Rules, Guidelines, & Registration
2018 Annual Mystery Fly® Tournament Information
February 24, 2018
7:00 AM until 12:00 Noon
Lower Mountain Fork River; Broken Bow, OK
Starting Point – NEW! Canoe and Kayak Rental Parking Lot – across bridge from BB Fly Shop.
Pairings will be drawn just prior to the start.
Join us FRIDAY evening (the 23rd) for dinner and the LMFRF Meeting at 5:00 pm at the Forest Heritage Center.
The Rules are Simple
- As the name implies, everyone gets the same one fly but you won’t know what it is until the morning of the tournament. No bait, lures or droppers (An M-80 is NOT a fly).
- You MUST be a current dues paying member of the LMFRF.
- If you are a current guide on the LMFR or guided on the river in 2017 you are NOT eligible to fish in the tournament.
- Each contestant will be provided the exact same fly pattern. This fly will be the only fly eligible for use in the contest. The fly pattern will be kept secret until the start of the contest.
- As this IS a fun fundraiser, there will also be the availability to purchase ONE identical “Mulligan” fly. But only PRIOR to the start of the tournament.
- Each contestant will fish that fly (flies) ONLY. Lose the fly (flies), you are out.
- The fly may be cut off the leader and retied as needed. Your partner must be notified that you are doing this.
- A fly that is broken off on an obstruction may be retrieved and retied to the leader. Your partner must be notified that you are doing this.
- A scored fish is one that is brought to hand and released; no “LDR’s”. Your partner must be notified that a fish has been landed and scored.
- Each contestant is responsible for keeping his or her own score.
- A “Mulligan” fly of the same pattern may be purchased BEFORE the beginning of the tournament. Once the tournament starts, mulligans cannot be bought.
- Each Trout will be scored as ONE POINT
- Any Trout over 12″ and less than 14″ will receive an additional point (total of 2 points
- Any Trout of 14″ and less than 16″ will receive an additional 2 points (total of 3 points)
- Any Trout of 16″ and less than 18″ will receive an additional 3 points (total of 4 points)
- Any Trout of 18″ and less than 20″ will receive an additional 5 points (total of 6 points)
- Any Trout 20″ or over will receive an additional 9 points (total of 10 points)
- Any Brown Trout over 10″ receives a 4 point bonus.
- ONLY Trout count – no other species of anything.
- He or she with the MOST POINTS wins.
- A contestant will be disqualified for:
- tying on a new fly for any reason other than to use your pre-purchased mulligan. Announce this to your partner.
- hindering the landing of someone else’s fish.
- Any other cheating-type offense.
Rob Woodruff is the Judge for the contest and all decisions by the Judge is final.
The event is open only to members of the LMFRF who have paid their membership fees (guides are not eligible).
The entry fee is $75. All contestants must be paid members of the LMFRF. If you are not currently a LMFRF member in good standing, you must also submit your membership fee along with your $75 registration fee.
You can pre-register below. You can also pay your 2018 dues, or join the LMFRF by clicking on the JOIN/RENEW button on the Home page tab or clicking here.
On site registration begins at the Lower Spillway Creek Bridge Parking Lot in Beavers Bend State Park at 6:30 AM.
Only the first 36 entrants will receive the famed, cherished, embroidered, 2016 LMFRF “Mystery Fly” cap.
All proceeds go to benefit the Lower Mountain Fork River Foundation’s efforts to improve the trout fishery on the Mountain Fork River.
PRIZES MAY INCLUDE FREE LODGING AT VARIOUS CABINS IN THE AREA, MEALS AT SEVERAL OF OUR AREA RESTAURANTS, FLY FISHING EQUIPMENT AND/OR ACCESSORIES!!