From Truchas TU March 25th 2-Fly Competition

Truchas TU gratz4 at
Sat Feb 25 17:32:31 MST 2006


In collaboration with The Reel Life Fly Shop of Santa Fe, New Mexico, The
Truchas Chapter of Trout Unlimited proudly announces its First Annual Two-Fly
Competition on Saturday March 25th  for all active Members of TU.  Members who
qualify will be offered the chance to fish over two miles of untouched,
private waters on the Pecos River that flow through the Perea Ranch, eight
miles south of the town of Rowe.  It’s a one day competition that will put all
your fly fishing abilities to the test.  What's at stake is nothing less than
good clean fun and full-fledged bragging rights on the Pecos.

10 teams of two fishermen each will be selected on a first come, first served
basis.  They will pair up and be allowed to pre-select only two flies to use
throughout the  entire competition.  Only one member of each team may fish at
any given time.  Plans call for a morning session and an afternoon session
with 5 teams each fishing 5 principal beats along the river.  Starting times
and positions will be chosen by lot so it is the luck of the draw.  Prizes
and the MOST NUMBER OF INCHES OF FISH CAUGHT during the competition.

Competition times will be 10:00am – 12:30pm and 2:00pm – 4:30pm.  An open
barbeque will serve lunch and cold drinks from 12:00 noon  - 2:00pm.  Awards
will be presented at the end of the day’s competition.  For more details,
please go to our website and click on the Member News link
or call or email Bob O’Connor at Roboconnor at (505) 603-0797 for more

Round up your fishing partner and join the fun!

March 25, 2006


1.  All participants must be active Members of Trout Unlimited at the time of
the competition

2.  10 teams will be allowed compete, comprised of two fishermen per team

3.  The entrance fee will be $75.00 per team member payable to Truchas Chapter

4.  Each team will declare in advance, and no later than the start of the
competition, the name, size and color of the two flies selected by each team

5.  Information about the two flies selected shall be known only to the
competition judges and shall remain strictly confidential until the conclusion
of the competition

6.  Flies must be fished in a single-fly configuration only.  No tandem rigs
or other configurations allowed

7.  Should a fly be lost during competition, team members will be allowed to
replace a lost fly as many times as may be required.

8.  However, lost flies may be replaced only with the exact same size, color
and pattern already declared by the team prior to the competition.

9.  All flies must be on barb-less hooks only. 

10. In the event a fish swallows a hook or the hook sets in a manner or in a
location that could cause damage to the fish, contestants must immediately cut
the leader, measure and release the fish, then retie.

11. Once a team declares their two fly selections, all decisions are final

12. No substitutions will be allowed once the competition begins

13. Teams will draw their starting times and “beats” on the river by lot

14. Each team will fish each beat for a period of thirty (30) minutes

15. Only one member of the team is allowed to fish at any given time

16. At the end of the first thirty (30) minute period, fishing will stop

17. Each team will advance to the next marked beat adjacent to and upstream
from their original starting beat and fishing will resume for another period
of thirty (30) minutes until all the beats have been covered.

18. The team which must relocate to the lowest beat on the river as part of
the competition rotation will be allowed to send one team member downstream in
advance to pre-position that team member for the next thirty (30) minute
fishing period so valuable fishing time will not be lost.

19. Prizes will be awarded for The Largest Fish Landed, the Most Number of
Fish Landed, and the Most Number of Inches of Fish Landed.

20. Good sportsmanship and common sense fishing etiquette shall be observed at
all times to maintain the integrity of the competition

21. Any team or individual member of a team who does not observe good
sportsmanship or good fishing etiquette during the event may be disqualified
at any time at the sole discretion of the judges.  Such conduct must be deemed
to be contrary to spirit of good fun and fair competition and must be judged
to be injurious to the best interests of the competition. 

22. Should any team or team member be disqualified by the judges from
competition for any reason, they must immediately breakdown their equipment
and retire from the river.

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