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

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Details of the Fly Tying Challenge

 

Fly Fishers International Fly Tying Group is pleased to announce our 5th annual Fly Tying Challenge.

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

 

Submission Rules

All entries must be flies from the list below. There will be five categories for the 2024 Challenge:

  1. Overall – To enter this category the tier must submit each of the Dry Fly, Wet Fly, Nymph and Streamer categories. In addition, one “tie breaker” pattern of the tier’s choice must be submitted. The name and recipe for the tie breaker fly must be provided with the submissions. Entrants in the Overall Category will not be allowed to enter categories 2 through 5.

2.  Dry Fly – An Adams

3.  Wet Fly – A March Brown

4.  Nymph – An AP Nymph

5.  Streamer – Lefty’s Deceiver

Entries must be from the specified patterns so each entry may be evaluated by the fly tying skills demonstrated by each entrant in tying the same pattern.

Entrants in categories 2 through 5 may enter as many categories as they would like except category 1, Overall. An entry fee must be provided for each category entered.

All entries must be RECEIVED by December 15th, 2024.

All flies will become the property of FFI’s Fly Tying Group.  Members of the Fly Tying Group Board of Governors are not eligible to enter the contest.

How to Submit Your Flies

STEPS TO PARTICIPATE:

  1. Pay online at https://flyfishersinternational.org/Resources/Store  or pay by Check/Money Order, with a note in memo “Fly Tying Challenge”.

Mail payment and check/money order to:

Fly Fishers International

1201 U.S. Highway 10 West, Suite D4

Livingston, Montana 59047

 

  1. Submit your Flies: Mail your flies in a small, compartmented box that will fit into a 6-inch by 9-inch cushioned mailer and mail First Class Mail. Please print your name on or in the box containing the flies and mail to:

FFI Fly Tying Challenge

ATTN: Al Ritt Flies

1648 Sneffels St

Montrose, CO 81401

 

For more information about the Fly Fishers International Fly Tying Challenge or to download the Fly Tying Challenge Entry Form, visit our website at:

https://www.flyfishersinternational.org/Get-Involved/Fly-Tying-Group/Fly-Tying-Challenge

Submission Deadline

All entries must be RECEIVED by December 15th, 2024.

All flies will become the property of FFI’s Fly Tying Group.  Members of the Fly Tying Group Board of Governors are not eligible to enter the contest.

 

 

Prizes - Congratulations
to our winners!

Winners will be announced in Fly Tyer Magazine and FlyFisher Magazine.

First place winner of category 1, overall, will win A Nor-Vise rotary vise. For more information about the Nor-Vise see Norvise - Standard Rotary Fly Tying Vise

First place winners of categories 2 through 5 will receive a T-Shirt provided by the FFI FTG and a certificate.

Second and third place winners in all five categories will receive a 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