The challenge this year was to create flies out of non-standard materials: Pieces of a nightie, a fuzzy slipper and broken strands from a violin bow. Federation of Fly Fishers tiers at the Fly Tying Group BBQ, on Tuesday, were given packets of materials, and asked to deliver two flies to David Nelson before the FFF BBQ on Saturday. Thirteen tiers accepted the challenge.
Photography and web page by Bob Bates
Tie two flies using these three materials along with any other materials you choose. The flies can be different or the same. The flies will be judged based on tying skill, creative use of the materials, and how different (if different) or how identical (if identical) the flies are. The flies can be fishable or displayable, no preference. The decision of the judges will be final. The flies must be submitted to David Nelson by the beginning of the FFF BBQ on Saturday and the winner will be announced at the end of the BBQ. The prize is $100 cash, to be awarded on the spot. ---- Good luck and have fun.
The Winner -- Gordon Rose