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Invitation to the 27th Slovenian Open Fly Tying Championship 2014 Fly fishing section of the Slovenian Fishing Association (SFA or in Slovenian RZS- Ribiska Zveza Slovenije) is announcing the 27th annual Slovenian Open Fly Tying Championship for the year 2014. Tiers participate in the following categories: 1. Dry Flies 2. Nymphs & Wet Flies 3. Streamers 4. Realistic Flies Conditions of participation are as follows: 1.Each flytier is allowed to compete in each of the categories with one fly only, which must be sent in 2 samples. The chosen fly should not be a part of the tiers participation in any of his/her previous tying competitions. 2.Package with each sample should contain: · Name of the fly (Known or new); · Password to prove the fly's origin (it can be anything, formed with letters and/or numbers); · Description of used materials (Recipe); · Size and type of the hook used; · Name of the animal that is being imitated (if possible a photography as well! *This only considers category - Realistic Flies) Jury will automatically reject all samples that will contain natural insect parts (such as wings, legs, etc) as a part of the fly! 3. In the accompanying letter tyers must write their name, address, e-mail, telephone number, country for which they compete, names of the flies and passwords. Letter should be in the enclosed envelope together with the fly. Copies of those letters must be kept by the authors until the end of the competition. 4. For the judging of flies jury will consider the following criteria: · Proportions of the fly, · firmness and technical aspect of the tying, · suitability of the chosen materials, · general impression and · innovativeness; · in the 4th category »imitating level« will be the most important criterion! 5. Jury holds the right to classify samples in different categories if necessary! 6. Decision of the jury is final! 7. Please send flies in a package that prevents them to be destroyed during shipping! 8. Jury will consider all samples that will reach the following address by the 31st January 2014 9. Flies should be sent to the following address: Ribiska Zveza Slovenije (for competition 2014) Trzaska 134 SI-1001 Ljubljana SLOVENIA Considering previous criteria jury will impart the best 3 flies in each category with practical prizes, licences for the best Slovenian fly fishing districts and diplomas. All participants will be previously informed about their achievements. FAS-Flyfishing Section President: Luka Hojnik President FAS: dr. Miroslav Žaberl --- Report from the 26th Slovenian Open Championship in English with awarded patterns gallery: https://www.flyfishingpoint.net/en/articles/fly-tying/210-26th-slovenian-open-fly-tying-championship-2013 Report from the 25th Slovenian Open Championship in English with awarded patterns gallery: https://www.flyfishingpoint.net/en/articles/fly-tying/187-25th-slovenian-open-fly-tying-championship-2012 Report from the 24th Slovenian Open Championship in English with awarded patterns & photos from the prize giving ceremony: Muharjenje v Sloveniji - Flyfishing in Slovenia: Forums / Muharski dogodki [Fly fishing events] / [Report & Invitation] 24th Slovenian Open & 13th National Fly Tying Contest 2011 You are all kindly invited to participate in the Europe's second oldest Fly Tying Championship! Tight lines, Luka Hojnik