Fly Tying Contest, Spring Issue Update, Fish with Swing the Fly & More
Fly Tying Contest! Back by popular demand is the Summer 2016 Fly Tying Contest sponsored by the Red Shed Fly Shop and Heritage Angling Products. How to enter: 1.Tie up your finest summer steelhead, Atlantic salmon, or swung fly trout pattern. 2.Take a high quality photo with a nice clean background. (Modern Camera Phone Photos will work, make sure you image size is at the highest resolution possible. (Files should be jpegs of at least 2mb, larger if possible!) 3.Email a photo & the name of the fly, a 1-2 sentence description of where and why you fish it, & your name to email@example.com. Title the email "Summer Fly Contest" *1 entry per person please! Prizes: Best Tie: $100 Red Shed Fly Shop gift certificate, $100 worth of Heritage Angling Products tying materials, & some assorted Swing the Fly schwag. Most Creative/Original Tie: $100 Red Shed Fly Shop gift certificate, $100 worth of Heritage Angling Products tying materials, & some assorted Swing the Fly schwag. Honorable Mention Best Tie: $25 Red Shed Fly Shop gift certificate, $25 worth of Heritage Angling Products tying materials. Random Giveaways: All entries will be entered in a random drawing for prizes including: $25 Red Shed gift certificate, $25 Heritage Angling Products tying materials, Swing the Fly schwag & more. Judging Criteria: Entries will be judged by myself and a select number of guides and representatives of the swung fly community. We are not professional fly tying judges, this is a contest for fun! We will select what we think to be the best overall tie (proportions, beauty, cleanly tied, etc.) and the one that is the most creative (originality, perceived effectiveness, well tied, etc). Deadline for Entries: May 15, 2016 Selected Entries will be featured in a photo essay in the Summer 2016 Issue of Swing the Fly. *By entering, you agree to us using your fly photo in Swing the Fly. Thanks for participating!
Spring 2016 Issue: The Spring Issue should ship this coming week! Please allow 1-3 weeks for delivery. Once I believe issues should have arrived I will send an email notifying you all and at that time we will address any missing issues but not before then. We have changed to a heavier mailing envelope to reduce damages and losses in mailing and are in the process of applying for periodical mailing which should make this faster and more efficient for future issues.
Fish with Swing the Fly: We still have a few open spots for our 3rd annual Swing the Fly trip on the lower Deschutes River. -August 29-31,2016 -Guided By Travis Johnson and Marty Sheppard -3 days fishing, 2 nights camping. -$1500 per person. This is a rare opportunity to fish with two of the best guides in the world together on one trip. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a spot.