Fly Tying Challenge
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Fly Tying Group

Do you like to tie flies? Want to test your skills?
You've come to the right place.


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Enter the FFI Fly Tying Challenge


Details of the Fly Tying Challenge


Watch for the 2024 FFI Fly Tying Challenge to be announced soon!

The Challenge is open to everyone regardless of skill level and age. 


Submission Rules

The 2023 challenge were the following 4 required flies of Dave Whitlock.  

  • Red Fox Squirrel Nymph
  • Whitlock’s Rat Mouse
  • Dave’s Hopper
  • Whitlock’s Matuka Sculpin

Stay tuned for upcoming information about the 2024 Challenge Flies.

Winner need not to be present. (Members of the Fly Tying Group Board of Governors are not eligible to enter the contest.)

How to Submit Your Flies

Submission form will be available once the 2024 Challenge starts

Submission Deadline

Date to be announced soon for 2024

Winner need not to be present. Judging date to be announced.


Prizes - Congratulations
to our winners!

Overall Winner receives a Norvise - Rotary Fly Tying Vise from our sponsor NOR-VISE, a medal and certificate.

2nd and 3rd Place 

  • Certificate


CONGRATULATIONS!!  Results for the Fly Fishers International Fly Tying Challenge for 2023. 

The flies for the 4th Annual FFI Fly Tying Challenge were a selection of Dave Whitlock flies.  The participants had to tie the following: Red Fox Squirrel Nymph, Dave’s Hopper, Whitlock Mouse Rat, and the Whitlock Matuka Sculpin.

Dave’s Hopper

Red Fox Squirrel Nymph

Whitlock Mouse Rat

Whitlock Matuka Sculpin

Let’s start with our Third Place Winner who comes from the state of Florida, Joel House.  Our Second place winner comes from the state of Louisiana, Leon Cuccia.  Leon and Joel will receive Second and Third place award certificates.

There was clearly one person who stood out, making this again a truly international contest.  Agniezka Kubale won first place.  That name should sound familiar because she won last year’s contest in 2022.  The Kubale family come from Poland.  Congratulations Agniezka!  Agniezka will recieve a Norvise - Rotary Fly Tying Vise from our sponsor NOR-VISE, a medal and certificate.

                First Place
                Agnieszka Kubale
                Junoszyno, Pomorski Poland

                Second Place
                Leon Cuccia
                Terrytown, Lousiana 

                Third Place
                Joel House
                Mary Esther, Florida