2016 Door Prizes
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Best of Belize by Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures (click for details)
THE BEST OF BELIZE This is the biggest door prize offered by the Fly Fishing Show and Yellowdog Flyfishing Adventures for 2016! Nine days for two people, fishing three of the best lodges in all of Belize! Spend three nights and enjoy two full days of fishing at Turneffe Flats, El Pescador Lodge and Belize River Lodge. All-inclusive package for two (2) anglers that includes all lodging, all meals, all guided fishing, local transfers, taxes and GST’s. Package does not include international flights to Belize City, bar tab and alcohol, Belizean fishing license (can be purchased at lodge, $25.00 USD), Gratuities for Guides and staff, items purchased at gift shop/tackle shop, flies, leaders and terminal tackle (can be purchased at tackle shops), additional diving and non-fishing activities, and rental equipment
Dates of trip: September 21 – September 30, 2016
All arrangements and logistics set up and handled by Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures. Trip Value $10,561.96 www.yellowdogflyfishing.com
Winner: Robert Gigon, attended Somerset
Tsimane Lodge / Untamed Angling (click for details)
Enjoy a trip to Tsimane Lodge in Bolivia for one by Untamed Angling. In Tsimane, fresh water fishing reaches its pinnacle. It is a new challenge introducing the wildest version of Dorado, undoubtedly the most powerful and beautiful fish which can be faced with a fly rod. Every week, groups of anglers – staying in full comfort luxurious Jungle Lodges and Headwaters Camps, which offer the best international cuisine – set off every morning in boats specially developed for this environment, led by an expert Dorado fly-fishing guide and a native assistant for each boat. Trip Value: $7600 www.untamedangling.com
Winner: Jeremy Branch, attended Pleasanton
Pesca Maya Fishing Lodge (click for details)
5 Nights/ 6 Days Fishing Package for 2 to Pesca Maya Fishing Lodge in Ascension Bay Quintana Roo Mexico. Pesca Maya Fishing Lodge opened its doors on January 1996 and has quickly become one of the Yucatan’s most popular fishing destinations and with good reason. The lodge is located 90 miles south of Cancun in the 1.3 million acre Sian Ka’an (Mayan for “where the sky is born”) Biosphere Reserve. Situated on a long, narrow strip of barrier beach, the lodge is virtually surrounded by water. To the east lies the blue Caribbean and a few hundred yards off shore, the Palancar Barrier Reef which stretches from southern Belize to north of Cancun. On the western side lies the vast “El Rio” system of flats, channels and mangrove. 10 miles to the north is the famed inlet through the barrier beach known locally as the “Boca”. And 4 miles to the south lies the incomparable Ascension Bay. The entire area boasts some of the Caribbean’s greatest flats fishing for bonefish, excellent fishing for permit, fishing for snook, fishing for tarpon and other species, as well as reef and offshore fishing (in season). Trip Value: $5524 www.pescamaya.com
Winner: Scott Smith, attended Lynnwood
Alaska Peninsula Fishing Trip by EPIC Angling & Adventure (click for details)
Enjoy a 6 day 7 night “mid season” trip for 1 to Alaska Wilderness SAFARI (owned/operated by EPIC Angling & Adventure) located on the remote and rugged Pacific coast of the Alaska Peninsula. For over 20 years, this comfortable camp has provided anglers a truly unique alternative to the typical fly fishing lodge – no crowds, world-class fishing, a genuine atmosphere, spectacular scenery and daily wildlife viewing. Located literally ¼ mile from the salt water our specialty is hard-hitting, ocean-fresh fish and fishing diversity – you can stream fish for sea-run dollies, sight cast to salmon off a sandy beach, and throw flies to halibut all in the same week! Package does not include commercial air to King Salmon, lodging Friday night prior to trip, fishing license or gratuity. Dates subject to availability. Trip value: $5450 www.epicaaa.com
Winner: Robert MacLeod, attended Pleasanton
Restigouche River Atlantic Salmon Getaway for Two (click for details)
Reel Action Alaska Lodge Fishing Trip (click for details)
Enjoy a 6 day and 7 night package to Reel Action Alaska Lodge on the banks of the Kanektok River fly fishing for chrome bright pacific salmon, leopard rainbow trout, char, and grayling. This comfortable tent lodge only takes 10 people per week, has single person accommodations, an excellent team of guides and staff, along with some of the best fly fishing action in Alaska! Reel Action navigates the river with 16ft Lowe boats equipped with 4 stroke Yamaha jet drives transporting you to over 30 miles of fishable water. With over 500 thousand fish running by the lodge located just above tide water, guests enjoy the easily wadeable main river, hiking up small tributaries, and a special limited access permit to the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge Wilderness Area. All equipment, tackle, and flies are provided along with digital pictures of your trip. Dates are subject to availability. Value of prize: $5,000 www.reelactionfly.com
Winner: Kris Thurman, attended Denver
Pira Lodge by Nervous Waters (click for details)
Golden Dorado at Pirá Lodge in Argentina’s Ibera Wetlands by Nervous Waters. Located in the heart of a nature preserve twice the size of the Florida Everglades, Pirá Lodge is a fly fisherman’s paradise. Adventure-driven anglers will find front-door access to a vibrant ecosystem featuring crystal clear creeks, flowing rivers, flats-type habitats, and lakes. Welcome to the kingdom of the hard-charging, high-jumping freshwater dorado! Well-established, Pirá Lodge helped pioneer destination fly-fishing for dorado in the region. Today, the lodge is a sought-after stop for intrepid anglers seeking the challenge and reward of catching dorado on the fly. In addition to top notch digs and fine dining, Pirá offers untold acres of unpressured waters, teeming with Caymans and hundreds of species of migrating and resident birds. Join us at Pirá for 5 days and 4 nights. Value: $3750 www.nervouswaters.com
Winner: Dan Foley, attended Somerset
Tarpon Cay Lodge for Two (click for details)
Enjoy three days fishing and three nights of lodging and accommodations at Tarpon Cay Lodge Placencia Belize for two. Located in the heart of “Permit Alley”…”Wake up with the best Belize fishing at your doorstep” and increase your odds to achieve your “Grand Slam”! Does not include tax and Gratuities and based on availability.
