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I am very excited that I am finally able to announce the winners for the 2009 FTOTY Contest! As with every year I have enjoyed my involvement in this year's event and I appreciate all of the participants that entered some flies this year. Without your support this would not be the tradition that it is today and I hope to be able to continue this again this year.

 

Congrats to all of the winners, hopefully you all consider this something to be proud of. You represent the very best of FTF over the past year and there are some amazing flies in this group!

 

The award for the 2009 FTOTY Best Overall fly goes to Dr Rock for the 2nd straight year! His beautiful freestyle salmon fly is truly amazing and I feel him being voted the best overall fly again this year is justified!

 

Here is the full list of overall and category winners. I hope everyone that reads this shows their appreciate to the winners and all of the participants for giving us an event that we can all enjoy.

 

Best Overall

1st - Dr Rock - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...5f948c93965.jpg

2nd - smalliestalker - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...5f948cb8811.jpg

3rd - rockworm - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...5f948ca1514.jpg

 

Winged Wet

1st - drops - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...70b89497cce.jpg

2nd - TroutBum - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...5f948c96917.jpg

3rd - Redwings1 - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...5f948c8a810.jpg

 

Classic Full Dressed Salmon

1st - Dr Rock - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...5f948c8de37.jpg

2nd - drops - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...70b8946124c.jpg

3rd - makintrax - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...5f948cc8277.jpg

 

Terrestrial

1st - carlp5351 - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...5f948cbde92.jpg

1st - Hughes - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...5f948c990d8.jpg

2nd - calebb - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...64c8a6dc291.jpg

3rd - rockworm - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...5f948c9f5ff.jpg

 

Streamer over 4 inches long

1st - Fly Tyer Guy - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...5f948cad728.jpg

2nd - PikeFFArticles - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...5f948c9b013.jpg

3rd - SmallieStalker - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...5f948cb7870.jpg

 

Spey/Dee

1st - aprildaze - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...64cce3270cc.jpg

2nd - CapeBSalar - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...5f948c88d1d.jpg

3rd - Dr Rock - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...5f948c8f55c.jpg

 

Deer Hair Topwater

1st - riffleriversteelheadslayer - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...64d50e07c8d.jpg

2nd - Pelhament - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...5f948ca4799.jpg

3rd - Irish - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...5f948ca7a05.jpg

 

Dry Fly

1st - calebb - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...64c8a695ca2.jpg

2nd - Hughes - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...5f948c98136.jpg

3rd - Fly Tyer Guy - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...5f948cac3bc.jpg

 

Featherwing Streamers

1st - Dr Rock - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...5f948c8eda4.jpg

2nd - vtflyhack - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...5f948cca980.jpg

3rd - drops - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...70b89461a0a.jpg

 

Popper

1st - Fred H - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...5f948cc7aaa.jpg

2nd - smalltownfisherman - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...68bd137f006.jpg

3rd - Pelhament - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...5f948ca380d.jpg

 

Streamer under 4 inches long

1st - BoSmith - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...5f948caa0ca.jpg

2nd - Pelhament - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...5f948ca3fd3.jpg

3rd - aaholain - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...5f948cb2e39.jpg

 

Nymph

1st - carlp5351 - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...5f948cbd6bc.jpg

2nd - defranksflies - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...5f948ca5330.jpg

3rd - rockworm - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...5f948c9d6e9.jpg

 

Wet/Emerger

1st - defranksflies - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...5f948ca570e.jpg

2nd - rockworm - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...5f948c9fdc7.jpg

3rd - Redwings1 - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...5f948c8a067.jpg

 

Freestyle Full Dressed Salmon

1st - Dr Rock - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...5f948c93965.jpg

2nd - aaholain - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...5f948cb3ddb.jpg

3rd - geraldsherbrook - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...5f948caa890.jpg

 

Itsy Bitsy

1st - Hughes - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...5f948c9a84b.jpg

2nd - calebb - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...64c8a6de9a0.jpg

3rd - carlp5351 - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...5f948cbee30.jpg

 

Most Creative

1st - smalliestalker - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...5f948cb8811.jpg

2nd - tubetyer - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...5f948cb9f85.jpg

3rd - defranksflies - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...5f948ca5af3.jpg

 

Fishable Realistic

1st - rockworm - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...5f948ca1514.jpg

2nd - chuck-g - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...5f948c8c31c.jpg

3rd - calebb - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...64c8a6dda01.jpg

 

Salmon/Steelhead Hairwing

1st - Troutbum - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...5f948c96159.jpg

2nd - Dr Rock - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...5f948c93e6a.jpg

3rd - Jopeli - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...5f948c8afc8.jpg

 

Super Realistic

1st - AlexC - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...64d29caca05.jpg

2nd - Hughes - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...5f948c9a077.jpg

3rd - michel - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...5f948cc28a1.jpg

 

Rookie Of The Year

1st - smalliestalker - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...5f948cb8811.jpg

2nd - colonelmel - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...5f948cbceed.jpg

3rd - kennyx - http://www.flytyingforum.com/contest/2009f...5f948c8d296.jpg

 

 

 

 

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Congratulations Dr Rock! Kudos to all the winners and to everyone who participated in this year's contest: nice tying!

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Congrats DrRock. Many beautiful flies under your name in that list.

 

Congrats to all smalliestalker and rockworm as well. Great flies!

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Congrats to everyone, and especially to Will for taking the time to do this once again :headbang:

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Congratulations everyone! Those are awesome! :headbang:

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Every year I'm amazed at the quality of flies, but even more, i'm amazed that even though i never enter i never win!

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Congratulations to all the winners on excellent tying skills and thanks to Will for all the time and effort he put into the contest!

 

I really have to pull myself together and tie something for the next year ;-)

 

J.

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