“TOP GUN” Fly Casting Contest
A timed event for distance and accuracy
$3000 First Place Prize in Men’s and Women’s Divisions
$7500 total cash purse plus $6000 in fly fishing products
Competitors will cast 5 rods for distance and one rod for accuracy for $7500 in cash prizes. This contest is not designed to be an ACA style event, but for pure fun! The rods will consist of four graphite 9ft, 5-weight rods from different manufacturers and a 5-weight bamboo rod. The fly caster must make one distance cast with each rod after which the caster must choose one rod of the five rods and cast to each of the five targets. All casting must finish in 5-minutes. When 5-minutes is up, the score stops!
Distance scores are measured and recorded after each cast! Distance and accuracy scores are combined for a total score. The finals will be limited to the highest qualifiers in the men’s and women’s divisions. The finals will start at 3 pm on Saturday April 8th.
Qualification rounds will start April 6 – the day before the Expo opens—and will continue on Friday April 7th and Saturday April 8th until 2 pm. The first qualification round has an entry fee of $10 for your first attempt. Scroll down for On-line Registration. You can register for a second qualification round after March 25th. Second and subsequent rounds, if available, will have a $20 entry fee. Registration for these rounds will be between March 25th and April 4th. If any qualification slots are available after April 4th, they will be sold at the Expo. Complete rules and a demonstration video will be available on our website soon.
Prizes in Men’s and Women’s Divisions
Top Gun $3000 plus choice of “Top Gun” rod and reel
Second Gun $500 plus choice of “Top Gun” rod and reel
Third Gun $250 plus choice of “Top Gun” rod and reel
As long as slots are available, you can make your choice of days for the qualification rounds. The qualification rounds run from:
Thursday – 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Friday – 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
We will send you an email with your time slot on it so make sure your email is accurate on the PayPal checkout form and include your phone number as well, so we have a backup way we can contact you. You are asked to show up 30 minutes before your scheduled time to check-in. Prior to casting, you will be asked to sign a liability release that you can download here to review.
Only one first round registration per person. After April 25th, you may buy more qualification slots at $20 per slot if space is available
If all slots you can compete in are sold out, call Tom Hickey at 801-839-9641, as there may be cancellations.
Online sales are now closed.
Admission Tickets, Banquet Tickets, Class Registrations, and Top Gun Qualification Slots Can Be purchased at the Expo if space is available.