Welcome to the 12th Annual

2-Fly Tournament

Brought to you by Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc.™

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Dates: April 28 & 29, 2018


Address: Rose River Farm
3099 Old Blue RidgeTurnpike (rt.670)
Syria, Virginia 22743




Bluegill Tournament

  • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 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.



  • 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
  • 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.


Saturday Night 2-Fly Dinner

The 12th 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 “ashes of old ways”.

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 28, 2018 : Rose River Farm 3099 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


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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


We’ll be announcing the veteran competitors for the 12th Annual 2-Fly Tournament soon….stay tuned!

In the meantime, click here to meet the Veteran Competitors from last year


We’ll be announcing the guides for the 12th Annual 2-Fly Tournament soon….stay tuned!

In the meantime, click here to Meet the Guides from last year


We’ll be announcing the Special Guests for the 12th Annual 2-Fly Tournament soon…stay tuned!

Last year we were honored to have  Thomas F. Hogan (Senior United States District Judge) deliver the keynote address; Tara Wheeler (evening anchor for CBS19 News in Charlottesville, VA) as Master of Ceremonies; and renowned fly anglers Blane Chocklett and Ed Jaworowski join us to provide one-on-one instruction and clinics for the veteran competitors.



$20,000 Presenting Sponsor— exclusive, only one available

Sponsorship at this level allows ten veterans to experience a premier fishing destination inside the U.S.

  • Two tables of ten guests* to dine with key note speaker and veterans
  • Company representative will be introduced to make opening remarks during program
  • Sponsor will be listed as ‘Presented by’ in conjunction with event in all promotion including print media, digital media and social media with verbal mention where applicable
  • Official Tournament apparel will include corporate logo (March 11th deadline for logo on apparel)
  • Signage at event entrance will feature corporate logo exclusively
  • Full page color ad in 2-Fly Tournament Yearbook

$10,000 Gold Sponsor 

Sponsorship at this level allows five veterans the opportunity to fish a premier destination inside the U.S.

  • One table for ten guests * with option to dine with veterans
  • Full page color ad in 2-Fly Tournament Yearbook
  • Major listing in all promotion to include print, online, social media and event signage
  • Logo featured on the PHWFF website
  • Verbal acknowledgement the evening of the event

$5,000 Silver Sponsor

Sponsorship at this level supports activities and day trips for one Program for a full year

  • Dinner seating for six guests *
  • Prominent recognition in Tournament YearbooK
  • Prominent listing in all promotion to include print, online, social media and event signage
  • Logo featured on the PHWFF website
  • Verbal acknowledgement the evening of the event

$2,500 Pro-Vet Team Sponsor

Sponsorship covers costs in a program for a full year

  • Dinner seating for two guests *
  • Listing in Tournament Yearbook
  • Display of logo and corporate information at the event
  • Logo featured on PHWFF website

$1,000 Beat Sponsorship

Sponsorship at this level sponsors one veteran in a national tournament fishing experience

  • Dinner seating for two guests *
  • Listing in Tournament yearbook
  • Corporate signage displayed prominently at the entrance to one beat
  • Logo featured on PHWFF website

$500 Individual Sponsorship

  • Dinner seating for two guests *
  • Listing in Tournament yearbook


*Please email guest list to Tiffany.Goudie@projecthealingwaters.org NLT April 15, 2018