Sunglass maker Costa Del Mar will host the Fly Fishing Competition at the Teva Mountain Games, which take place from June 5 – 8 in Vail, Colorado this year. The competition itself takes place on June 9 and 10 and starts with a qualifying round on Gore Creek for 50 registered anglers. The finals will consist of a timed float trip on the Eagle River with two competitors per boat. Anglers will only be able to use one pattern in one size for their fly, but will be allowed six of the same pattern.
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TEVA MOUNTAIN GAMES CALLS FOR TOP FLY ANGLERS TO TEST SKILLS IN COSTA DEL™ MAR FLY FISHING COMPETITION
VAIL, CO – April 28, 2008 – The Teva Mountain Games, the largest outdoor adventure sports festival in the world, announced the open registration for the Costa Del Mar™ Fly Fishing competition to take place Saturday, June 7 through Sunday, June 8. Both professional and amateur anglers are invited to compete head-to-head in various fly fishing events, including a combination distance and accuracy challenge designed to test the best of the best.
The competition is open to the first 50 fly anglers to register. The qualifying rounds on Saturday will include fly distance and accuracy events, with Sunday’s finals testing fly fishing skill and acumen. The semi-qualifiers will narrow the field to 20, with the top eight competitors moving into the final round on Sunday.
During the finals, anglers will only be able to use one pattern in one size for their fly, but will be allowed six of the same pattern. The angler with the most total points, based on fish count and size, will win the grand prize – a cash purse of $2,250. Prizes will also be awarded for second and third place finish, as well as for the angler who lands and releases the largest fish.
The entry fee is $25 per person. To register, visit www.tevamountaingames.com.
“We are extremely excited to add Costa Del Mar’s energy and authenticity to our fly fishing competition. Costa Del Mar has a long history of working with the best events and athletes and we are honored to be working with them to take this event to the next level,” said Joel Heath of Untraditional Marketing, the owner and operator of the Teva Mountain Games.
Costa Del Mar Fly Fishing Competition
Saturday, Jun. 9 – 9 a.m.
Fly Fishing Qualifier Gore Creek Drive, Vail Village
Each of the 50 registered fly anglers will attempt casts at targets for accuracy and judged distance. The top 20 move on to the semi-qualifiers.
Saturday, Jun. 9 – 2 p.m.
Fly Fishing Semi-Qualifier Gore Creek, International Bridge
The semi-qualifier contesters will move to the Gore Creek Bridge and cast again for accuracy. The top eight scoring casters will move on to the Fly Fishing Finals.
Sunday, Jun. 10 – 8 a.m.
Fly Fishing Finals Eagle River from Edwards to Wolcott
The Finals will consist of a timed float trip on the Eagle River with two competitors per boat. Anglers will only be able to use one pattern in one size for their fly, but will be allowed six of the same pattern. The finalists will fish for three to four hours. The angler with the most total points, based on fish count and size, will win the grand prize – a cash purse of $2,250. Prizes will also be awarded for second and third place finish, as well as for the angler who lands and releases the largest fish.
About the Teva Mountain Games
Celebrating seven years, the Teva Mountain Games will take place from June 5 – 8 in Vail, Colorado. The environmentally friendly, motorless outdoor sporting event will host 2,500 professional and amateur outdoor athletes from all over the world. These athletes will converge upon the mountains and rivers to compete in seven sports and 21 disciplines for over $100,000 in prize money. This year’s disciplines include kayaking, rafting, mountain biking, road cycling, World Cup and amateur climbing, paragliding, fly-fishing, trail running, diving dogs and multi-sport racing. An estimated 1.4 million people will tune into the Teva Mountain Games on its national television and on-line broadcast.
Since its inception, the Teva Mountain Games have become the premier destination for athletic, adventurous, and environmentally conscious individuals. The 2008 Teva Mountain Games’ Sponsors include, Teva, SoBe, Outside Magazine, Pabst Blue Ribbon, GNC, Bear Naked, Powersox, Lärabar, the Town of Vail, Costa Del Mar, Cocona, Urban Climber, Trail Runner, Climbing Magazine, Southwest Fly Fishing Magazine and Canoe and Kayak Magazine.
Teva Mountain Games is owned and operated by Untraditional Marketing, inc, the leader in event and partnership activation for the world’s great adventure brands. Untraditional Marketing (UM) is headquartered out of Vail, Colorado.
About Costa Del Mar™
As the leading manufacturer of premium polarized performance sunglasses, Costa Del Mar offers superior lens technology, unparalleled fit and durability, and a lifetime warranty on all of its products. Still handcrafted today in Florida, Costa Del Mar creates the highest quality, best performing sunglasses for outdoor enthusiasts.
Honoring its heritage on the water, Costa Del Mar supports and sponsors a number of marine conservation initiatives and educational programs. The company was founded on protecting the marine environment worldwide and educating others to understand the importance of conservation. Costa Del Mar also sponsors a number of epic outdoor adventures around the world, encouraging others to see what’s out there.
For more information, contact 1-800-447-3700 or visit the company’s Web site at www.costadelmar.com, or check out Costa Del Mar’s original adventure programming at Costa Channel C, www.costachannelc.com.