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Bob MacDonald's 1st place fly, the Blue Rat
And the winners are .....

RiverMagic 2010 Fly Tying Championship

Announcement of Winners


Winners of the RiverMagic 2010 Fly Tying Championship are:


Macdonald, Bob, NS           1st                    St. Croix Imperial Fly Rod

MacNeil, David, NS             2nd                   Okuma SLV Fly Reel

Lutes, Lloyd, NB                   3rd                    Rio Windcutter II Fly Line

Clory, Nick, PEI                    4th                    Fly Box with 12 coyote salmon flies

Campbell, John, NB             5th                    Redington Fishing Vest


Honourable Mention, in alphabetical order:


Bradshaw, Todd, NS

Conrad, Tony, NS

MacPherson, Erik, NS

Moroz, Don, NB

Opra, Peter, NS

Pentz, Roland, NS


Thanks a lot to all entrants. All entries are worthy contenders, and our entrants range from a rising star of only 10 months on the vise to veterans of up to 35 years hackling hooks. You all helped to promote our hobby of fly tying through your participation and we hope you’ll enter again in 2011.


Thanks to our panel of judges, Sandy Barnhill, John Cameron Sr., and Damian Welsh.  Thanks also to Scott Doncaster, Don MacLean, Jacques Heroux and the Dieppe Fly Tying Club for help and support. And, of course, congratulations to the winners!



Bill Carpan

Click here to see the flies!

River Magic Fly-Tying Championship - 2010

River Magic’s first annual Fly Tying Championship is your chance to show your fly-tying talents, win amazing prizes, and have your flies featured in the press and on our website. The rules for our contest are simple, and you have a good chance of winning.

How to Enter

1. Each flytyer should enter only ONCE - no multiple entries. Tie and submit ONE OFFICIAL FLY,  selected from the OFFICIAL FLY PATTERNS -  Cosseboom, Muddler, or Salmon Bomber. See link at the bottom of this page for photos & specs of the OFFICIAL FLIES.

2. Tie and submit ONE TIE-BREAKER FLY of your choice. Select a fly you would use under actual fishing conditions. Be sure to include a complete recipe of the materials used to create your tie-breaker fly. Use the Official Fly Patterns as examples of how to complete a recipe.

3. Download & complete the official Entry Form, including all contact information and the recipe for your tie-breaker fly pattern.

4. Carefully package your flies, including the printed Entry Form and recipe description for the tiebreaker fly, and mail to:

River Magic Productions

9718 Hwy 7, RR 2 Aspen

Stillwater, NS Canada B0H 1E0

All flies and related materials must be received at River Magic’s Fly Shop on or before Friday, March 19, 2010 no later than 5:00 p.m. (AT).


A panel of judges will select the top 20 mandatory flies. The tiers who create the top 20 mandatory flies will progress to step two: judging of the tiebreaking flies. The top five will win prizes and recognition in the press, on our website, and be displayed in our fly shop until next year. All flies entered become the property of River Magic.

Judging, announcement of winners, & display of winning flies was to take place at the Dieppe Fly Fishing Forum on March 27 - 28, 2010, but this was postponed due to illness. An independent panel of three judges has been appointed. Judging and announcement of winners will happen shortly.


First:           St. Croix Imperial fly rod with case – 9 ft, 4 pc, 8-wt           

Second:     Okuma SLV fly reel - size 8-9

Third:         Rio Windcutter II fly line - WF-8-F

Fourth:       Fly box with 12 coyote salmon flies

Fifth:          Redington fishing vest

Want to Know More?

Keep watching this section of website rivermagic.ca for more details, or contact us via email: bill_carpan@rivermagic.ca

Click here to see photos & specs for Official Flies
Click to download official Entry Form (PDF)