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2005 Fly Tyer of the Year!!!!
Posted 02 February 2006 - 09:42 PM
The voting was extremely close and only 10 votes seperated 1st place from 5th place. It was remarkable to see these top 5 flies during the course of the voting. Each one had their moment on top of the voting, it was a very cool thing to witness!
Here are the top 5
#5 - redkid
#4 - Bud Guidry
#3 - Miqu
#2 - wickedcarpenter
Your 2005 Fly Tyer of the Year is Utkin with an absoluetly amazing realistic bumblebee. Being able to see this fly in person, it is beyond what words can describe and it defiently deserves this honor and the bamboo fly rod!!!
This was the 3rd year of this event and I truly believe it continues to get better every year. I hope we can continue this tradition for many years to come, I enjoy hosting it and I hope that you all enjoy participating and getting involved with the voting. The contest can only exist with your participation so please consider entering a few categories next year. Remember, it is not about winning and losing, instead it is all about challenging yourself to do your best and to see how far your skills have progressed over the past year.
This was alot of fun guys, I hope you all enjoyed it. I ready to start drafting up the '06 event.
Posted 02 February 2006 - 09:45 PM
Well Deserved! Amazing fly, I was convinced it was a dead bee crazy glued to a hook....Are you sure it wasn't Will?
This was the best FTOTY Yet!! My hat's off to you Brother!
You did one hell of a job putting this all together! I feel honored to be a part of this community.
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Posted 02 February 2006 - 10:45 PM
Yea.... Will pulled a big one on Us this year I felt like I had food posioning when i did not see the Stonefly make it to the second round.
Congratulations Utkin on FTOY! That is one BAD AZZ Bumble bee!!I can't wait to see the material list. Great job.
I believe EVERYONE who entered this Year did a fine job and hope to see more members enter next year
Thanks again To all of You.
Posted 02 February 2006 - 10:48 PM
"All it takes is one fool to be standing arround doing something, for a bunch of other fools to join in"......a quote from an old Newfoundlander I met fishing in the pooring rain
Posted 02 February 2006 - 11:07 PM
again, thanks to all who posted the amazing entries in this year FTF tying contest
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