Tuesday, February 23, 2016
As The Fly Classic Nears
This event will indeed take place on March 5th. It is our plan to set up the beginning and ending point in the main parking area of the campground area at Hughes Crossing. Our beacon will once again be the Blue Bird motor coach named the Ruff Diamond. Steve Wolf will also be on hand to help Ralph and Charlotte maintain our base camp.
All contestants are asked to be at the Ruff Diamond no later than 7:15 Saturday morning March 5th. The mystery fly will be announced along with the winner of the guessing game, the pairings will be announced and the contestants will be sent off for 5 hours of fishing.
Contestants must fish the river that is maintained by the ODWC. Contestants are not allowed to travel onto privately held property.
All state laws apply and the rules and regulations will be read at the beginning of the event. Certificates for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be awarded along with gift cards. There are a lot of awards to be given and a lot of giveaway prizes to be distributed. The raffle winner of the Limited Edition Bud Light NFL smoker/grill will be announced. Ralph James will raffle off a Erlich bobbin during this event. .
Vernon Forrester is providing lunch and the menu includes smoked spiral ham, smoked chub bologna, pizza fatty, Cowboy Keeneys cowboy potatoes, Dutch oven roasted vegetables, green been casserole, beans, and cobblers along with other desserts and don't forget the whiskey whipped cream.
Contestants are asked to bring a chair to sit in and their choice of drink.