Thursday, July 19, 2012

Cherokee Fly Tyers Challenge

This year’s very special veteran’s event in Cherokee, NC comes with a new twist!
Each year the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation celebrates their culture, history and crafts with an Indian Fair, and to help them celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Fair, Project Healing Waters and Trout Unlimited will be featured guests as we provide demonstrations and workshops for fair goers and some great fishing and tying opportunities for Project Healing Waters veteran participants.

But there’s more. We have cooked up a fly tying competition for any current participant in of a PHW or TU Veterans Service Program. On Friday, October 5th a select group of judges will crown the first Cherokee Fly Tyers Challenge Champion.

Here are the rules:
Participants must submit hand tied flies of any type ( dry, streamer, nymph, etc.)
Each submission must be 3 of the same pattern.
You may enter as many submissions as you like.
Flies must be received by September 30, 2012

Judges will score the flies based on the following:
Fishability – Is this a fly you could fish with (floatation, use of weight, etc.)?
Use of materials – creative use of materials
Creativity – imaginative design
Technique – basic tying skills (size, proportion, spacing)
Overall Effect – Would this fly catch fish?

All flies submitted will become the property of PHWFF for distribution and use amongst its programs nationwide and at its discretion.

Send entries to PHWFF / Attn: Ryan Harman / P.O. Box 1400 / Flat Rock NC / 28731
Include your name, contact info, PHWFF program affiliation and of course FLIES

Including prizes from Vedavoo, TFO, Metz, Trout Unlimited and many others