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2 Fly Tournament

2015 Tournament

 


Join us for the 9th Annual 2-Fly Tournament at beautiful Rose River Farms to support Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing April 25 & 26, 2015.  The fun kicks off with dinner under the stars Saturday night, featuring top flight keynote speakers, a silent auction, and more. Sunday sees fly fishing tournament action -  PHWFF participants from around the country compete, guided by industry professionals.  Stay tuned to this page for updates.  See photos and read stories from last year’s event…click here.

Presenting Sponsor - $20,000 (One available)


Gold - $10,000 (Five available)

  • One (1) table of ten (10) with the possibility to dine with disabled veterans
  • Display of corporate logo or individual information at the event
  • Logo placement on website
  • Inclusion in all special event press releases
  • Verbal acknowledgement the evening of the event


Bronze - $5,000 (Four available)

  • One table at the Saturday night dinner for ten (10) guests
  • Display of corporate logo or individual information at the event
  • Logo listing on the PHWFF website recognition in Tournament Program
  • Inclusion in all special event press releases
  • Verbal acknowledgement the evening of the event


Pro-Vet Team Sponsorship $2,500 (12 available)

  • Sponsors tournament participation of one disabled military or veteran participant who will be paired with a professional fishing guide for the day.
  • Logo listing on the PHWFF website and name recognition in Tournament Program
  • Display of logo and corporate information at the event


Beat Sponsorship $1000 (12 available)

  • Corporate signage displayed prominently at the entrance to one Beat
  • Two Tickets to the dinner
  • Logo listing on the PHWFF website and name recognition in the Tournament Program

Dinner Tickets
  • Individual Sponsorships: $500 (includes two tickets and name recognition in program booklet)
  • Individual Tickets:  $100

SATURDAY

Bluegill Tournament

  • 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Bluegill tournament at the Rose River Farm pond.This will be a fun “pre-tournament” event on the Rose River Farm pond for PHWFF participants and anglers competing in Sunday's tournament.
  • 4:45 p.m. (approximately) -PHWFF program participants in this year’s 2-Fly will be escorted by the Patriot Guard Riders from Culpeper to the Rose River Farm on Saturday night.
  • 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Dinner at Rose River Farm.

Open to all volunteers and participants in the 2-Fly -- RSVP is required via the Evite announcement sent to all registered volunteers, participants and guests.

Click on the Saturday Dinner section below for more information about dinner and speakers.

SUNDAY

  • 7:00 a.m. check in begins (coffee, doughnuts, and light snacks)
  • 7:15 - 7:30 rules briefing and beat assignments
  • 7:30 - 7:40 team photos
  • 7:45 National Anthem sung by Lisa Mei Norton
  • 8:00 - 9:30 round one fishing for 15 teams (teams time slots will be picked at random)
  • 10:00 - 11:30 round one for the 15 other teams
  • 11:00 - 12:30 Lunch
  • 12:00 - 1:30 round two for the first 15 teams
  • 12:30 - 1:15 Fly Fishing Clinic
  • 2:00 - 3:30 round two for the other teams
  • 2:30 - 3:15 Fly Fishing Clinic
  • 3:30 - 4:00 score tally relax time and other activities
  • 4:00 Awards Ceremony
All Day
  • Clinics with Fly Fishing Experts Check for posted times
  • Rod Demo
  • Bass and Bluegill fishing in the 2 ponds (fly only)
  • Free streamside broadband courtesy of Virginia Broadband.

Click on the Special Guests section below for more information on the expert clinics and other day-long features at this year’s 2-Fly.

Here is a list of lodging choices in the Syria, Culpeper, Ruckersville and Warrenton area where 2-Fly participants are staying.

