Deerfield River Single Fly Tournament will be held June 3 & 4, 2017. $35.00 includes entry fee, raffle, and Sunday evening cookout! All proceeds benefit the Chapter’s ongoing conservation efforts. Register on the day of the event from 6:30 AM till Noon at the Zoar Picnic Ground or pre-register at the Deerfield Fly Shop or Overwatch Outpost.
You must be twelve years or older to enter. Anyone under 18 years of age must have an adult partner or adult supervisor present. The weekend coincides with Massachusetts Free Fishing Weekend, so no license is required. Participants must have basic fly fishing, wading, and river decorum skills. You are responsible for your own safety and must complete and return the enclosed liability waiver to participate.
This is a fly fishing only event. Each entrant must choose three flies of one specific pattern and hook size to be used throughout the tournament. Your three flies are the only flies that can be used during the event. No glow bugs, egg imitations, silicone, rubber-bodied, or scented flies are allowed.
Leaders must be at least 6 feet long. Split shot, applied non-lead or tungsten products may be used. Sinking lines, sinking leaders, sinking tippets, and weighted flies are acceptable.
The entry fee is $35. Participants 15 years old and younger are free. This is a fundraiser for our chapter. All proceeds go towards supporting our ongoing conservation efforts. You may pre-register at the Deerfield Fly Shop or Overwatch Outpost in Charlemont. You may register in person at Zoar Picnic grounds Saturday or Sunday morning. You must sign in to participate as your package will contain items essential to your participation in the event. All entrants must fill out and sign a liability waiver. If your waiver is not on hand with the director you are not entered in the event.
You can fish Saturday from 7 am to 9 pm and Sunday from 5:30 am to 5 pm. Your recorded fishing log must be returned to Zoar picnic ground by 6 pm on Sunday. Awards and prizes will be awarded at 7pm.
You can pair up with anyone you wish. Entrants under 18 years of age must have an adult partner. If you do not have a partner you may enter into the singles pool.
This event is run on the Honors system.
Our chapter wants this to be a relaxing weekend of fishing. Our emphasis is on camaraderie rather than competition. We hope you take the time to visit the other organizations at Zoar over the weekend and get to know others in our community.
The competition is limited to the Deerfield River from Fife Brook dam to the Connecticut River. Keep in mind that areas outside of the catch and release areas are also often very productive.
Local members will be available to help participants unfamiliar with the area with your choice of fly selection and locations to fish.
Catch and release only – be nice to the fish.
On Saturday, June 3, Walt Geryk will host Spey Day at the Zoar Picnic Ground to benefit Reel Recovery. Watch this space for updates and more detail on these exciting events.