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 Fly Tying Group is proud to announce the winners of the Third Annual FFI Fly Tying Challenge (see more below):

                Agnieszka Kubale
                Junoszyno, Pomorski Poland

                Aaron Culley
                Cle Elum, Washington 

                Paul Thebeau
                Freeport, Maine

The Challenge is open to everyone regardless of skill level and age. There are 5 categories and flies must be tied from the required pattern list. 

  • Overall - must tie all 4 flies from the required pattern list and a tie breaker fly of your CHOICE and cannot enter individual categories
  • Dry Fly
  • Wet Fly
  • Nymph/ Crustacean Fly
  • Streamer

All flies will become the property of FFI’s Fly Tying Group.


Submission Rules

Flies must be selected from the pattern list with the selection of a fly of your choice for the Overall category.  Click link below to view the patterns.

Person entering individual category(s) can enter as many categories as they want, but will not be eligible to enter the Overall Category.

You must submit a one-time entry fee and submission form for each category you enter.

Winner need not to be present. 

Members of the Fly Tying Group Board of Governors and Buszek Award recipients are not eligible to enter the contest.

2022 Fly Tying Challenge Info & Patterns

Prizes - Congratulations
to our winners!

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.

Overall Winners
1st Place

2nd and 3rd Place 

  • Certificate

Dry Fly, Wet Fly, Nymph/Crustacean Fly, Streamer
1st Place

  • 1st Place Medal and Certificate

2nd and 3rd Place

  • Certificate

Submission Deadline

September 16, 2022

Winner need not to be present. Contest now closed. 


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