2011 Salty Fly Tournament

2011 Salty Fly Tournament: “Spots and Dots”

Registration is full with 45 teams 90 anglers. Largest Fly Tournament in Florida.

The Final Results Here.

Next Tournament will be held Feb 25th 2012

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Updates can be found here as ramp up for the, Salty Fly 2012


“The Largest Fly fishing tournament in Florida.


Salty Fly Tournament “Spots and Dots”

Purpose: Grass Root, affordable, open to all skill levels.

The purpose is to have fun and promote the growth of Saltwater Fly fishing.

We are keeping the entry fees low to encourage people to fly fish, have some fun and not make it all about the money.

Fly only, no scent, no chumming.

When: February 26th 2010
Where: Tampa, Florida


Photo release

  • 2 red fish 1 trout, take photos of your largest fish next to a measuring board along with your id chip(we give you that day)
  • 2 man teams only (limit 40 teams to keep things under control)
  • If kayak teams you and your partner must be in the line of sight.
  • Wading is allowed but you need to be in the line of site of your vessel and partner.
  • Entry fee is $80 per team($40 per person). Part of this money will go towards shirt cost.  There will be Cash payouts at the weigh in for the top 3 teams along with raffles.
  • Wang Anchor has put up cash money for boats with Wang anchors. First 25 boats with Wang Anchors, takes $20 off their entry fees. (so that is $60 per team(or per kayak team) w/ wanganchors)
  • Teams registering by Feb 10th will receive tournament shirts and a captain’s bag. If you register after that there is no guarantee you will get a captain’s bag with all the goodies.


Calcutta: Redfish with most spot, one side. A $10 optional tournament with in a tournament. Winner takes all.

Boundaries: As long as you check in at 6am and be back by 3pm the boundaries are open.

The Trophies will be pretty cool: Nautilusreels is going to make us Gold reel plates for 1st Silver for 2nd and Bronze for 3rd.

Cash pay out: will depend on how many people enter the tournament.  50% goes to 1st, 30% for 2nd, 20% for 3rd.

  • Bonus money: Wangchor is also giving an extra $100 in cash for the highest finishing team that owns wang anchor.

Tournament Shirts: In order to get everyone tournament shirts we will have to take  some cash out of the entry fees. Redzone Apparel will be doing our shirts.

Raffle items: Everyone as long as they show up for the weigh in is eligible for the  the raffle. Once you turn in your photo chip checking back in we will hand you your raffle tickets.  We got a TFO BVK 8wt and lots of fishing apparel from Simms, SWC, BLAF, RedZone, and gift certificates.

Where at: We will be holding the 6am Captain’s meeting at the Winn Dixie parking lot next to Cherry’s restaurant. We will be back there by 3pm for the weigh in. This place has plenty of parking for boats and are pretty cool people. Besides we get to hang out and drink beer and BS which is half the fun.

Registration: Registration is now open click here,  Sign up before Feb10th and you are guaranteed a captain’s bag otherwise you take your chances.

Remember it is limited to 40 teams, so first come first serve.


The support from the sponsors has been over the top.  With out these guys we wouldn’t have much if any prizes to give out.

Still working on the list of sponsors because it keeps growing.

Wang Anchor: $500 cold hard cash, anyone with a Wanganchor gets $20 off the entry fee. If any is left over it goes to the winner’s purse. Plus he’s gonna throw in $100.00 to the highest finishing team which has a wang anchor. That is what I call a vendor who supports his customers!

Redzone Apparel: Custom Micro Fiber Tournament shirts valued at $3200

Scott Fly rods: Scott S4S fly rod valued at $700

Skinnywater Culture: Head wear valued at $800

Nautilus Reels: Custom trophies made from Nautilus reels. One of a kind

Florida Sportsman Magazines: Fishing planners $400

Temple Fork Outfitters: TFO BVK 8wt Fly Rod valued at $250

Breathe Like a Fish: Mask and BLAF shirts, Vented fishing shirts

I Hunt Fish: Apparel, micro fiber shirts with built in Buffs

Croakies: Sunglasses straps and belts

Flintcreek outfitters: Captain’s Bags, Shirts, Fly Boxes and water bottles pus $100 gift certificate.

Carbon Marine: Gift Certificate $100 gift cerificate

Simms: Apparel and boat bag valued at about $200

Tampa Bay On The Fly: Apparel

Castaway Customs: Custom Sea Dek photo chips and custom seadek pads

Finatic Designs: Custom Prints, decals  and apparel

Captain Rick DePaiva: 16x 20 metallic tailing redfish print

Cheeky fly reels: various schwags

Freedom Hawk Kayaks: (2) Precision Pak Yak Pak 3 valued at $115 each

Galvin Fly Reels: Salty Fly Engraved Fly Reel

Maxima Lines: 80 spool of 15lb tippet material, one per angler

Flats Junkie: head Wear Mask and Apparel

Pirate’s Point Resort: 3 days 2 night stay, plus discount for tournament anglers. Free in water boat docking.

Reef Safe Suncare: 40 pieces of suncare lotion and a gift bag.

Cablz Eyewear retention system: 80 pieces of Sun Glass retainer for the captain’s bag value $1,000.00

Little Harbor Resort: Certificate for 2 day 1 night stay at the resort. Special Salty Fly angler rates: $89-$109. Free boat parking. (Mention Salty Fly)

Echo Fly Rods: Fly Rod, to be raffled off at the weigh in

Maxima leader Material: 40 spools of leader material for Captain’s bag

Royal Wulf: Fly lines

G.Loomis: 2 Cross Current rods. A 7 and 8 wt. valued at $900.00


We have capped out at 40 teams.

Yes we will take people on stand by if it all spots has been taken.

Team Names Who
1 Tu Mardre Richard Traugott/Alonso
2 Merkin Groomers Jose Chavez/Evan
3 SaltyWang Tom Tylis/Sam Root
4 Wildibu Bill Howard/Todd
5 FlatzSlobz Bryon C/Nick
6 Chuck/Nate
7 Fred Everson/Chet Jennings
8 Wang finatic Brad/Jeff
9 Fishnfinatics Frank/Shawn R
10 DoubleM Mark/Marty
11 Breathe Like a Fish Kent Hickman/Bob C.
12 BonitaSpringsFishing.com Steve/Steve
13 Shallow Minded Tom C/Robert F
14 Jim Rut
15 Carbon Marine Joe Welborne/John W.
16 The Goonies Eddie O/Willy Le
17 Erik/Jeremy
18 Native Revolution Nick/Chris
19 Castaway Customs Tyler/Chris
20 Skinny Water Culture Vince S/Chase Handcock
21 YakFlyz Chris/Timothy
22 RamRod Rich.O/Jeff
23 Hurrah Fred.M/Marus
24 Conch Republic Fred H/Dusty
25 JUICE Greg/David
26 Shawn P/Joe K
27 Keep Rollin Scott/Steve
28 Jared/Partner
29 SlapApoon Dave/Colby
30 Tampa Bay on the Fly Brad/Enver
31 The Fly guys Jim D/Rhett
32 Southpaw Slingers Jack Ehrhardt & Aaron Carraux
33 GitSkinny Travis/Mac
34 R&R Ryan/Richard
35 Yong/Adam
36 Purple Isle Honson/DB
37 scott k/partner
38 russell k/partner
39 John Hand/Partner
40 Strippin’ & Dippin Brian S/Cipolla J.

Over Flow Teams that made it.

  1. Sean K
  2. John B. fishbuzz
  3. Kris H
  4. Jim Lemke/Cheeky
  5. Alexander Hoffner

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