Hardy Cup Fly Casting Competition

July 24, 2012 By: Erin Block

The Catskill Fly Fishing Center is set to host the second annual Hardy Cup, to take place August 4-5, 2012. The contest will be judged on three casts—two for distance, one for accuracy—and is open to any fly fisher with a single-handed 9’ or less bamboo fly rod, reel, and line with a 7.5’ leader. And this year, the competition coincides with the The Fly Fishing Center and Museum’s annual Summerfest and Angler’s Market, making it a perfect time to stop by.

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The Hardy Bros. Cup

On August 4 & 5, 2012 Hardy USA, in cooperation with the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum, will take pride in hosting the premier bamboo fly casting competition, The Hardy Bros. Cup.

This event will take place annually on the official Hardy Bros. Casting Field located at the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum. This competition* is open to everyone with a single handed bamboo fly rod 9’ or less with reel, line and 7.5’ leader. An official sight fly will be provided.

The winning caster’s name will be emblazoned on the Hardy Bros Cup, a custom designed cup by Tiffany. It will remain on display at the Catskill Fly Fishing Museum. In addition to being recognized as the Hardy Cup champion bamboo rod caster, the winner will receive his/her choice of a Hardy bamboo fly rod. Second and third place finishers will be rewarded with Hardy fly reels.

This year’s event will be held on Saturday and Sunday, August 4 & 5, 2012 beginning at 10 AM. This second annual event will coincide with The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum’s 29th annual Summerfest and Angler’s Market.

* Competitors will accumulate points for two distance casts and an accuracy target. Qualifying distance will be based on 8’ and over rods at 50’, with handicaps for rods under 8’.

Casting Field

Casting platforms will be provided for each rod length positioned at handicap marks on the field. Platforms will be half sheets of plywood. At casting time, casters will relinquish registration forms to the Judges. Judges will take completed registration/score forms and attach them to clipboards, record distance and accuracy scores, total and sign. Completed forms will be turned in at the registration table. A tabulation committee will keep records in confidence with results to be announced that evening.