Sunday, March 1, 2015
Finals Words For Classic 2015
The Blue River Fly Classic will be this coming Saturday, March 7th. The Weather Channel is showing sunny skies with a morning temperature of 33 degrees warming to a balmy 59 with north east winds whispering at 5 to 10. Sounds like nice fly fishing weather.
Contestants should of course bring their normal gear as if they were on any fly fishing trip to Blue river. In addition, we ask contestants to bring a chair to sit in during lunch and their choice of drink.
Here is how the day will unfold. The contest begins promptly at 7:30 and we ask contestants try and get there by 7:15 if possible. We will meet in the main parking lot of the campground area by Hughes Crossing.
Harold Beck will once again serve as our Master of Ceremonies. At 7:25, Harold will present his opening remarks and go over the rules of the contest along with explaining the score card. Then, the winner of the "Guess the mystery fly contest" will be announced and the Early Bird gift will be awarded. Michael Mercurio and Michael Lanning will then announce the pairings and contestants will be given a zip loc bag with their two mystery flies, score card, and ink pen.
All contestants must return and turn in their score cards no later than 12:30 at the same spot they were given their score card that morning.
Vernon Forrester and the Forrester cooking team will have our lunch ready between 12:30 and 1 p.m. On the menu is cowboy style chicken fried steak, cowboy potatoes, creamed spinach, an additional side and of course Vernon's wonderful desserts.
Matt Gamble will be on hand to bring everyone up to date on the trout stocking situation and to answer any questions anyone might have.
Michael Mercurio will be in charge of adding the score cards. Michael Lanning will be in charge of the tie breaker log. Charlie Wright will announce the winners beginning with 3rd place, then 2nd, and finally the winner of the Classic 2015.
Prior to the announcement of the winners, there will be a number of thank you announcements to be made and special awards will also be announced. Harold Beck will also announce and present the Keeper Of The River 2015 award. Yours truly and Scott Dittner will announce two special awards for 2015.
There will be a number of give-a-way prizes to be distributed and this will take place after the winners are announced.
Classic 2015 t shirts will be given to all contestants and we will call it a day. It's all going to be a lot of fun.