Superfly is one of Colorado's premiere fly fishing competitions. It's a great opportunity to fish some great (often private) water, hang out with some of the state's best anglers and help raise money for both the Gunnison Angling Society and Colorado TU.
Low water conditions and higher temperatures have prompted some rules modifications, but Superfly is still on target for September 7 & 8 in Gunnison.
You must register your team - and submit your fee payment - by August 7th. Applications are available for download at our website at GunnisonTU.org
Please read the important information below regarding the new rules and contacts.
Friday, September 7: • 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM: Register, meet guides, get shirts, etc., and enjoy snack buffet at The Almont Resort Saturday, September 8: • 6:30 AM: Breakfast buffet and register flies • 8:30 AM to 5 PM: Fishing • 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM: Social period, posting of scores • 6:30 PM: Dinner Buffet • 7:30 PM: Awards and prizes • 8:00 PM: Raffles and auctions
Please note: if the outflow at Taylor Dam is reduced to below 100 cfs during mid August, the event will be cancelled.
Teams will consist of two anglers. Professional guides may enter the contest, but no more than one guide will be allowed on a team. One monitor will be assigned to each team and will stay with the team for the duration of the contest.
1. Teams may fish anywhere they like and can work out locations with their monitor. Please take into consideration low water issues and any potential negative impact to fish. There will be no pre-assigned beats. 2. Fishing will be between 8:30 AM and 5 PM. The first six fish caught by each contestant will be scored. Fishing for the contest will end at 5 PM or when six fish are caught by each contestant, whichever comes first. 3. Kokanee salmon will not count in the contest. Only trout or char caught during the time allowed for the contest will be counted on the scorecard. 4. No more than two flies may be used by each contestant during the contest. Only one fly may be used at a time (no droppers). All hooks will be barbless. 5. All fish caught under the scoring rules must be fair hooked in the mouth (with the hook inside the mouth) and landed by the contestant, not the team partner or monitor. The team’s monitor will then measure the fish to the nearest 1/8 inch. After release, the fish will then be recorded on the individual’s scorecard. All fish caught must be released safely or they will not be counted in the contest. 6. The individual scoring the most inches for the maximum six fish allowed will be declared “TOP ROD” and the team with the most inches, “TOP TEAM.” The contestant who catches the largest fish will also be presented an award, and the fly which caught the fish will be declared the “SUPERFLY.” 7. In the event of a tie, whoever scored their first fish in the least amount of time will be the winner. 8. The Superfly monitor for each team will be the final authority for resolving any dispute or interpretation of the rules while on the stream.
1. The first six fish caught and landed by each contestant must be entered on the scorecard. A maximum of six fish can be scored by each angler. 2. Once a fish has been entered on the scorecard it may not be removed. 3. Scores must be reported in person no later than 6 PM. 4. A 20% deduction will be applied to fish scored on private water.
Contact John Bocchino (john@riffleandrise - 970-641-4828) for questions or further information. Gunnison Angling Society The Gunnison Chapter of Trout Unlimited www.GunnisonTU.org PO Box 365 Almont, CO 81210