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Poetry Contest!

Show off your creative side in the first ever Swing the Fly poetry contest!

The winner will be the featured poem in the upcoming 2018.3 issue of Swing the Fly due out in late July.

Rules for entry:

1. Write a poem.

-It can be as short as a Haiku or up to 300 words.

-It should be somehow related to swinging a fly, fly tying, rivers, etc, the winner will be the poem our team selects that best represents what we think "Swinging a Fly" is all about!

2. Submit the poem as an attached Microsoft Word Doc in an email titled "Poetry Contest" to

also include a bio about yourself of 75 words or less and a bio photo.

3. This is a quick contest, deadline is Friday, May 25th so get to work!

*By submitting through email to Swing the Fly for this contest you are granting Swing the Fly permission to share that poem in both the online and print versions of the magazine.


1st Prize: A $50 gift card valid on all Swing the Fly merchandise and your next year's subscription of Swing the Fly free! And your poem published in next issue of Swing the Fly! (Total value of prize is $100)

Runner-Up Prize: $30 gift card valid on any Swing the Fly merchandise and your poem published in a future issue of Swing the Fly!

Random Drawing: All entries will be randomly entered for a chance to win a Swing the Fly Schwag pack (Hook hone, carabiner zinger, fly line wallet, fly box).

That's it, get after it!






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