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Friday, January 6, 2012

Exciting News....

A show of hands, how many of you out there watch Curtis Fleming and Fly Rod Chronicles (FRC)?  OK I see a few here and there.  Have any of you ever heard of the fly fishing competition Harman's North Fork Invitational?  If you are a follower of Curtis Fleming or a viewer of FRC, then I know you have.  The competition has been featured on FRC both times it has happened.  This competition was one of the reason's my wife and I started actually going to Harman's as I had watched it on FRC.

The first year the competition was held, the participants could only use three flies that were provided to them by the judges.  If they lost those flies, they were done.  For those that don't know, Harman's has almost two miles of private trout stream.  So the stream is divided up into four beats or areas.  The competitors fish two beats each day with each beat being fished for about 3 or so hours.  Only one person from each two man team can fish the beat at a time.  Last year the rules looked like this regarding the beats: 

SteamWorks/Riverbum OLD SCHOOL - Each fisherman will be provided 6 flys. These are the only flies that may be used. If you lose them you are done fishing. 
Fish What You Brung - base rules and any state rules are all that apply
So You Thing You Can Fish - No strike indicators, to external weights (sinkers). Dropper flies may not be tied to the bend of the hook or eye to eye. You may not fish beads in excess of 4mm
2-Fly fisherman will be able to use 2 flies of their choice. If they are lost the fishing is done.

The 3rd annual Harman's North Fork Invitational will be held this year May 17-20.  The fishing will be on May 18th and 19th.  A few of you other there might have figured it out already but some readers still may be wondering why I am writing about this.  Well the day after Christmas, I got an email from the hosts of the contest.  I had been selected to participate in the competition.  This is a great honor and privilege for me.  I am very excited about this opportunity.  Greg will be fishing the competition with me.  We will also be on television as Curtis Fleming and FRC will be doing a show on the competition.  I am so very excited about this and just wanted to share with the readers and followers of the blog.  Thanks for listening.


  1. That's very cool and a great way to get your name out there. Good luck!!

  2. That two fly is the one for me... :) Wish I could go.

  3. Congratulations! I'm sure you can tie up some winners. Go get 'em!

  4. Jeff
    I am truly proud for you, and I know you will make all us fellow bloggers proud. I watch everyone of his shows and they are all outstanding. I now have a connection with the show even more now, knowing my buddy Jeff will be in the contest. Keep us all posted again as to the exact dates. Thanks for sharing

  5. Thanks all. I can't wait as I am so excited about this opportunity. I need to start working on some streamers for those big meat eating trout that I will need to land in order to win!