All Fins In - Central PA Fly Fishing Grand Prix

The Skinny

You may enter as a single fly fisher or a team consisting of 2 anglers.

Contestants will have 12 hours to go out and catch as many species of fish on the fly rod as they can in the central Pennsylvania region (wading and boat fishing permitted).  Any waters in PA you can get to and get back from in the allotted time are fair game!

The contest will start at 6 am Sunday June 24th, 2018 and end at 6pm the same day followed by an event and prize awarding party at Big Spring Spirits in Bellefonte, PA. 

ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE TOURNAMENT AND RECEPTION WILL BE DONATED TO THE CLEARWATER CONSERVANCY.

*NONE FISHING GUESTS - If you want to attend the reception without competing in the Fly Fishing Grand Prix, click here.  You may purchase your food/drink tickets now.

 


Event

The award party and event at will take place at Big Spring Spirits in Bellefonte from 6-9pm.  Contestants will be given 2 drink tickets toward beverages.  TCO will be providing light snacks and local beer. All attendants are welcome to order additional food or beverages on a separate tab.  As contestants arrive they will present their photo evidence to the judges and will be awarded points accordingly. 

Rules

  • Contestants will have to take a photo of all their eligible fish using personal cameras or cell phones. 
  • A time and date stamp from their device will be required to have a fish eligible for points. 
  • Points will be awarded in correspondence with fish species, size and relative difficulty to find and catch in the Central Pennsylvania region. ONLY ONE FISH FROM EACH CATEGORY WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR POINTS (you won’t be able to catch 60 8” brown trout and win).
  • Winners will be named and rewarded after judging and points will be allocated that evening. 
  • All contestants must be at checked in and done fishing at Big Spring Spirits by 6:00 pm June 24th to be eligible. 
  • All fish must be caught using fly-fishing gear and must be fair hooked, we are going on honor system here so don’t be a cheater!
  • Contestants will meet at 5:30 am June 24th at TCO fly shop in State College to review the rules and register for the event. 
  • Pre-registration will be open before the event starting June 1st.

TCO will provide additional materials for use in scoring the contest that morning.  There will be a good deal of driving during this tournament, we encourage all are participants to obey local speed limits and laws.  Any contestant found guilty of violating local laws during the tournament will be disqualified.  TCO Employees and their immediate families are not eligible to win prizes but may participate just for the fun! 

*****NOTICE IMPORTANT*****

Due to the nature of this tournament (you will be fishing multiple watersheds) the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has asked us to ask all participants to please be conscious of fishing Spring Creek and avoiding the spread of New Zealand mud snails. If you plan on fishing Spring Creek, please have a separate pair of boots that you will use only on the Spring Creek watershed or make sure that Spring Creek is your last stop for the day. New Zealand mud snails are very resilient, and you run the risk of spreading them to our other watersheds. Merely disinfecting your boots will not kill them, you must freeze your boots or treat with hot water (over 140 degrees) for at least 10 minutes. If you plan on fishing Spring Creek for the All Fins In event, TCO will do our best to provide you with a loaner pair of boots for the day. Please contact georgecosta@tcoflyfishing.com if you have questions. Thanks!

SOME OF THE FANTASTIC PRIZES INCLUDE!

  • Scott Radian 10’ 4 Weight
  • G Loomis IMX Pro rod 9’ 8 Weight
  • Winston Nimbus 9 ‘ 5 Weight
  • $500 Simms Shopping Spree
  • Orvis Gift Pack
  • Abel TR Reel
  • Lamson Liquid 3 pack
  • Ross Reel
  • Costa Sunglasses
  • Prize packs from Yeti, Rio, Fishpond Scientific Anglers and many more!!  


Award Categories

First Place Individual - Individual who catches the most species and accrues the most points according to allocation

First Place Team - Team who catches the most species and accrues the most points according to allocation.

Second Place Individual - Second Individual highest total

Second Place Team - Second Team highest total

Third Place Individual - Third Individual highest total

Third Place Team - Third Team highest total 

There will also be bonus surprise categories!

Point Structure-  Check out the list and plan your route!!

 

Species Size Points Awarded

Brown Trout

under 12"

2

Brown Trout

12"-18"

3

Brown Trout

18" over

5

Rainbow Trout

under 12"

2

Rainbow Trout

12"-18"

3

Rainbow Trout

18" over

5

Brook Trout

under 10"

2

Brook Trout

over 10"

5

Banana fish aka Palomino

under 16"

2

Banana fish aka Palomino

over 16"

3

Tiger Trout

any size

10

Lake Trout

any size

5

Smallmouth Bass

under 12"

2

Smallmouth Bass

12"-18"

3

Smallmouth Bass

18" over

5

Largemouth Bass

under 15"

3

Largemouth Bass

over 15"

5

Spotted Bass

any size

3

Rock bass

any size

2

Crappie

any size

2

Sunfish

any size

2

Bluegill

any size

2

Pumpkinseed

any size

2

Yellow perch

any size

2

White Perch

any size

2

Striped bass

any size

10

White bass

any size

8

Walleye

any size

8

Sauger

any size

10

Musky

under 30"

8

Musky

30"-42"

12

Musky

over 42"

15

Tiger Musky

under 30"

10

Tiger Musky

over 30"

12

Pike

any size

8

Pickerel

any size

3

Carp

any size

5

Bowfin

any size

8

Burbot

any size

10

Fallfish

any size

2

Golden sucker

any size

3

White sucker

any size

3

Quillback

any size

10

Catfish

any size

10

Eel

any size

30

Sculpin

any size

20

Chubs all types

any size

3

Freshwater Drum

any size

10

Dace

any size

3

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