Tuesday, February 14, 2017
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
Submit your answer in the comment sections of the Prairie Ocean Fly Fisher blog, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
Monday, January 23, 2017
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 email@example.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."
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Submit your answer either in the comment section of this blog post, or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Submit your answer by one of these three ways. Send your answer by email to email@example.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.
Friday, January 20, 2017
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.