Date Of Event: March 7th, 2015
Public Fishing And
Hunting Area Blue
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: $35.00 Per Contestant (Includes 2 Mystery Flies)
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 other donations 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 two flies of the same pattern for this event. Organizers believe that part of the difficulty of this contest along with a strategy in this event is the management of the flies. (Example: Checking your overhead and behind you before casting. Reading the water as well as you can for structure that may snag your flies.)
*All contestants will receive the same pattern and the pattern will remain a mystery until the start of the event. When a contestant loses their flies then that contestant is out. If the contestant loses their 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.
*Split shot of any form may be used as a weighting technique. Bead heads slipped on a tippet will be allowed as long as the bead head does not touch the eye of the fly and is at least placed six inches above the fly.
*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 15th 2015.
A copy of the general information, rules, and entry form will be available December 1st, 2014. To obtain an entry form contact 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.