The deadline for One Fly 2013 has arrived. All entries received in today’s mail or entries promised by recent conversations will be honored. Beyond this, all other entries will not be accepted because we are near the threshold of our capacity.
This is a reminder of what will take place at One Fly 2013 and a suggestion as to what to bring in addition to fly fishing gear.
Contestants are encouraged to bring a folding chair and their choice of drink for our luncheon on the river. Although we will have water and perhaps tea, it is best to bring your choice of drink. Lunch will be provided by Vernon Forrester of Forrestburg, Texas.
One Fly 2013 will begin promptly at 7:30 a.m. on March 2nd, 2013. The beginning and ending point will be the large parking area of the main campground area above the low water crossing (Hughes Crossing). We ask that contestants arrive by 7:15 a.m. if possible. When contestants arrive they should look for a Blue Bird motor coach named the Ruff Diamond. There will be pop up canopies near the Ruff Diamond along with camping tents. Upon arrival please come to the pop up canopies and let us know you have arrived. We will need your name.
The pairings will take place at 7:30 a.m. and we will be anxious to get contestants in the river. Harold Beck will be the master of ceremonies and after his welcoming statement we will announce the mystery fly and the winner of guessing the mystery fly. Once you receive your mystery flies, scorecard, and ink pen you may tie on.
Check in is at 12:30 p.m. at the same spot you begin. Make sure you sign your scorecard. While the scorecards are being added, we will break bread together.
After lunch, Blue River area manager Matt Gamble will be on hand to answer any questions or listen to suggestions regarding the experience at Blue River. Please feel free to engage this opportunity to talk with Matt.
Then we have a number of give-away presents to give and this will be by random draw. When all those are given away we will announce the top three finishers for One Fly 2013.
We would like to get a group picture of all the contestants and participants and ask that everyone please stay long enough to allow us that opportunity.
Therefore friends, brother and sisters of the angle, in the early morning hours of March 2nd, bathe in the desire of catching fish and clothe in the expectation of doing just that.
See you on the river.