The contest is simple and the guidelines are loose. Fish are slippery escape artists, and even when we have them in hand there’s no guaranteeing that money pose. Submit your best/worst fumbled fish images for a chance to win TFO’s new BVK flyrod. Let the heartbreak begin.
Closing Date: January 31st, 2011
Details: Post your submissions in the TFO Photo Contest message board thread or they can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Each poster will be allowed up to 3 images per monthly contest. If more than three images are submitted, only the first three will be considered. Post your comments in the Photo Contest Comments: The One That Got Away thread. Members submitting their photos need to verify that your email is correct in your profile. Winners will be emailed directly notifying of their winning entry. Each month’s winning member will have 14 days to reply to email notification with the rod of choice.
Temple Fork Outfitters
The rich translucent olive blanks are topped with matching braided carbon fiber reel seats, REC recoil stripping guides, ultra lightweight chromium-impregnated stainless snake guides and flor grade grips that are comfortably contoured and uniquely contrasted. Priced at $224.95-$249.95, these four-piece fly rods are initially available as 9-foot models, for line weights ranging from 5 through 8. Additional models scheduled for delivery later this year, including an 8-foot 3-weight up to a 9-foot 10-weight. Pick one up, we think you will find the BVK light weight and loaded with performance.
The One That Got Away is a common, haunting theme in flyfishing. We’ve fished through many examples: the brown that chowed our Home Invader, hauled a mile upstream, never to be seen again; and the ill-fated fishing poses of uncooperative SOBs that kick wake in your face in the midst of capturing the “shot of a lifetime.”