Events

2021

2020 was a disaster on many levels. For us, all of the Canadian events that we had planned on attending were shelved due to the pandemic. Events in the US were out because the border was (and still is) closed.
But 2020 wasn't all bad. I logged a record number of hours on the river rowing and fishing. My wife and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. I taught my son to cast a fly rod and watched him land the biggest bass I have ever seen.
That said, I feel it is important to echo the sentiment that was scribbled onto every Christmas card that I received this year. and that is to say that I hope 2021 is a better year for all of us.
Here's a list of some events that we'll be attending, sponsoring or putting on in 2021. I hope to see you out there soon!

Bass Fly Swap 2.0

Still locked up in your basement? Sign up for our semi annual bass fly swap. Participants will tie a maximum of ten identical top water or subsurface bass flies. The really ambitious can sign up for both categories. Entry fees cover return shipping and will vary depending on your location. In the ongoing spirit of social distancing, sorted flies will be mailed out regardless of your location. This year the swap will also be open to tiers outside of North America. 

Deadline to enter is February 14th 2021 

Sign up here

2020

Winter is long up here. We spend most of it in the shop making nets all the while dreaming of warmer weather and being out on the water. During the summer months it's not all fishing. Here's a list of some events that we'll be attending, sponsoring or putting on in 2020. 

Bass Fly Swap

Into fly tying and social distancing? Sign up for our bass fly swap. Participants will tie ten identical top water or subsurface bass flies. The really ambitious can sign up for both categories. Entry fees cover return shipping and will vary depending on your location In the spirit of social distancing, sorted flies will be mailed out regardless of your location.

Deadline to enter is Friday April 24th. 

Sign up here

 

Ditch Pickle Classic

This great 2 day event is held on Lake Champlain and is Vermont's only catch and release bass tournament for fly anglers. Unlike traditional bass tournaments where fish are weighed in at the end of the day, this format sees fish caught, photographed and measured against a pickle stick (ruler board) then immediately released. Competing in and sponsoring the Ditch Pickle Classic is a definite highlight of the summer for us.

Sign up here