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2010 FTOTY - Let the Voting Begin

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#1 SmallieHunter


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Posted 29 March 2011 - 12:54 PM

I want to once again say thanks to all of the participants for their patience in what has been a rough couple of months for me and I do apologize to everyone for all of the delays in getting the voting up. As with every year I did my very best to photograph each fly to be best of my ability, some flies were easier to photograph than others. If for any reason there appears to be something wrong with an entry I do apologize, I did my best to make sure all flies were there and in the proper categories. Now that the voting has begun there is little that I can do correct things.

Another thanks to all of the sponsors of the event and to everyone that has donated prizes for the winners.

I really do appreciate everyone who took the time to participate, without you this contest would not be possible. Best of luck!

I'm going to leave the voting up until April 11th at 9PM EST. The winners of each category will move onto round 2 where the 2010 Fly Tier of the Year will be chosen.

Click Here to Vote: http://www.flytyingf...ge=contest_vote


#2 Fred H.

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 01:41 PM

I just finished voting and I wanted to tell everyone who entered what a great bunch of flies there are . Great job everyone and good luck.
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#3 smalliestalker


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Posted 29 March 2011 - 04:49 PM

I just voted as well....Great work everyone...
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#4 bluegill576


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Posted 29 March 2011 - 05:04 PM

I also just finished voting there were lots of great flies in there. Good job everybody.

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 05:20 PM

Good Day,

Thanks for all the hard work Will!

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 05:28 PM

WOW!!! great job everyone. phew. That was tough. thumbsup.gif thumbup.gif kicking.gif
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Posted 29 March 2011 - 07:29 PM

Was! Well worth it i think, never had an opportunity to actually judge flies, very good entries here! Well done! And best of luck to you all!

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 08:22 PM

Congratulations to all who tyed flies this year- you gave us a great set of flies to admire and judge. And thanks to Will for his many hours of hard work preparing for this contest.

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 10:08 PM

good luck to all that tied Will thanks again for a great contest and for all the work you do

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 12:06 AM

Y'all got some sweet skills. Nice ties.

Thanks Will for doing this! Lots of fun.

#11 blakejd


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Posted 30 March 2011 - 01:21 AM

Wow those are some nice flies guys. Whats the size requirement on the itsy bitsy category?

#12 Kirk Dietrich

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 06:41 AM

Will, if you think you had it rough, you ought to try picking the best fly in these categories when two or three could actually be the best in each!
Excellent job of getting this done!

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#13 rich5665


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Posted 30 March 2011 - 09:03 AM

A lot of beautiful work. It made it tough to judge.
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#14 Bryan Wright

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 03:56 PM

That took longer than expected. I had the hardest time with the creative section there was two I really liked. Nymphs were tough too because there were so many. bugeyes.gif

Great job everyone yahoo.gif
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Posted 30 March 2011 - 06:46 PM

I just finished voting, and the tiers have really made it hard to pick just one fly from a category. That is one awesome bunch of flies! headbang.gif Good luck to everyone, and a big thanks to Will for putting the contest together.