submit multiple flies, that way you don't have to narrow it down to one category, one fly.

    Steve S
  5. Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Still gathering ideas to make things come together, thinking about two types of flies since I have two capes. The mods (judges) won't see who tied the fly but just a number for each one. Since there would be two categories you would need to tie 8 flies with a definite toe tag on one for ID, three others to send to the judges without them seeing who tied what. I wouldn't post any photos until the contest is done. Shoot me some more ideas.

    Daryle
  6. dominic7471 Member

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    i'm down but what kinda flies?
  7. Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    I haven't heard back from the mods yet Dom, Me thinks they are thinking about the contest and the flies they get to judge for the contest.

    Daryle
  8. Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Due to lack of interest and some great but limited input I'm putting this on hold for awhile.

    Daryle
  9. bengal31 New Member

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    I will be interested in participating when you get it put together.
    Timmy
  10. hikepat Patrick

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    As would I as long as the contest is not on Alantic Salmon flies. I just do not have the materials for those.
  11. riseform Active Member

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    I was hoping this would materialize as well. Many may have remained silent just awaiting the final ground rules.
  12. Clint F Fly Fishing Youth

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    I am interested also. Although I am new I believe I have a few patterns that might have a chance.
  13. gigharborflyfisher Native Trout Hunter

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    I would be interested as well.
  14. Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    It's still in the works, nothing to complicated, in fact you might have to come up with an idea.
  15. D3Smartie Active Member

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    one of the coolest contests i participated in gave a list of materials and people had to come up with their own pattern. Could be anything, but they could only use the materials on the list.
    i'd be interested if you get it off the ground.
  16. riseform Active Member

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    I'm thinking D3Smartie's idea is a good one.
    Another possibility would be tying patterns to represent the life cycle of a given species chosen by the mods.
    For example:
    a specific caddis: cased, larva, pupa (emergent/deep), adult, skating/diving (if applicable)
    -or-
    a specific mayfly (pmd, calibaetis, etc): nymph, emerger, dun, spinner
  17. flytyerboy95 Future fly fishing guide

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    i think riseforms cycle idea is AWSOME. what places could you get 1st 2cd and 3rd our more.i probaly woudnt place cause i just started but it would be a fun way to test my skills
  18. Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Well so far haven't heard anything from the mods, some great ideas are emerging, keep the ideas coming boys and gals.

    Daryle
  19. ibn Moderator

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    I am down for some Judging. I like the idea of limited materials. I can't possibly pick a fly, all I use are shock and awe's. I don't know what else exists!
  20. flytyerboy95 Future fly fishing guide

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    we could do it were we there are four cattogories. dry emerger nymph and streamer. you then choose wich you want to contribute to and make two flys for that catergoery. im very shure i spelled some stuff wrong