Directions to Rose River Farm3099 Old Blue RidgeTurnpike (rt.670)Syria, Virginia 22743

From Washington D.C. - Take Interstate 66 West to Route 29 South at Gainesville. Stay on Route 29 South until 7 miles south of Culpeper. Take Right on to Route 609. Stay on Route 609 for 9 miles to a stop sign. Take Right on Route 231 North. Travel 1/2 mile. Take Left on Route 670. Travel 3 miles, Rose River Farm is on the left. (2 hour drive)

From Front Royal, VA - Take Route 522 South through Flint Hill. At Stop sign, take Right on Route 522/211 to Sperryville. At Sperryville, Take Left into town of Sperryville. At Flashing Red Light take Left on Route 522. Drive 1.5 miles Take Right on Route 231 South. Drive 14 miles, Take Right on Route 670. Travel 3 miles, Rose River Farm is on the left. (1 hour drive)

From Fredericksburg, VA - Take Route 3 West to Culpeper. Take Route 29 South. Stay on Route 29 South until 7 miles south of Culpeper. Take Right on to Route 609. Stay on Route 609 for 9 miles to a stop sign. Take Right on Route 231 North. Travel 1/2 mile. Take Left on Route 670. Travel 3 miles, Rose River Farm is on the left. (1 hour drive)

From Richmond, VA - (4 lane traffic to Madison) Take Interstate 64 West to Charlottesville. Take exit 118 to Culpeper, Route 250 Bypass. Follow Route 250 to Route 29 North (Follow signs to Culpeper) Stay on Route 29 North for approx. 26 miles to Madison. Take Left on 29 Business North. Go one mile, take Left on Route 231 North. Stay on Route 231 North for 8 miles. Take Left on Route 670. Travel 3 miles, Rose River Farm is on the left. (2 hour 15 minute drive)

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Saturday Night 2-Fly Dinner

The 9th Annual Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) 2-Fly weekend will kick off with a dinner, auction, and live music Saturday night (5 o’clock until dark) under a big tent at Rose River Farm. We have an exciting evening planned with great food and fantastic live music. Dress will be "fly fishing casual" and the atmosphere will be festive.

This year, Virginia Broadband will be providing free internet access for both days of the 2-Fly Tournament!

Early registration for participants, guides and volunteers will be available Saturday evening before the start of the program.Musical entertainment for Saturday night’s dinner will be the Gold Top Country Ramblers. Check them out on YouTube!

Corporate table sponsorships are still available for the 2-Fly Dinner. We are offering various levels of corporate table sponsorship at our pre-tournament dinner on Saturday night.

Saturday, April 26, 2014:Rose River Farm3099 Old Blue Ridge Turnpike (Route 670)Syria, Virginia 22743

Program Agenda:

  • 4:45 p.m. (approximately) - Warrior/Veteran participants in this year’s 2-Fly will be escorted by the Patriot Guard Riders from Culpeper to the Rose River Farm on Saturday night.
  • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Cocktail Reception, Music and Silent Auction
  • 6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.: Tented Dinner
  • 6:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.: Program featuring Keynote speaker  and Master of Ceremonies
  • 7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.: Dessert Buffet under the stars

Sponsorship Packages

Presenting Sponsor— $30,000 (One Available)

For package benefits, please call 866-251-7252.

Gold— $15,000 (Two Available)

  • Branded Merchandise: Sponsor logo branded on Official Tournament Buff or Nippers New!!
  • One (1) table of ten (10) with the possibility to dine with disabled veterans
  • Designated seating and display of company name and corporate materials on table
  • Logo listing on the PHWFF website recognition in Tournament Program
  • Inclusion in all special event press releases
  • Verbal acknowledgement the evening of the event

Silver— $10,000 (Five Available)

  • One (1) table of ten (10) with the possibility to dine with disabled veterans
  • Display of corporate logo or individual information at the event
  • Logo placement on website
  • Inclusion in all special event press releases
  • Verbal acknowledgement the evening of the event

Bronze— $5,000 (Four Available)

  • One table at the Saturday night dinner for ten (10) guests
  • Display of corporate logo or individual information at the event
  • Logo listing on the PHWFF website recognition in Tournament Program
  • Inclusion in all special event press releases
  • Verbal acknowledgement the evening of the event

Pro-Vet Team Sponsorship----starting at $2500 (12 available)

