DateThursday, September 24, 2020 (All day)
Mark your calendar and start practicing your cast! Our first fly-fishing fundraising tournament is slated for Thursday, September 24. Bob Timberlake will be the special guest of honor. The event will be held on private trophy water near Boone, North Carolina, and hosted by Chetola Resort and its Orvis-endorsed fly fishing guides. The registration fee is $500 and participation is limited. To register or become a sponsor, call Jordan Calaway at (866) 308-2773, ext. 245, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special thanks to Double Wood Farm and The Speckled Trout Restaurant & Bottle Shop for sponsoring this event!
6:30 a.m. - Registration begins
7-11 a.m. - Fishing
11-11:45 a.m. - Lunch (All morning participants must leave property before noon)
Noon - Registration begins
12:30-1:30 p.m. - Lunch
2-6 p.m - Fishing
8 p.m. - Online Award Ceremony
Box lunches and tournament gift bags included for all participants
1st place prize is a two-night stay in the Bob Timberlake Inn at Chetola Resort
Valued at $900 not including tax
(max 2 guests, 21 and older only, blackout dates and holiday are excluded)
2nd place prize is a Refuge Trophy Waters Fly Fishing Adventure with
Chetola Orvis Fly Fishing Lodge
Valued at $550
(max 2 guests, 3-week advance booking notice required, $150 deposit required at booking to be refunded when gift certificate is claimed)
3rd place prize is a Half Day Float Trip with Chetola Orvis Fly Fishing Lodge
Valued at $375
(max 2 guests, 3-week advance booking notice required, $150 deposit required at
booking to be refunded when gift certificate is claimed)
New Social Distancing Fly Fishing rules Modified FIPS Mouche Tournament Rules:
1. This is a catch and release fly fishing tournament. All fish must be caught on a fly rod. Both ‘Western’ and ‘Tenkara’ rods are permitted.
All hooks must be barbless, artificial fly only. Two fly rigs are permitted.
2. Single Angler Competition. $500 Entry fee per person.
3. This is a trout fishing tournament. All other fish will not be counted.
4. Anglers must fish inside their assigned beat. Anglers caught casting outside of their assigned beat will be automatically disqualified.
5. No fish may be caught before 7 a.m. or after 6 p.m. the day of the tournament.
6. All anglers must sign in at assigned registration
7. All anglers must abide by all NC Game and Fishing Commission regulations and have a valid NC fishing license at the time of the event.
8. Judges will be monitoring competition, taking photos, and assisting anglers throughout the day.
9. Note that these rules may change (evolve) before the start of the tournament. Final rules will be
10. All participants must sign a fly fishing participating waiver and a COVID release waiver.
A. Anglers may bring one or two fly rods and reels of their choice.
B. Steel leaders are not permitted.
C. No fish attractants, such as scents, are permitted.
A. No bait or substance not tied to a hook using thread will be allowed.
B. Flies must be tied on a single barbless hook, or a hook with the barb pushed down. Two fly rigs are permitted. With a minimum distance of
16 inches between flies.
C. The fly may have one set of dumbbell eyes (up to size medium), one bead, or one cone head. Non-lead weight may be added to the leader.
Appendages that alter the profile of an artificial fly, or bodies, or heads made of molded or shaped plastic, silicone, rubber, or metal are not permitted.( Examples are molded or shaped imitation worms, eggs, baitfish, maggots, twisters or the like). Rounded material is acceptable, as it is extruded. Spinner blades, rattles, and swivels are prohibited D. The Judges must approve the angler’s fly selection at registration.
F. Strike indicators may be no larger than ¾ inch in any dimension.
Flies, even those with broken hooks, are not allowed to be used as an indicator.
G. Repair of flies may only be done with the use of adhesive. Any re-tying of the fly with thread or fly-tying materials is prohibited.
Broken hooks may be re-sharpened.
H. No pellet fly’s of any kind. (Brown and round is a pellet)
The scoring procedures are designed to reduce the handling of trout.
A. To be counted in the score, the release of a caught trout must be witnessed by the judge.
B. Each angler will be allowed to select eight (8) trout to measure during their session. All trout not selected for measurement will be released immediately, preferably without removing them from the water.
C. Foul-hooked trout will not be counted. Trout must be hooked in the mouth to be measured.
D. Measurement of trout shall be done by the judge while the trout is in the water whenever possible. The guide should measure the trout with the fish placed headfirst into the trough provided to the guide, a Fish scale on the rod or net handle, a ruler, tape measure, or like device. Fish are to be measured from the tip of the nose to the tip of the relaxed tail. The tail of the trout should not be pinched. All trout should be measured to the nearest 1/4 inch, to ensure accurate measurements for the longest fish competition. Measurements should not be rounded up by the judges.