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.
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.