A Fly Tying Challenge & a Great Prize!
I recently wrote about using common, everyday materials to tie flies and thought it would be fun to make a contest out of it so here goes. Tie a fly using materials you find in your everyday life and submit it to win a great prize! Here are the details…
You can use fly tying tools and hooks your bought from a fly shop
You can’t use any other materials such as fur, feathers, thread, etc. You can use both synthetic and natural materials but they must have been found in your daily life.
The fly doesn’t have to be a Tenkara fly. It can be any pattern you want.
Ironically, the prize for this contest is a bunch of fly tying materials (see photo above). Chris Stewart of Tenkara Bum is sponsoring the contest and is offering a nice materials package to the winner including a gorgeous hen pheasant skin (enough to tie tons of flies), some Owner Super Yamame hooks from Japan, and some very buggy Shetland’s Spindrift yarn. This is a great set of materials to tie up some nice sakasa kebari or other flies.
How to enter
Click here to email me a picture of your fly and the recipe. Feel free to include a short write up of how and where you found the materials. The picture must be at least 600 pixels wide and you must include the recipe to be eligible.
All entries must be submitted by December 1st, 2012 and the winners will be announced here.
I will choose the winner based overall creativity, the look of the fly, and extra points will be given for especially exotic materials incorporated or if there is an interesting story behind how your found the materials you used.
Special thanks to Chris for donating the prize. Have fun everyone. I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with!