Flytying Contest Results

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Flytying Contest Results

Postby Pitti » Mon Mar 03, 2008 7:48 am

Hello :)

A big thanks to all participants and to the lot of guys who has vote. :wink:

Here are the results:

1) Dave (Dcarp) = 246 points
2) Richard (Richwest) = 232 points

Kate1 Richard 97
Kate2 Dave 101
Lee Blue1 Dave 105
Lee Blue2 Richard 98
Pride Richard 37
Floodtide Dave 40

You see, the difference is very close.

Congratulations to both winners! Great work!

I thought about the prizes, and I will send the RWFF winner
t-shirt and the kelson book to both of you :)
The download-link for the book I've emailed to you.
For the t-shirt please send me your adress per pm or email.

Btw: I was asked, if salmon-flies for a first contest were not too hard.
I think no, because tying a simple dryfly or so would be really too easy for a contest. Also tying a salmon-fly is very easy. The hardest part is to browse the material list to find the right material. Then resize, rotate, move it etc., ready. I'm sure, Axel (Richards 8 years old son) could create a nice pattern too. Greetings to Axel :)

Best Regards Peter
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Postby dcarp » Mon Mar 03, 2008 6:29 pm


I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed the flytying contest! My only disappointment was that there were not more tiers that took part. I download the Kelson E-Book and have been consuming it for the past hour or so.

I agree with your choice of style for the contest. Classic Atlantic Salmon flies present the most challenge and require the user to become familiar with each of the "tools" available to them in the fly tying portion of the game. Not only was this contest a good challenge, but also a learning opportunity.

The game version of tying does have it's advantages. You'll never have to worry about being down to the last thread wrap and accidently snagging a barbule and blowing up the entire married wing you just spent 4 hours assembling and placing!

Thank you Peter for putting on this contest!

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Postby richwest » Mon Mar 03, 2008 7:00 pm

Thanks Peter,

Congratulations Dave!!

I fully agree with Dave and I hope you reconsidder your thoughts on not puting up another flytying contest.

I hope you will do it again some time, because I like the challenge on trying to meet the real fly.

Takes a lot of time and creativety, but it's all worth while.

Thanks for calling it a tie, i really messed up creating the wrong fly for Lee Blue.

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Postby Boston Bob » Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:18 pm

Dave and Richard; a great job by both of you. You both are winners in my book. Keep tying...
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Postby oppimax » Tue Mar 04, 2008 8:17 am

Richard, Dave, Peter...good job! :D :D :D

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Postby Fishin Musician » Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:54 am

Great work guys! :D
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Fly tying contest

Postby enielson » Wed Mar 05, 2008 4:59 pm

I was very interested in the fly tying contest when the thread was first posted. I was looking forward to attempting flies outside my own personnal arsonal. Unfortunatly, my job and other commitments came up, preventing me from participating...

I just hope that the lack of participation in this, the first, tying contest does not dissuade the moderators from holding future contests. If nothing else, it's a great way to see the different takes each tyier has on some great flies. I was interested to see what each tyier concentrated most about each of the sample flies.

Best wishes to all, and congradulations to the winner.

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