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ABOUT FLYMASTERS

Trout Fisherman has now teamed up with Ian’s Flies for the Flymasters Fly-tying competition, with Peter Gathercole as judge.

Each month a challenge will be set by Peter inviting you, the tyers, to put your creativity to the test.  Your pattern should then be posted to us:  Flymasters, Trout Fisherman, Media House, Peterborough Business Park, Lynch Wood, PeterboroughPE2 6EA.  These will be passed on to Peter.

Click on the button below to see what challenges have been set.

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ABOUT THE JUDGE

Now the Chairman of the Fly Dressers’ Guild, author of the best-sellers ‘Fly Tying For Beginners’ and the ‘Fly Tying Bible’ and all-round game fishing personality Peter is well placed to be judge.  It is up to you to impress him.

HOW FLYMASTERS WORKS

Each month a challenge will be set inviting you, the tyers to put your creativity to the test with Peter Gathercole as Judge.

HOW FLIES WILL BE JUDGED

Peter is looking for innovation, a high standard of tying and creativity but this has to be tempered with the pattern’s prowess as a fish-catcher – after all, that’s what it’s eventually designed to do.

All submitted flies should be squashed barb or tied on barbless hooks.

SPONSORSHIP & THE PRIZES

Flymasters is sponsored by Ian’s Flies – Quality Flies at Competitive Prices

Tel:  01324 579589   www.iansflies.com

All published entrants will receive:   a Flymasters badge, a special Flymasters fly selection from Ian’s Flies as well as a packet of Partridge barbless hooks.

The Overall winner of the Year wins:  a trophy, be the star of a 6-page article in Trout Fisherman as well as receiving one of their best flies mounted in a case.  Overall winner of the year also has the possibility of association with Ian’s Flies.

All showcased tyers are invited to a Flymasters Celebration Day at Elinor Trout Fishery in summer 2018, with tying demonstrations, food, a friendly fishing match and presentations.