A simple list of minor (occasionally meaningless) fishing-related accolades and accomplishments from over the years.
Orvis 20 September Days Photo Contest: 1st Place
Our very own, @Maedbhryanphotography took home the top prize in Orvis’ annual fly fishing photography contest with the great Smoky Mountains shot below.
The Mayfly Project’s 25 on the Fly Tournament: 4th Place
Jake and I teamed up to take 4th out of 40+ teams in The Mayfly Project’s Inaugural event.
Gulf Coast Council FFI Suncatch Challenge
In August of 2021, I became the first individual to complete the Gulf Coast Council FFI Suncatch Challenge by recording the nine species below. Ben Roussel of Mountain to Marsh has since completed this challenge as well. Next stop…The All Suncatch.
Orvis 20 September Days Photo Contest: 2nd Place
@Maedbhryanphotography once again found herself among the Top 3 in Orvis’s annual photo contest. This time she took home 2nd place with the amazing silhouetted shot of an angler (yours truly) targeting striper at Crissy Fields Beach in San Francisco.
RSFF Jambalaya Challenge: 1st Place
KFF Mixed Bag Contest: 2nd Place
Fell short in the Kisatchie Fly Fishers’ Mixed bag contest as I recorded 27 Eligible Species good for 2nd place in the club’s annual competition.
KFF President’s Award
Presented by the KFF Board at the annual Christmas Party as a show of appreciation for this angler and blogs efforts to promote the club, and its activities. A much appreciated and unexpected acknowledgement.
Gulf Coast FFI Sweetwater Classic Bass tournament: 2nd Place
Battled the elements (30 F, 25 mph winds) and a dozen other brave souls to take 2nd place in this big bass tournament with the monster below! Sometimes persistence pays off.
The Mayfly Project’s 25 on the Fly Tournament: 1st Place
Facing a slightly smaller field and updated species list, Jake and I landed 13 of 18 target species on our way to a first place finish. Check out the pics and details here.