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Invitation to the 31st Slovenian Open Fly Tying Championship 2018

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#1 lucky_luke

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 05:38 PM

Hi everyone, year is around and here we go again... for the 31st year in a row! :) Kindly invited!

 
Invitation to the 31st Slovenian Open Fly Tying Championship 2018
 
Fly tying section of the Slovenian Fishing Association is announcing the 31st annual Slovenian Open Fly Tying Championship for the year 2018, the oldest fly tying contest in Europe.
 
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 names, addresses, e-mails, telephone numbers, 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 the “level of imitation” 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. Deadline for sending your patterns to us: 31st January 2018
 
9. Flies should be sent to the following address:
 
Ribiska Zveza Slovenije (for competition 2018)
Trzaska 134
SI-1001 Ljubljana
SLOVENIA
 
Considering previous criteria jury will reward 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-Flytying Section President: Luka Hojnik
 
President FAS: dr. Miroslav Zaberl
 
You are all kindly invited to participate in Europe's oldest fly tying contest!
 
Tight lines,
Luka Hojnik


#2 FlatsRoamer

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 06:32 PM

Shit man, I would jump on this but I have no experience with trout/freshwater flies. I am sure some of the guys on the forum here will join

 

And very nice of you to extend the invitation, hope it works out for you.


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#3 Bimini15

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 07:35 PM

“In the accompanying letter tyers must write their names, addresses, e-mails, telephone numbers, country for which they compete, names of the flies and passwords. “

Passwords? What the heck...?
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#4 mikechell

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 08:55 PM

Look at FlatsRoamer!  All grown up and using foul language!

 

Bimini ... it's open to the WORLD.  I'm assuming all the information are just attempts to prevent unintentional duplicates and intentional copycats.


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#5 Bimini15

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 09:28 PM

I know nothing about the stakes at tying competitions, clearly.
It just seems excessive, but I will admit it is a clever system.
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#6 FlatsRoamer

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 11:23 PM

Haha that's right Mike! Lol

Still hunting for my first tarpon on fly! 


Why are windknots in love with me?


Can't wait for that diy trip to Acklins!!

 

 

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https://www.youtube....plkVnmuDObYCLBg


#7 lucky_luke

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 07:43 AM

@FlatsRoamer

 

We of course accept saltwater flies to the competition, so feel free to send yours :)

 

@mikechell

 

You are right. Passwords are mainly used if we would need to check back with the tier on his/her authorship of a particular fly. But they are also used as an additional element to differentiate flies during the judging process, since the jury members are not allowed to see names of the tiers until the final results are verified and names of the flies matched with names of the tiers by the responsible persons in the Fishing Association of Slovenia, which are not jury members... This is how we run this competition for decades and eliminate any potential bias...

 

Cheers,

L.



#8 flytire

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 08:18 AM

i have no idea why anybody in their right mind would ever give out passwords to anyone


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Posted 06 January 2018 - 08:26 AM

i have no idea why anybody in their right mind would ever give out passwords to anyone


I don’t believe they are asking for your passwords ....just a simple “keyword” to identify your fly as yours ....which can be any character string you choose ...now of course if you decide to give them all your passwords, well ...

#10 mikechell

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 08:29 AM

You're not "giving away passwords", flytire. 

As I understand it, you create a password to associate your fly to you and you only. 

Perhaps a better term would be a pin number.  It's just a way for the ruling body to contact you and make sure you're the one who turned in a particular fly ... only you know the password (pin).

 

Geezo peezo guys ... this competition has been offered on here every year since the "25th Slovenian Open Fly Tying Championship 2012".   It's not like this is the first time we've seen this!


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#11 lucky_luke

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 11:28 AM

Thanks Mike & DavidR.

 

@flytire

 

We are of course not asking for "passwords" you use everyday in a "digital world" smile.png , but for a simple word/ keyword that associates yourself with the fly or flies you send for our contest. It could be just anything... a combination of words, numbers, characters... just add it to other information about yourself enclosed in the package.

 

Cheers,

L.



#12 Sandan

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 11:46 AM

Good luck, lucky_luke. Share your entries.







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