Trout Spey Fly Tying Contest!

July 31, 2017

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Our Newest Fly Tying Contest has begun! This time the theme is Trout Spey.


Rules for Entry


1. Tie up your favorite swung fly trout bug. It can be a soft hackle or streamer, anything you like to fish "on the swing" for trout.


2. Take a good quality photo of your fly or flies.*

-Make sure your photo is well lit with a good clean background.

-Your photo can be taken with a camera phone but please make sure the settings are to the highest resolution possible (The photo file size should be at least 1.5 mb's).

*You may enter up to two flies, so pick your best two!


3. Email your entry to along with the name of the fly and a short description of where & why you like to fish it. **

-Rename your photo file to include your name before you send. (Example: JohnSmith001)

-Please make sure to title the email "Trout Spey Contest Entry"


DEADLINE for entries is 11pm on August 25th, 2017 so get to tying!


**By entering, you agree to Swing the Fly LLC using your photo in both print & online. No Purchase Necessary.




Judging Criteria:


A panel of experts we select in the Trout Spey field will judge the entries based on:


-Creativity & Originality (Extra points if you invented a unique pattern).

-Tying ability (Proportions, clean thread wraps and head, etc)

-Perceived Effectiveness (Does it look like it would catch trout?)


***If you are selected as a winner, we will ask you for the pattern's recipe to include with the photo in Issue 2017.4 of Swing the Fly.




1ST Place The winner gets a Redington Hydrogen Trout Spey!  (Length/Wt of your choice, $349.95 value!)


2ND Place gets their choice of a RIO InTouch series line ($100 Value).


3RD Place gets their choice of a RIO premier line ($80 value). 




Random Drawing: 1 entry will be selected randomly to win a Swing the Fly schwag pack of a Sweatshirt, T-Shirt, Hat, & Sticker ($115 value). All you have to do is submit a fly to be entered in the drawing. (Sizes limited to stock on hand)





Thanks for participating!



And a special thanks to RIO and Redington for their sponsoring of this contest!




DEADLINE for entries is 11pm on August 25th, 2017 so get to tying!










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