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

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

This year will be the flies of Dave Whitlock.  We have picked 4 flies that must be tied from the required pattern list and all four flies must be tied and submitted for entry.

Submission Rules

This year will be the flies of Dave Whitlock.  These are the 4 flies that must be tied from the required pattern list and submitted for entry:

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

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

2023 Fly Tying Challenge Info & Patterns

How to Submit Your Flies

Click the link below for the submission form. You will be required to pay your entry fee via mail or the FFI Store.

FFI Fly Tying Challenge Submission Form

Submission Deadline

August 11, 2023

Winner need not to be present. Judging and Winner Announcement will be at the Fly Tying Group Rendezvous September 16, 2023 in Branson MO. 


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 Third Annual Fly Fishers International Fly Tying Challenge for 2022. 

This year produced a light turnout, there were no induvial categories entered, only the overall category had participants from all over the globe.

First Place went to an FFI Member in Junoszyno Poland, congratulations to Agnieska Kubale.  Agnieska will receive a Medal and a Nor-vise - Rotary Fly Tying Vise from our sponsor NOR-VISE

Second Place went to Fly Tying Group Member in Cle Elum Washington, congratulations to Aaron Culley, Aaron will receive a second place Certificate

Third Place went to a contestant living in Freeport Maine, congratulations to Paul Thebeau.  Paul will receive a third place Certificate.

                Agnieszka Kubale
                Junoszyno, Pomorski Poland

                Aaron Culley
                Cle Elum, Washington 

                Paul Thebeau
                Freeport, Maine