This is the third year the Blue River Fly Fishers have held this event. As in the past, 100% of all proceeds will be donated to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.
The Fly Classic is a single pattern, single fly event with each contestant getting the same exact fly. All contestants have the opportunity to buy a mulligan fly.
Points are awarded on length of fish and species of fish. The top three finishers will receive prizes and certificates.
Here are the general rules and entry form.
Blue River Fly Classic 2014
Date Of Event: February 22nd, 2014
Place: Blue River Public Fishing And Hunting Area
Time Of Event: 7:30 a.m. till 12:30 p.m.
Starting Point: Main Parking Lot Campground Area Blue River
Blind Pairings Will Be Prior To Start Of Event
Entry Fee: $25.00 Per Contestant
The purpose of the Blue River Fly Classic is two-fold. First, the mission of this event is create a day of greater fellowship among the fly fishing community on Blue River. Secondly, this event is designed as a fund raising event with the totality of monies raised by entries fees and mulligan flies going directly to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife in support of the Catch and Release section at Blue River. Funds will be monitored by and through the Blue River Association a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
*A single and same pattern will only be used. . NOTE: Contestants will be given one fly and will also be afforded the opportunity to purchase a mulligan fly. The mulligan fly is by no means mandatory and is of the choice of the contestant as a strategy or avenue to further support fund raising. The cost of the mulligan fly will be $10.00 and this fee will also go directly to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife.
*All contestants will receive the same pattern and the pattern will remain a mystery until the start of the event. When a contestant loses the fly (or flies) then that contestant is out. If the contestant loses the fly (or flies) and wishes to continue fishing for the sake of fishing then that contestant must turn their score card over to the person they are paired with.
*Contestants will be allowed to retie their fly, but must notify their partner they are doing so.
*Dry flies as strike indicators will not be allowed.
*Scored fish are fish brought to hand. Each contestant must alert their partner when a fish is brought to hand.
*Each contestant is responsible for keeping their own score card.
*Each contestant should devise a way for measuring fish that are caught. Length of each fish scores additional points.
*This entire event is based on the honor system.
*Deadline for entering is February 1st 2014.
A copy of the general information, rules, and entry form will be available November 1st, 2013. To obtain an entry form contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com An entry form will be sent to you as an attachment. Print the entry form, fill it out, include payment and mail both in. You will receive a confirmation email once your entry is received.
Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers. Prizes will be announced at a later date.
There will be a number of give-away prizes also in a random drawing.
The organizers are trying to acquire tee shirts for this years event, but that has not been confirmed as of yet.
Blue River Fly Classic
Date of Event: February 22nd, 2014
Entry Deadline: February 1st, 2014
City:____________________ State______________ Zip Code_________
*This is the cell phone you will be carrying the date of the event. This is for contact reasons only.
Check appropriate boxes:
____Entry Fee enclosed (Please check or money order only) IMPORTANT: Please make check or money order payable to the Blue River Association. Entry fee is $25.00.
____ Yes, I want a mulligan fly on the date of the event for $10.00.
____ Indicate tee shirt size:* M L XL XXL Other________
* We are hopeful of acquiring tee shirts for this event. If we are successful in doing so we would like to know the size you would wear.
____ Sorry, I can’t make the event but would like to make a contribution.
PLEASE NOTE: Make check or money order payable to Blue River Association. However, mail completed entry form along with fees to the following address.
Barry C. Shrader
Blue River Fly Classic
700 E. Wynnewood
Sulphur, OK 73086