EVENT DATE: Jun 15, 2013
Number Paint Creek Trout Caught 2012: 37.0
DEADLINE TO GIVE: Jun 15, 2013
DEADLINE TO REGISTER: Jun 15, 2013
The Paint Creek One Fly (http://pc1f.jigsy.com/
) is a non-profit fly fishing centered event located in Downtown Rochester, Michigan.
In the One Fly tournament your goal is to catch, measure and release as many trout as you can within the event fishing period. At the start of the day you must select a single fly for the event. Once you have selected your One Fly for the day, you must use only that fly for scoring points. The One Fly concept is not wholly about fly fishing, nor competitive fishing, but more about friendship, good humor, good times and raising funds for a good cause - Casting for Recovery.
This year all net proceeds will be donated to Casting for Recovery (http://castingforrecovery.org/about
). Casting for Recovery was founded on the principles that the natural world is a healing force and that women at any age or stage of treatment and/or recovery from breast cancer deserve one weekend free of charge and free of the stresses from medical treatment, home, or workplace to experience something new and challenging while enjoying beautiful surroundings within an intimate, safe, and nurturing structure that helps them address quality of life issue moving beyond a cancer diagnosis.
In addition, this year we have added a few new surprises!
The Caddis Cup - This is a special division of the one fly where any philanthropic organization can enter teams of 2 for $200.00 per team. This includes groups like Trout Unlimited, The FFF, The MFFC as well as organizations like the Fly Girls and the Field and Stream Team. Designed as a way to promote some local competition amongst these organizations, the winners will take home half of all the Caddis Cup team entry fees for the organization they represent as well as the coveted Caddis Cup.
Priority Start Times - This year in addition to the entry fee, teams are encouraged raise additional donations through friends, family and corporate sponsorships. To help facilitate this request teams are encouraged to set up their own website through the link found above. The 3 teams who raise the most donations will be rewarded through priority start times and their choice of water. Anyone who has fished this event in the past knows how big of an advantage that can be.
The "Buy a Fly" - get out of jail free card. Prior to the event each participant will have the option to purchase the rights to use a second fly should the first become lost or unusable. Once the event begins, the cost to buy these rights will double. As some of our most experienced anglers will tell you, it really stinks to lose your fly in the first 5 minutes of the event and not have the rest of your fish qualify for the remainder of the day.
“Buy an Inch” – Lastly teams will have the option to purchase up to 5 inches of fish prior to the competition during the registration period. This will be tacked on the teams total at the end of the competition and be scored accordingly. As this competition usually comes down to 1 fish separating the first place team from the rest of the group, this could make the difference between going home with and without bragging rights.
To get signed up above and get started fundraising. Click the black "ADD A TEAM ON YOUR OWN" tab in the upper right hand corner of the page and follow the few simple steps to get going. The event is going to be bigger and better then ever this year. We look forward to seeing you there.