Tournaments, As They Should Be

Given the good humor and trust that grace the annual One-Fly Tournament held by the Kennebec, Maine Chapter of Trout Unlimited, we vote it our favorite fall tournament of 2006. “For the serious fly fisherman, limiting yourself to a single fly is like playing 18 holes of golf with just one club.” Dave Sherwood writes about the tournament and its light-hearted atmosphere, noting that although smallmouth bass — common near the Shawmut Dam where this year’s contest was held — are given points, some consideration is being given to having them count against an angler’s score. And we love the fact that if you lose your fly you just pay another $10 entrance fee and start all over.

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