Fantasy Fly Fishing Team / Contest

#1
It seems most of the people I know, do or have participated in some sort of these fantasy sports team things... Since I fish, and
don't really follow sports closely, I've decided to make up my own version of the game. So jump in if you want to participate.

Fantasy Fly Fishing Team

How to play
-Pick any 5 WFF members for your team.

-Any photos your team members post in their FFFT gallery of fish caught between 05/01/08 until 07/31/08 will be counted for points based on the scale below.

-Players may not have the exact team, at least one member must be different.

-The player with the most points at the end will win a prize. (Some flies and a fly fishing dvd)

-Your team must be chosen by 05/05/08 (No edits allowed on your team pick post after that date)

-You can pick yourself to be on your team, but will only receive half of designated points for your fish.


Rules

-If there are multiple photos of the same fish, only one can be counted for points

-The fish must be caught in between the designated time periods. ( no photos scans from the early 90's)

* Photos with just the fish solo, Example: in your hand, in the water or across the legs in a float tube will have to count for half points.

-The fish must be caught on Fly fishing gear.

-All fish must be mature (No Smolt photos for points)

-Fish must be alive and released unharmed. (Gilled or dead fish do not count.)

-In the event of a tie at the end of the game, the next player to have any of their members score points for them wins.

- Players must keep track of your own teams points. Points will be verified at the end of the game.

Points Scale (Arguing about the point scale because you prefer a certain species of fish is useless.)

1 point
Pike minnow, Suckers, Chub, Bluegill, Crappie, Perch, Shad, Whitefish, Sculpin, Shiners

2 points
Rainbow, Cutt, Brookie, Bass, Grayling, Arctic Char

3 points
Browns, Golden trout, Dollie/Bull, SRC, Pike, Resident Silvers. Peacock Bass, Snook, Catfish, Kokanee, Barracuda, Rockfish,

4 points
Salmon, Steelhead, Carp, Walleye, Sheefish, Bonefish, Redfish, Jack/trevally, Yellowtail/Amberjack, Ling,

5 points
Any of the ABOVE fish over 5lbs. Add 5 Points to the base score.( example: 10lb Kokanee 3+5=10pts)

10 points
Tuna, Roosters, Billfish, Wahoo, Tarpoon, Permit, Barramundi, GT"S, Shark, Taimen, Mahseer, Muskie,

* Unlisted Species will count for 1point until decided where to place on the point scale...

Any edits in the rules will be marked with a red *
 

creekx

spent spinner
#5
Do I understand this correctly?
World record 5lb. Bluegill = 6 points
5lb. Brookie = 7 points
Smaller-than-average Steelhead = 9 points
 
#7
Can I pick myself :p ? I can catch a lot of 5 pound salmon for a dvd :)
You can pick yourself, but your photos only count for half the points.

Do you want us to post picks in this thread or pm you?
You can post links to your scoring photos in this thread. Posting the pics would make it to much to load.


Move carp to 1 or 2 points.
A carp can't be worth as many points as a steelhead :rofl:
Most people in Washington have caught more Steel on the fly than they have carp.

Do I understand this correctly?
World record 5lb. Bluegill = 6 points
5lb. Brookie = 7 points
Smaller-than-average Steelhead = 9 points
the point system is not perfect... but i doubt anyone is gonna catch a world record bluegill in the next three months. if they do point scale will be adjusted. but only if it igfa.

Can we get bonefish in there? :D
Bone fish added to points system.
 

chadk

Be the guide...
#8
OK, I really don't care one way or the other - but here are some questions that may come up, and we might as well deal with them now instead of later...


Are you really going to trust fisherman (especially some from this site) to acurately report the weight of their fish? Is this on an honor's system? Can the weight be contested and who will be the judge?

Since this is WFF, why not just limit this to species in WA? Some dude could just take a vacation and hire some guide to get him into a massive sailfish, some boners, etc and really clean house.

Related to that, are guided fish worth the same points as non-guided?
What about rod hand-offs?

How about buck tailing? Nymphing vs swinging? Beading? Flossing? Juiced glow bugs?

Lose points for natives out of water? Fish on rocks pics?
 

jobyksu

Long Drift Trouter
#9
Sounds fun - but do you really want me to photograph and post my 50+ bluegill days?

Middle of June we tend to sit on the dock drinking beer and rollcasting prince nymphs. It you don't have a hit within 5 or 6 mini-strips then you did something wrong.

Stonehead - have you tried targeting carp on the fly? They may not be as sexy as steelhead, but that doesn't mean they're easy :)
 

chadk

Be the guide...
#11
Most people in Washington have caught more Steel on the fly than they have carp.
Actually, I think most people just brag more about the steel and aren't shy about showing the pics as they would be with one of those ugly mud sucking water pigs. Just sayin...
 
#12
Are you really going to trust fisherman (especially some from this site) to acurately report the weight of their fish? Is this on an honor's system? Can the weight be contested and who will be the judge?
The photo will show the size of the fish, if it is questionable a judgement will be made.

Since this is WFF, why not just limit this to species in WA? Some dude could just take a vacation and hire some guide to get him into a massive sailfish, some boners, etc and really clean house.?
You better pick that guy for your team then.

Related to that, are guided fish worth the same points as non-guided?
What about rod hand-offs??
Hopefully no one would pick anyone that would need a rod hand off for their team.

How about buck tailing? Nymphing vs swinging? Beading? Flossing? Juiced glow bugs?
The method does not really matter. No way to tell anyways.

Lose points for natives out of water? Fish on rocks pics?
Also a judgement call, some states natives are ok to take out for a photo. Fish on rocks will fall under the harmed fish rule.

Actually, I think most people just brag more about the steel and aren't shy about showing the pics as they would be with one of those ugly mud sucking water pigs. Just sayin...
Chad if you play the game, I will add 10 points for every carp YOU catch on the fly and post a picture of.
 

alpinetrout

Banned or Parked
#14
Since this is WFF, why not just limit this to species in WA? Some dude could just take a vacation and hire some guide to get him into a massive sailfish, some boners, etc and really clean house.
I don't think anyone's going to "clean house" that way. Two 5 pound carp or ten bluegill earn as many points as a sailfish and are a hell of a lot easier to come by on a regular basis during the contest period.
 

Stonefish

Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater
#15
Stonehead - have you tried targeting carp on the fly? They may not be as sexy as steelhead, but that doesn't mean they're easy :)
Stonehead? That might catch on........
Yes, I've done my fair share of angling for the golden bonefish. I have nothing against fish with lips.
How's the steelie fishing in Arkansas? ;)
 

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