  • Sponsors tournament participation of one disabled military or veteran participant who will be paired with a professional fishing guide for the day.
  • Logo listing on the PHWFF website and name recognition in Tournament Program
  • Display of logo and corporate information at the event

    Beat Sponsorship— $1000 (12 Available)

    • Corporate signage displayed prominently at the entrance to one Beat
    • Two Tickets to the dinner
    • Logo listing on the PHWFF website and name recognition in the Tournament Program

    Dinner Tickets:

    • Individual Sponsorships: $500 (includes two tickets and name recognition in program booklet)
    • Individual Tickets: $100
    • For Table Sponsorship: or ticket information contact Mindi Roberts at mindi.roberts@projecthealingwaters.org or call 866-251-7252

Teams

The 2-Fly Tournament will field up to twenty four teams; twelve Pro/Vet teams will comprise two veterans with a professional fly-fishing guide. Only the veterans will be able to fish. The professional guides cannot fish but should concentrate on assisting the veteran team members. The remaining twelve teams will be made up of two amateur fly anglers.

Equipment

  • A. Contestants will furnish their own fly fishing equipment.
  • B. The type of rod and fly reel is the choice of the individual contestant.
  • C. The use of fly floatant, lead weight, leaders, or other accessories will be at the discretion of the contestant. Only floating fly lines are permitted.
  • D. No real or artificial fish attractants, such as scents, are allowed.
  • E. Traditional strike indicators are allowed.

Event Flies

  • A. Only two flies of any conventional pattern (dry, wet, nymph, streamer, etc.) will be allowed per contestant through the duration of the 2-Fly Event. A total of four flies will be allowed per team. If a contestant loses both flies during the event or the fly angler is finished for the day unless the other team member donates a fly. The same is true for a team that loses all four flies.
  • B. The rule committee considers that it would be impossible for a veteran (a veteran fishing on a Pro/Vet team!) to lose a fly.
  • C. Flies must be tied on a single barbless hook, or on a hook with the barb pushed down.

Fishing Procedure

  • A. Federal and state rules and regulations governing the waters to be fished will be strictly observed.
  • B. The river will be divided into twelve fishable beats.
  • C.All teams will fish two beats, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Each beat will consist of one and a half hour increments, unless the lose all their allowed flies. Teams will be assigned via a drawing their fishing beat for the morning session and during the lunch break will be assigned a new fishing beat for the afternoon fishing session.
  • D. Both team members can fish at any one time but teams are strongly encouraged to consider only allowing one team member to fish, depending on the size of the fishing beat.
  • E. Each fishable beat will be assigned Steam Monitors who will confirm and validate each caught trout on a scoring sheet. Stream Monitors may assist the veteran teams on an as needed basis.
  • F. All trout species will be counted in the scoring. No "Fall" Fish will be counted. For a trout to be counted as "caught" the Stream Monitor needs to see the trout being landed and released with as little impact to the fish as possible.
  • G. Each team may only have three caught trout measured by the Stream Monitor during the tournament.
  • H. Fishing hours on the Rose River will be from 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM.
  • I. If a contestant's fly becomes caught in brush or in a snag, it may be recovered and reattached to the leader. The contestant may continue fishing in the event. The contestant can be disqualified by the Stream Monitor for any unsafe practice used to retrieve a fly.
  • J. Daily scoring ends for the contestant when his two flies become irretrievably lost. The contestant whose fishing has ended may continue to support his team member through advice and other encouragement.

Scoring

  • A. To be counted in the score, the release of a caught trout must be witnessed by the Stream Monitor. Each of these trout will have a value of two points.
  • B. Each team will be allowed to select three (3) trout to measure during the day. All trout not selected for measurement will be released immediately, preferably without removing them from the water.
  • C. Measurement of trout shall be done by the Stream Monitor while the trout is in the water whenever possible. The Stream Monitor will measure the trout with the tournament ruler. Any trout which measures ½ inch or greater is rounded to the next full inch by the scoring committee. For example, a measurement of 21 ½ inches equals 22 inches for scoring purposes. The stream monitor will measure and record the exact fractional inch and allow the scoring committee to tabulate the final value. Fish are measured from the tip of the nose to the tip of the relaxed tail. The tail is not to be pinched.

