Granby Fly Fishing Tournament nets anglers nice prizes
July 9, 2008
The results are in for the 2008 Granby Fly Fishing Tournament held Saturday and Sunday, June 28-29.
Seventeen two-person teams competed in the event. The tournament is sponsored by the Granby Chamber of Commerce and Edgewater Resort.
The winning team of the 2008 tournament was Caleb Vanwagner and Adam Long based upon their total score over the two days of competition. They won the top prize of Orvis T3 Rods.
The tournament was a see-saw battle between the teams with the overall winner being based upon their total catches. The first day’s results were led by the team of Anne Reid and Marcia Scofield. On the second day of competition, the team of Perry Baker and Cody Arnold had the top catches for that day.
Each participant was also entered into the Individual Category with the winner being selected by the best score for either Saturday or Sunday. Perry Baker won first place with score of 64. He was awarded Patagonia Watermaster II Waders as his prize.
In the tournament’s Big Fish competition, the best length for fish from Saturday or Sunday was a tie between Perry Baker and Collin Papuga. To break the tie, a “fish-off” was held between the two to determine the winner. They each had to catch two fish from the ponds at Edgewater Resort with the fish with the best length winning.
After some intense fishing, Papuga was declared the winner after catching a 22.5-inch fish. He was awarded a Fishpond Wasatch Tech Pack.
The tournament officials also presented the Skunked Award, which is normally given to the contestant who did not catch a fish. Since there was more than one person who did not catch a fish on a given day, the judges decided to give the “award” to Marcia Scofield, who was in the lead on Saturday but did not catch a fish on Sunday. She was awarded a Barbie Fishing Pole.
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