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Kids Cast & Catch

GIVING THE GUPPIES A GO

Kids 14 & under now have a chance to show off (or test out) their fly fishing skills in this technique and pond fishing competition.

THE GOPRO MOUNTAIN GAMES ARE RESCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 20-23!
Hang tight while we confirm new competition dates and times. An updated schedule of events will be posted in the next three weeks. Questions? Contact us here.
THE GOPRO MOUNTAIN GAMES ARE RESCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 20-23!
Hang tight while we confirm new competition dates and times. An updated schedule of events will be posted in the next three weeks. Questions? Contact us here.

PLEASE NOTE: All kids need to bring their own fly fishing rod, reel and terminal tackle. Please remember, no spin fishing gear.

REGISTER EARLY! First (50) kids who sign up receive a 14-piece fly set thanks to our friends at L.L.Bean!

Kids 14 & under now have a chance to show off (or test out) their dry land technique and pond fishing in this casting and catch & release competition.

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Kids (14 & Under)

FORMAT & RULES:
  • Maximum age: 14. Over 14 years old? Check out our 2 Fly X-Stream Casting Comp!
  • This is a non-gender-specific event. All anglers compete against all other anglers regardless of gender.
  • Competitors must provide their own fly fishing rod/reel. We shall provide leader and fly for the two dry land portions of the competition. Competitors provide their own leader, tippet, and flies for the fishing portion.
  • Scoring will be a combination of the scores generated from each of the two dry land stations as well as the number of TROUT caught and length of three (3) measured fish.
  • You may only measure three fish in the tray. If one falls shy of the 12” minimum, no bonus, but still counts.
  • This is a Casting as well as a Catch and Release event.
  • Anglers must keep the fish alive and in good health until the judge can safely measure the fish.
  • Your judge must record all three fish and you must provide a photo to document your three measured fish.
  • The competitor may assist the judge with the measuring process to ensure safety of the fish.
  • Measuring tube will be used to determine length of fish, pinching tail down is permitted.
  • Lay net in measuring tube to protect fish and to speed measuring process.
  • Pinched barbs on ALL hooks – barbless hooks ok, as well.
  • Any fly rod is allowed! Each angler may have up to two rods (2) rigged if desired.
  • All fly fishing tackle is allowed with the exception of pegging! Only fish caught IN the mouth count!
  • Judges make final call on whether or not the fish was hooked and landed fairly.
  • Judges (nor parents) are not allowed to fish nor are they allow to assist in the netting of any fish.
  • Fly fishing only. No lures, live baits, or artificially scented baits.
  • All Colorado Fishing Rules & Regs (no more than 3 flies at one time) must be followed.
Scoring
  • Dry Land:
    1. Point system TBD for both accuracy and distance challenges within each of the dry land venues.
  • Fishing:
    1. Each & every fish scores 10 points including the fish measured for length.
    2. On the measured fish, 2 bonus points per 1 inch, round to the nearest 1 inch. Again, 12” minimum!!!  Examples:  12” fish equals 2 bonus points. 17” fish equals 12 bonus points.  20” fish equals 18 bonus points.
    3. Take picture of all three fish 12 inches or better in fish tubes (measure and record).
Rules

PRICE

REGISTRATION LAUNCH // February 5 – April 4, 2020
$20

EARLY BIRD // April 5 – August 16, 2020
$25

EVENT PRICING // August 17 – August 23, 2020
$35


PRIZES

REGISTER EARLY! First (50) kids who sign up receive a 14-piece fly set thanks to our friends at L.L.Bean!

1st  Place: Quest Fly Rod Outfit (9’, 5 wt), Rapid River Sling Pack, Maine Waved Canvas Fly Wallet + 6-piece Classic Streamer Fly Set

2nd Place: Rapid River Sling Pack, Maine Waved Canvas Fly Wallet + 6-piece Classic Streamer Fly Set

3rd Place: Maine Waved Canvas Fly Wallet + 6-piece Classic Streamer Fly Set

Price & Prizes

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