Spring Red fly #5, Tampa Fly Fishing tournament Sat. May 14th 2011


This is a pretty cool laid back tournament that Capt. Jon Bull puts together once or twice year. It’s a low cost($50/boat) tournament that many of local fly fisherman fish.

I have fished it the last 2 times and got 2nd and 3rd respectively. Hopefully we do better this time around.

RedFly #5 sponsored by Flint Creek Outfitters-Riverview

– Saturday, May 14, 2011.

– MANDATORY registration and captain’s meeting will be the night before (at FCO-Riverview, 5/13/2011) from 6:00-8:00 pm.

– Each team MUST bring their measuring device, to be approved by tournament officials, to the captain’s meeting on 5/13/2011.

– Weigh-in will be after the tournament at Flint Creek Outfitters-Riverview from 4:00-6:00 pm.

– This is a catch-photo-and-release tournament. The largest two redfish by total combined inches (to the nearest ¼ inch) will win the tournament.

– Fly-fishing gear ONLY. No tipping, chumming, GULP! soaking, spin tackle, etc.

– Two-man teams may fish from a skiff, canoe, kayak, paddleboard, wade fishing, shoreline, dock, etc.

– Anglers can launch anywhere on the West Coast of Florida, but not prior to 6:30 am.

– Anglers MUST be at Flint Creek Outfitters-Riverview NO LATER THAN 4:00 pm on 5/14/2011. Anglers arriving at 4:01pm will be disqualified.

– Each two-man team must provide one digital camera with a clear memory card.

– The whole fish must be in the picture along with approved measuring device and tournament marker. Pictures that do not meet tournament requirements will not be counted.

– Redfish of ANY size can be measured.

– 100% payback: 60%-1st place, 30%-2nd place, 10%-3rd place. Tie-breakers will be determined by check in time. If no fish are caught to fill a finishing place, a drawing will be held to determine who wins that place. If no fish are caught at all for the tournament, entry fees will be distributed back to the participating teams.

– $50.00 entry fee per team. Fees MUST be paid at the captain’s meeting IN CASH.

– Required USCG safety gear must on your vessel. RedFly anglers will also show courtesy to other tournament and recreational anglers.

– There will also be drawings for prizes and raffles at Flint Creek Outfitters during the weigh-in.

– Flint Creek Outfitters is located at 13425 Fishhawk Blvd., Lithia, FL 33569, 813-681-1888.

– For more information, contact FCO or Capt. Jon Bull at 863-860-7250.