The IFFF Southwest Council will conduct their 5th annual Fly Fishing Faire in Bishop CA from October 14 through October 16, 2016. The results of the inaugural Southwest Council fly tying contest hosted by the Carson Fly Fishing Club will be displayed in the main exhibition building. All members of the IFFF SWC clubs are invited to participate. Gold, silver and bronze medals will be presented to the top three tiers for each of the twenty six categories.

An entrant must be a current member of an IFFF SWC club.

There are three divisions:
Advanced, Intermediate and Youth (17 years and younger)
There are ten fly tying categories in both the advanced and intermediate divisions. Participants may enter a maximum of four categories.

1) Dry Fly   2) Streamer
3) Nymph   4) Midge
5) Attractor   6) Hair
7) Terrestrial   8) Bass
9) Saltwater   10) Realistic

There are six categories in the youth division.

1) Dry Fly   2) Streamer
3) Nymph   4) Attractor
5) Terrestrial   6) Midge

Participants may enter a maximum of four categories.

Some categories have required flies and/or additional requirements, all have mandatory hook sizes. Those requirements are noted directly under the fly category on each of the division entry forms.

At the conclusion of the fair all flies entered will be offered in the fundraising portion of the Faire Banquet on Saturday evening October 15th. The flies will be offered as a raffle prize, or offered at the live auction.

Participants may enter the division(s) of their choice with no more than four categories selected. Only one fly per category.

The entry fee is ten dollars per participant, regardless of the number of categories entered (no more than four). The entry fee will cover the costs of awards, postage, and printing.

Checks must be made out to: Carson Fly Fishing Club (please do not abbreviate)

The deadline for entries is Thursday, September 15th. Entries postmarked after the 15th will not be judged, but will be considered donations for this benefit.

All late entry fee checks will be returned to entrant.

Judging: Two Reno area professional fly fishing guides and fly tiers will determine the winning entries prior to the Faire. Flies will be judged for proportions and demonstrated control of the materials and techniques required to produce an effective and durable fly.

Visitors to the Faire will be able to view the award-winning flies mounted in a display case at the fly tying demonstration area in the main exhibit building.

Awards will be available during the Faire at the IFFF tying table. Awards not picked up on site will be mailed to all winning tiers after the Faire’s conclusion.

Download the Rules and Entry Form pdf here (49 KB)

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