Voting is now open on the annual Fly Tyer of the Year. you can find out more info and cast your vote in the 19 round 1 categories at http://www.flytyingforum.com. Voting is open for the first round until April 11th at 9PM EST. Good luck to all who entered.
Hey kids! Help give Trout Unlimited Canada’s new mascot a name! Kids under 12 are invited to name our new Trout Mascot. To enter, please submit the following information (received by November 26th, 2010):
Trout Mascot Name
Hand-drawn picture of Mascot
Your nameYour age
Your contact information.
Entries can be mailed to:
“Name that Trout”
Trout Unlimited Canada
Rm 271 Axelrod Building
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON, N1G 2W1
Or scan your drawing and submit your entry to the following email address:
Remember submissions must be received by November 26th, 2010.
Entries will be eligible for a grand prize valued at $100 and three runner up prizes valued at $50.
To find out more information and to read our Mascot’s story, please look us up on facebook! Search “Name that Trout”.
The top drawings will be posted on our website, by entering this contest you give Trout Unlimited Canada (TUC) permission to use your imagine on the TUC website and in promotional material Additional contest rules can be found on the facebook page.
It is getting cooler out there everyday, although I’m still sweating right now in the humid warm fall sun. I know winter is not far off, and so it’s time again to hunker down and start tying the hundreds of flies I’ll need for next year, and the thousands and thousands I’ll need to fill customer orders. The Streamer list has a cool little idea to help pass the winter with a bit of a Black Box tying experiment.
One of the shows I enjoy watching is “chopped”, where the cooks get a basket of random weird ingredients that they have to use to create some sort of dish.
I was thinking that concept could be applied to fly tying, and might be a fun way for us to spend some of the dark days of Winter (or Fall).
The host (me) unveils a “basket of goodies” each week on Monday.
Each tyer has to use all ingredients in the basket, but can supplement with other items from their stash. If you don’t have those ingredients in your stash, you can sub something close. (this is for fun, after all, not for money)
Flies must be streamers, defined as being something tied on a long shanked hook with a generally “flowing” design.
Sunday night is the deadline to post a photo of your fly along with the ingredients list.
Monday we all sit back and enjoy the results, and start over with a new basket of goodies.