Roaring Fork Valley Fly Fishing Club, Roaring Fork Conservancy and Roaring Fork Fishing Guide Alliance would like to extend a most sincere thank you to all the volunteers, sponsors, competitors, judges and spectators that made the 5th Annual Iron Fly Competition such a successful and fun event! This year, the youth division fielded 13 competitors from Aspen to New Castle, ages 8-14, who represented the next generation of Roaring Fork and Colorado River Valley anglers. In addition, 14 adult competitors from Aspen to New Castle, and one from Park City, Utah, turned up to go hook to hook with each other and test their skills.
Iron Fly is an event that combines fly tying with a little, friendly competition and a whole lot of fun. Competitors were provided unconventional materials that had to be used in each fly. The top three winners in each division were awarded gold, silver and bronze medals, along with some fun prizes, and serious bragging rights for the next year!
CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of the adult division:
Gold: Brandon Soucie, from Basalt, CO
Silver: Andrew Soliday from Basalt, CO
Bronze: Cal Massey from Park City, UT
CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of the youth division:
Gold: Ruthie L. (11 yr. old)
Silver: Jacey R. (14 yr. old)
Bronze: Gracie C. (9 yr. old)
Thank you to our generous sponsors who made this all possible. Proceeds will support youth fishing camps and clinics, and many weekend programs with Project Healing Waters, Mayfly Club, and other programs for veterans through the Roaring Fork Valley.
Sponsors were Alpine Angling, Basalt Firearms, Boulder Boat Works, Brick Pony Pub, Capitol Creek Brewery, Colorado Mountain College - Spring Valley - Fly Fishing Club, Crystal Fly Shop, El Korita, Fishpond USA, Heather's Savory Pies, HMC Construction, John P. Newbury, New York Pizza – Basalt, Orvis, Shannon Outing, Roaring Fork Anglers, Roaring Fork Conservancy, Roaring Fork Fishing Guide Alliance, Roaring Fork Valley Fly Fishing Club, Tan Bar, Taylor Creek Fly Shop, The Tipsy Trout, Timbo's, Willits Grill, and Woody Creek Distillers.
We look forward to seeing everyone at our 6th annual Iron Fly Competition in 2021!