Penalties

  • A. A $1 penalty will be assessed for any fish killed or ruled by the Stream Monitor to be unable to survive. The fish will not be counted as a caught fish.
  • B. Any contestant that hooks his teammate, a competing team member or a stream monitor will be assessed a $10 penalty.
  • C. Any contestant that foul hooks a trout (on a location other than the trout’s mouth) by snagging or other hook set will be assessed a $1 penalty.
  • D. All penalties will be collected at the end of the fishing day and donated to Project Healing Waters as a contribution from that angler.
  • E. The Stream Monitor is responsible for monitoring teams for any rules violation or un sportsmanlike conduct and will notify the Rules Committee of any such occurrence. The Committee will rule on the violation within one hour after receiving it. Penalties will vary with the violation, from sanctions, to nullifying daily scores, to disqualification from the event. Violations will be considered only from the Stream Monitor who is responsible for the assigned fishing beats where the rules violation or behavior was observed.
These rules are subject to change and modification as directed by the 2-Fly Committee.

Special Guests

Lefty Kreh

For over 50 Years, as an outdoor writer and fly fishing instructor, Lefty Kreh has touched more lives and converted more people to fly fishing than anyone ever has, or ever likely will. He has truly been a servant to the Fly Fishing community having given selflessly with his teaching skills, innovations and humor; adding immeasurably to the level of enjoyment and satisfaction that many of us have experienced from the sport of fly fishing.

Lefty Kreh proudly served our nation as soldier from 1942 to 1947 and is a combat veteran from the Battle of the Bulge. Upon his release from active duty, he discovered fly fishing and the restorative powers of clean, fishable waters; a discovery he now shares with new generations. For many years, Lefty has selflessly shared his talents and knowledge with our disabled active military and veterans. They eagerly seek him out, as much for his soldier's heart as his wisdom and his skill with a fly line. Thank you, Lefty, for your service to our nation and your enduring support of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing and our men and women in uniform.

Lefty’s writing career began part time in 1952 with a newspaper outdoor column and has progressed to include articles in many of the major outdoor publications and fly fishing periodicals. He has authored, collaborated on, or contributed to over 20 books. Some of the most notable and most recent are: Fly Fishing in Salt Water, Fishing the Flats, Lefty’s Little Library, Lefty Kreh’s Longer Fly Casting, Lefty Kreh’s Ultimate Guide to Fly Fishing, Lefty Kreh’s Presenting the Fly and Basic Fly Fishing: All the Skills and Gear You Need to Get Started. His DVD’s include: Lessons with Lefty, and The Best of Lefty’s Tips, and his DVD on casting, Lefty Kreh on Fly Casting, is arguably, the best around.

Ed Jaworowski

Ed Jaworowski is a writer, photographer and an exceptional caster with a passion and a desire to share his skills with others. In addition to teaching casting and fly fishing for more than 30 years, Ed has authored 4 books – The Cast, Troubleshooting the Cast, PopFleyes and Essential Saltwater Flies. He also served as consultant and contributor to The Complete Book of Fly Fishing and his writings have been featured in over 200 publications and more than 20 angling periodicals here and abroad since 1977. He has more than 50 years of fly tying experience, has fished and conducted casting clinics around much of the western hemisphere, and is in demand as a speaker. Ed is making significant contributions to the design of TFO rods and related products and is assisting in the development of casting schools and other educational programs.

Lisa Mei Norton

Lisa Mei Norton A retired Air Force Senior Master Sergeant, Lisa will be kicking off the 2-Fly by performing the National Anthem. Lisa Mei and her song writing partner BigDawg, a retired Marine Corps Officer, wrote the song "Healing Waters" in 2010 especially for Project Healing Waters. Being retired veterans, Lisa Mei and BigDawg, co-founders of BigDawg Music Mafia (http://www.bigdawgmusicmafia.com/) have "adopted" Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing as their favorite nonprofit organization for the great work PHWFF does helping our disabled military members and veterans begin the healing process and transition back to civilian life.

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