3927148f-7461-429d-8f48-5259050e7a8eThe five finalists in The 4th Annual PHWFF Fly Tying Contest will attend the International Fly Tying Symposium in Somerset, NJ on November 19 -20, 2016 at which time an awards ceremony will be held announcing the winners. In addition to the amazing opportunity to travel to, and attend, the International Fly Tying Symposium, the finalists selected as winners will receive great prizes from our friends at Regal Vise. The finalists are David Arena from Virginia Beach VA; James Scott from Signal Mountain,TN; John Warland from Mt Pleasant, SC; Barry Silverman from Aurora, CO; and Robert Simonovich from Clinton, OH.

All travel and lodging to the Symposium will be covered by PHWFF.  While attending the two day symposium the finalists will demonstrate their fly tying skills at the PHWFF booth and will have opportunities to attend the many free programs and fly tying demonstrations offered during the event. In addition to this, there will be an awards ceremony held for the five finalists at which time it will be revealed who placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd and who the two honorable mentions are.   To learn more about the event you can visit The International Fly Tying Symposium’s Website.

We can’t wait for the awards ceremony to learn which of these incredible tiers, and flies, wins our 4th Annual Fly Tying Contest.

David Arena from Virginia Beach, VA  (PHWFF Tidewater VA )

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James Scott from Signal Mountain, TN ( PHWFF Chattanooga, TN)

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John Warland from Mt Pleasant SC (PHWFF Charleston,SC)

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Barry Silverman from Aurora, CO

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Robert Simonovich from Clinton, OH (PHWFF Akron, OH)

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The Fly Tying Contest is way for PHWFF veteran participants to showcase the skills and creativity they have garnered from program classes and independent study in a casual, fun contest.  Only individuals who meet the definition of a PHWFF participant will be eligible to enter the contest.

The flies submitted will be judged by a fly-tying panel comprised of PHWFF program volunteers, celebrity tiers, and professional tiers.  There will only be one judging category this year and veteran participants that need to use adaptive equipment can do so to assist with tying flies.