Costa Del Mar continues their sponsorship of the fly fishing portion of the Teva Mountain Games this year. Registration is now open for the first 75 anglers to sign up at www.tevamountaingames.com, with the competition taking place June 6 – 7 in the cold-water fisheries in and around Vail, Colorado.
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Registration Opens for Costa Del Mar™ 2 Fly X-Stream Fishing Competition at Teva Mountain Games 2009
Vail, Colo. – March 31, 2009 – Once again, it’s time for amateur and professional fly anglers alike to vie for the Costa Del Mar™ 2 Fly X-Stream Fishing Competition title at the 2009 Teva Mountain Games. Registration is now open for the first 75 anglers to sign up at www.tevamountaingames.com, with the competition taking place June 6 – 7 in the cold water fisheries in and around Vail.
This year’s expanded field of competitors will start with two qualifying rounds of accuracy casting competitions on land. The top 20 anglers will advance to the on-water competition, and will have the opportunity to utilize two fly patterns of their choice. The best eight fishermen will move on to the final round on Sunday.
The angler with the most total points, based on fish count and size, will win the grand prize of $1,000. Second and third place prizes will also be given, along with an award for the catch and release of the largest fish; with a total fishing prize purse of $3,000. The top eight finalists will score Costa sunglasses and other Costa gear.
The entry fee is $25 per person, and is open to the first 75 anglers to register.
“The field is wide open right now, and this competition is going to be a great test to find out who’s the top fly angler around,” said Chas MacDonald, president of Costa Del Mar. “It’s going to be two days’ worth of some of the most dedicated fly fishing the Teva Mountain Games has ever seen.”
Costa Del Mar 2 Fly X-Stream Fishing Competition
Saturday, Jun. 6 9 a.m.
Fly Fishing Qualifier Mountain Plaza, Vail Village
Each of the 75 registered fly anglers will attempt on-land casts at targets for accuracy and judged distance with the top performers moving on to the semi-qualifiers.
Saturday, Jun. 6 2 p.m.
Fly Fishing Semi-Qualifier Gore Creek, International Bridge
The semi-qualifier contestants will move to Gore Creek, near the International Bride and cast into a hanging target over the water, again for accuracy. The top eight scoring casters will move on to the Costa Del Mar 2 Fly X-Stream Fishing Finals.
Sunday, Jun. 7 8 a.m.
Fly Fishing Finals Location to be announced
The Finals will consist of a timed float trip on the Eagle River with two competitors per boat, four boats total. Anglers will be able to use two patterns for their fly and winners will be awarded based on quantity or size of their catch. The location will be determined based on river conditions and announced the morning of the competition.
About the Teva Mountain Games
The Teva Mountain Games is the nation’s largest celebration of mountain sport, lifestyle and music featuring the top professional and amateur athletes from around the world. The environmentally-friendly adventure sporting event hosts approximately 3,000 professional and amateur outdoor athletes, along with an estimated 35,000 spectators. Athletes converge on Vail’s mountains and rivers to compete in seven sports and 21 disciplines for over $100,000 in prize money. Events include kayaking, rafting, mountain biking, road cycling, World Cup Bouldering, amateur climbing, fly fishing and trail running.
2009’s Mountain Games will launch the first-ever road running event with the Vail Pass Half marathon. In addition to the outdoor mountain events, the Teva Mountain Games also includes a mountain photography competition, an interactive exhibition and demo area, the Green Light District, canine agility competitions, free nightly concerts and mountain lifestyle parties.
The Teva Mountain Games is a project of the Vail Valley Foundation. For more information, or to register to compete in the events, visit www.tevamountaingames.com, or call 888.883.VAIL(8245).
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, including Trout Unlimited, BASS Conservation, the International Game Fish Association and various Coastal Conservation Association chapters. 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.
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