Blue River Fly Classic

Blue River Fly Classic
A One Pattern Fly Event

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Blue River Fly Classic Schedule For March 4th

The deadline for entering the Blue River Fly Classic 2017 is tomorrow, February 15th.

This years event is shaping up to be a dandy with a lot of interest.  Here are the details of what will take place on March 4th.

We ask all contestants to be at the beginning point by 6:50 a.m. on March 4th.  This event starts promptly at 7 a.m.  The rules will be read first.  Then the winner of the Guess The Mystery Fly will be announced and the winner will announce the identity of the Mystery Fly.

The score card will be explained and then pairings announced.  All contestants will be required to return to the base camp no later than 12 o'clock noon to turn in their score cards.

There will be three individual awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.  This year there will also be a top team score winner.

Lunch will be served while organizers are adding scores. Raffle and auction items by silent auction or other means will be offered.  Winner of these prizes will be announced.

There will be three Spirit of the Blue awards awarded this year and the Keeper Of The River award will be announced.

T shirts will be handed out as the event comes to an end.

Everyone is asked to bring a chair to sit in and their choice of drink.

Look for the large vendor tent, the Blue River Fly Fishers flag, and Ralph Fullenwider's Bluebird motor coach, the "Ruff Diamond".

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Guess The Mystery Fly Game - Clue #5

Here is the fifth clue in the Guess The Mystery Fly Game.  We require an exact name, color, beadhead or not, and size of hook of the Mystery Fly.

Submit your answer in the comment sections of the Prairie Ocean Fly Fisher blog, or by email to fishingcowboyblue@yahoo.com, or in the comment section of the Blue River Fly Classic Facebook page.

Clue #5.  Although the material on this Mystery Fly has been dyed, the color is not tan.

Good luck!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Guess The Mystery Fly Game

This is the forth clue for this year's Guess The Mystery Fly Game.

We want an exact answer including the name of the pattern, color, beadhead or not and size.  Submit your answer either here in the comment section, or by email at fishingcowboyblue@yahoo.com, or in the comment box of the Blue River Fly Classic Facebook page.

Here is today's clue.  "Although the most popular version of this fly is with the material in it's natural color there are some patterns that use dyed material.  The majority material used in the construction of this fly is reported to have been used for the first time over 300 years ago.  However, this Mystery Fly uses a "dyed" material, not the natural color."

Good luck!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Guess The Mystery Fly Game - Clue #3

Here is clue #3 in our Guess The Mystery Fly Game.  Once again we are looking for an exact name of this pattern including color, whether it has or does not have a beadhead, and even hook size.

Submit your answer either in the comment section of this blog post, or email it to fishingcowboyblue@yahoo.com, or submit your answer in the comment section of the Blue River Fly Classic Facebook page.

Here is the clue.  The original pattern of this fly has undergone many additions or variations over the years including the addition of flash materials and even rubber legs at time.  However, the original form is still the most popular and considered by many as the most popular fly in the world.

Good luck.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Guess The Mystery Fly Game - Clue #2

Here is clue #2 in our Guess The Mystery Fly Game and remember we are going to require the exact name, including color, whether it has or does not have a beadhead and even size of hook.

Submit your answer by one of these three ways.  Send your answer by email to fishingcowboyblue@yahoo.com, or submit your answer in the comment section of this post, or go to the Blue River Fly Classic page on Facebook and submit your answer there.

Here is the clue:

The technique of fishing this pattern, along with others in its classification, became popularized by print publication shortly after 1900.

Good luck.

Barry

Friday, January 20, 2017

Guess The Mystery Fly Game 2017 - Clue #1

It's time to play the Guess The Mystery Fly game for the Blue River Fly Classic 2017.  You can submit your guess one of several ways.  You can leave your guess here in the comments section, or email your guess to fishingcowboyblue@yahoo.com, or submit your guess in the comment section of the Blue River Fly Classic Facebook page.

One guess per person per clue.  This year we will require an exact description or name of the fly including color and whether or not it is a beadhead fly or not.

Here is clue #1.  It can be said that this fly is truly a classic, but it is not a dry fly.

Good luck!

Barry