The Irish Salmon Fly Tying Championships organised by FISSTA
(Federation of Irish Salmon & Sea Trout Anglers) in association with THE VIRTUAL GAME FAIR
Entrants will submit three photographs front, side, rear of a fly they have tied via email to firstname.lastname@example.org There is a small entry fee of £3/€3 payable to the to the FISSTA Paypal Account: email@example.com The competition will be promoted on social media, Facebook/Twitter, The Virtual Game Fair site Competition Page and Country News, The Irish Country Sports and Country Life magazine and in the media.
Classes will be:
Irish Youth (under 16)
International (entrants from outside Ireland)
Entries close on 28th February 2021. Competitors can enter more than one fly.
The overall winner will win an Irish Crystal Trophy, a day’s Salmon Fishing for two rods, plus a Salmon Rod and Reel sponsored by FISSTA.
Other prizes include:
Irish Class winners win Crystal trophies and a copy of the book Tied In The Hand: Odyssey Of A Salmon Fly-Tyer by Sven-Olov, published at £35.00 from Paul Morgan.
International winner and Youth winner will win a very special book sponsored by FISSTA ‘A Celebration of Salmon Rivers’ by the North Atlantic Salmon Fund and the Youth winner also receives a £50 voucher from Smyths Country Sports.
All runners up (other than youth) get an engraved hip flask.
Other prizes are sponsored by John Fairgrieve.
Winners’ flies will be featured in the Irish Country Sports and Country Life magazine and at the Irish Game Fair at Shanes Castle 26/27 June 2021. There will be an invitation to tyers to demonstrate on the FISSTA stand and a selection of the entrants will be featured on the Virtual Game Fair site in a video such as that produced for our Carriage Driving competition.
Please note THE VIRTUAL GAME FAIR & FISSTA will have the right to publish photographs of any fly entered.