Tuesday, July 26th, – 7:00 P.M. in the Clubhouse (note earlier start)
If you can help, come earlier and give a hand. This includes setup, scoring, and cooking.
I will bring a Smokey Joe grill and we can cook charcoal burgers with beans and chips – $10
Contest Rules – True John Melchior
All contest participants must provide rods, reels and lines, which may be owned, borrowed, begged but not stolen, for any contest they intend to enter. The spirit of the contest is to replicate casting to a fish in the wild. The lure must land forward of the fishes mouth. What you cast is what you get!
Categories: There are three contest categories:
1. Three Individual Casting Contests – Spinning, Plug, and Fly.
A participant may enter more than one contest and may win more than one contest.
2. The “Superior Overall” Casting Contest – Requires competing in all individual contests.
The winner must have the Lowest Aggregate Score of all Categories.
3. The “Tree Huggers Casting Contest” – Requires Lure(s) Placement(s) into the trees. The winner must show grace, poise and flair while performing this cast. Anger, screaming and disdain may not be directed at the trees. The caster having the greatest number of lures cast into the trees wins this contest. A lure landing into the trees will result in a score equal to the distance from the caster to the fishes mouth.
An award certificate will be given to the winning participant of each contest during the next general meeting and non-winners will state their single, best excuse for their worst cast of the day (wind, gravity and darkness excluded).
The specified lures and weights, supplied by the contest judge, are:
Spinning – will use a 1/2 ounce sinker and any line weight class.
Plug – will use a 1 ounce sinker and any line weight class.
Fly – will use a 2 inch piece of yarn and any line weight class.
The first cast is the contest cast. No repeats, no “do-overs” and no practice casts at the line are permitted.
The lure must be cast in the designed method of using the rod. No tossing, slinging, zip lining or using trained animals (other anglers) in the delivery of the lure is permitted. Losing the lure when casting, carrying, cavorting or carrying-on will result in a maximum score (casting line to the fishes mouth). Crying quietly will be permitted.
See you there at 7:00 pm.