Blue River Fly Classic

Blue River Fly Classic
A One Pattern Fly Event

Friday, December 23, 2011

Chapter 58 Day 53 - Trout Season

One Fly Contest Coming To Blue?

Will there be the first ever Blue River Fly Fishers One Fly Contest?  Probably... perhaps... most likely... looks promising. 

Certainly, enough interest has been shown by members of the fly fishing community at Blue. 

Secondly, the event has seemed to get the green light from the caretakers of this wonderful outdoor resource. 

There's a lot more than meets the eye in trying to get one of these type of events off the ground and make it successful enough that it will become something that fly anglers look forward to year after year. 

There is the issue of which pattern will be selected on the day of the event.  Then, how about the prize the winner will receive.  Date and time become all important because different anglers have different distances to travel. 

And then, what is the goal of the event.  This one seems pretty simple to me - it's actually a dual goal.  The goal of this first annual Blue River Fly Fishers One Fly Contest is to create a day of greater fellowship among the fly fishing community at Blue.  Many of us exchange notes and messages, but, meeting someone in person is something special in it's own. 

Secondly, the contest is to support this wonderful fishery and the Catch & Release section, which has been made possible by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife. 

Come this time next week, most details should be finalized and the countdown will begin in seeing which fly fisher can take a mystery fly and show the rest of the pack how to use it in capturing trout. 

Let the trash talking begin. 


Robin said...

One Fly! What a great idea! There'll be holdover trout as well as the sunfishes out in full force.

The Dentonista said...

Call it the "First Ever" and then after that it's the "Second Annual" --- just a technical thing.

Barry said...

Well... thanks for the suggestion, but, not going to worry so much about the technical thing. Here's info from

Some people get upset when the “first annual” occurrence of some event is announced, arguing that it doesn’t become annual until it’s been repeated. But “first annual” simply means “the first of what is planned to be an annual series of events”—it’s a fine expression.