Just five years ago we started this event and had 22 contestants. This year we had 60, and we fed about 80 people for lunch.
The mystery fly, a size 14 olive Czech Nymph, performed better than I thought it would. I really thought it would be a tough fly for many. However, quite a few fish were caught with this pattern including two 8 point bonus fish - the Redhorse sucker.
When the score cards were tallied here were the winners.
3rd Place - Scott Dittner
2nd place - Donovan Clary
1st place and the winner of the 2016 Blue River Fly Classic is Boone Merhman.