Trip Value: $3,600 www.tarponcaye.com
Winner: David Horky, attended Winston-Salem
Slippery Winds Wilderness Lodge, Canada, Fly-in Fishing trip (click for details)
Enjoy a 4 day fly-in American-Plan fishing trip for two to Slippery Winds Wilderness Lodge. Slippery Winds Wilderness Resort, a jewel hidden in northwestern Ontario, less than 40 miles from the U.S. – Canada border. A short float-plane trip from Fort Frances, Ontario, takes you to the lodge located on a peninsula between Yoke Lake and Straw Lake. This American-Plan lodge offers its guests the opportunity to angle for six species of sportfish, including smallmouth and largemouth bass, lake trout, muskie, northern pike and walleye on six separate lakes that are accessible via boat or short portage.
Winner: David Braica, attended Marlborough
Bighorn Angler Guided Fly Fishing (click for details)
Davidson River Outfitters (click for details)
Two days guided fishing and three nights at the Creekside Cabin by Davidson River Outfitters. Located on the banks of the famed Davidson River in Brevard, North Carolina, we serve the resort towns of Lake Toxaway, Cashiers, and Highlands. We are also a short drive from Asheville and Hendersonville, and can easily be reached from Charlotte and the Greenville-Spartanburg area. A stone’s throw from the entrance to Pisgah National Forest, our full-service fly shop–open from 8 am to 5 pm year-round–is literally minutes from the best fishing Western North Carolina has to offer.
Trip Value: $1200 www.davidsonflyfishing.com
Winner: Spencer Fuller, attended Denver
Water Master Kodiak by Big Sky Inflatables (click for details)
Soaring Eagle Lodge (click for details)
3-nights lodging & meals/2 days guided fishing for 1-angler at Soaring Eagle Lodge, NM. Soaring Eagle Lodge is nestled on the banks of the San Juan River in northwestern New Mexico. The river is world-renowned for year-round fly fishing at its best. We offer the San Juan River’s only all-suite lodging accommodations and gourmet dinning.
Value: $1545 www.soaringeaglelodge.net
Winner: Eric Earl, attended Marlborough
Fisheads San Juan River Lodge (click for details)
Fisheads San Juan River Lodge – Fly Fishing, Lodging and Restaurant. 3 nights lodging, 2 days guided fishing with Fisheads San Juan River Lodge. Cast to trophy sized trout 365 days a year with our friendly and knowledgeable fly fishing guides. Fisheads is the premiere fly fishing guide service on the San Juan River.
Winner: Chuck Mills, attended Denver
Douglaston Salmon Run for Four Guests (click for details)
Enjoy four days fishing the Douglaston Salmon Run and three nights at the DSR Lodge for up to four anglers. Fishing at the DSR offers an unforgettable, private water experience. Anglers will find a high quality, low pressure, and easily accessible fishing experience. The DSR is the first 2.5 miles of the Salmon River, where steelhead, King and Coho salmon, and brown trout first enter the river. Fresh from Lake Ontario, the fish are unpressured and ready for action.
Winner: Chris Bird, attended Lancaster
Fish Partner fishing tour in Iceland (click for details)
Two fully guided fishing days in Tungnaa river with accommodations by Fish Partner. We are proud to present this new born trout fishing paradise offering fly only fishing in a diverse and fascinating 4 rod river with gin clear spring water flowing in to beautiful micro canyons area along with traditional fast and slow running pools, filled with stocks of both Ice age brown trout and big arctic char. This smallish, south Iceland Highland trout stream is probably one of the best kept trout secrets in global angling. It is a technical river where stealth, among other attributes, is needed. The quarry is native brown trout and monster chars. They are on average 3-5 pounds, with the monsters ranging to 12 pounds. Included in the pack is: All ground transfer in Iceland, accommodation, all meals, guide and fishing licenses.
Value: $1200 www.fishpartner.com
Winner: Jim Jensen, attended Somerset
2 full day float trip with DRIFT, Wyoming (click for details)
2 full day float trip w/ 1 night stay at River Lodge for 2 people with Drift. The North Platte River offers a wide array of angling opportunity for all skill levels. Our guide staff has decades of experience on the entire North Platte River. From the headwaters to the tailwaters, the guides at Drift will have you covered. We are based out of Saratoga, Wyoming where the fish jump on main street. We live in a unique location with hundreds of miles of blue ribbon trout fishing available year round.
Winner: Rich Lawson, attended Denver
Two days fishing with 1st Choice Outfitters (click for details)
Two days of guided fly fishing for 1 or 2 anglers in Northern California for trout or steelhead with 1st Choice Outfitters. Value: $1100 www.1stchoiceoutfitters.com
Winner: Lucy Hart, attended Pleasanton
Three Nights Lodging with Weatherby's (click for details)
Three nights lodging for two people with Weatherby’s, – private cabin, all meals provided – supper and breakfast served in our dining room and lunch packed to go fishing. Walking distance to Grand Lake Stream, one of America’s top 100 Trout Streams.
Value: $1200 www.weatherbys.com
Winner: Bill Litty, attended Lancaster