Heads-up guys. Christmas is coming early this year! You’ve got the chance to win a Taylor Fly Fishing Revolution Fly Reel, an Ahrex Hooks Super Pack, a Renzetti Traveler 2000 Vise, an Orvis Helios3 9-foot 5-weight Fly Rod and a bunch of cool products from Flymen Fishing Company.
It is top season for fly tying. And if the cold weather isn’t enough motivation to get your bobbins spinning, how about a bunch of cool Christmas presents from some of the hottest brands in the fly tying and fly fishing business.
Ahrex Hooks are in on the Destination Articulation Fly Tying Contest arranged by Flymen Fishing Company, and we are very proud and honoured to be able to join forces with the great team at Flymen – together with Renzetti, Taylor Fly Fishing and Orvis.
So, bring out your vice and thread your bobbins. Sharpen your dubbing needles… and your skills. It’s time to get creative.
The theme for this contest is articulated flies, and we have already seen some of you guys come up with some interesting flies tied on the shanks from the Flymen Articulated Shank family.
Now is the time to give it your best shot! All you gotta do to enter the contest is: Tie a fly and snap a picture.
What to do?
Tie a fly that integrates a shank from the Flymen Articulated Shank family (it can be any of the 6 different types of shanks) and take a photo of it.
Post the photo on Instagram, tag @flymenfishingco, @orvisflyfishing, @renzettiinc, @taylorflyfishing, and @ahrexhooks in your post (make sure you’re following all of us!), and hashtag #DestinationArticulationFlyTyingContest.
6 weekly winners
The Flymen team will vote to choose 1 weekly winner for 6 weeks. Winners will be announced on the Friday of each week.
Each weekly winner will be sent a prize pack with Flymen product and swag from all four companies involved.
The criteria for winning can be anything from realism to creativity, so go crazy with your design. Streamers, nymphs, and foam flies are all welcome. We love seeing innovative ideas.
Entries are eligible to win through the duration of the contest, meaning a photo you post on the first week could be a winner on the last week.
I posted some fly photos before the contest started… Can I enter them in the contest?
Photos from the past can be entered in the contest, BUT they must be re-posted (simply adding the hashtag on a photo from 3 months ago doesn’t count).
The final round
At the end of the 6 weeks, the Flymen team will re-post the 6 winning flies on a webpage for a voting period.
After the voting period, the grand prizes will be given to the fly tiers who tied the flies with the most votes.
Everyone who votes in the final round will be entered into a sweepstakes to have the chance to win a Helios3 Fly Rod, so even if you don’t win a prize in the contest you may walk away with one of the coolest fly rods out there!
The grand prizes
1st Place – Taylor Fly Fishing Revolution Fly Reel ($359 Retail Value — Size of Winner’s Choice).
2nd Place – Ahrex Hooks Super Pack ($300 Retail Value — Winner’s Choice of Ahrex Products).
3rd Place – Renzetti Traveler 2000 Vise + $100 Worth of Renzetti Fly Tying Materials ($270 total retail value).
Voting Sweepstakes Prize — Orvis Helios3 9-foot 5-weight Fly Rod ($849 Retail Value).
That’s right, all you have to do is vote for your favourite fly in the finals and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a Helios3.
Read more about the contest, see pictures of the prizes – and find the dates, where the winners will be announced on Flymen Fishing Company’s blog.
Happy tying. May the best men and women win.
Have a nice weekend :0)