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March 28, 2011

Hot Flies Winner Announced!

By Kirk Deeter

It turns out that naming the "5 Hottest Flies" sold by Cabela's last year was about as tough as picking a VCU-Butler Final Four matchup in your hoops bracket.

But with over 400 comments we do have a winner! One winner. "Flytie"... you get a special 50th Anniversary graphite fly rod because you named the top 5:

-Elk Hair Caddis - An easy call; many of you got that one.
-Copper John - A money nymph, because it's a bug pattern and weight, rolled into one.
-Woolly Bugger - If I were fishing a "one-fly" contest, this would be my pick.
-The Stimulator - Great attractor/stone/terrestrial.
-The Hopper - Actually Grand Hopper, but I gave credit for any hopper pattern.

I guess most of us (including myself... I only guessed two of the five) underestimated the power of the dry fly, instead choosing patterns like Prince nymphs, Pheasant Tails, and Hare's Ears. And the similarities between Elk Hair Caddis, Stimulator, and Grasshopper probably hung some of us up too. But the sales figures back up the point that people LOVE fishing dry flies, and the bigger, the better.

Okay Flytie... E-mail Tim@anglingtrade.com, and he'll get that rod sent out to you right away.

Thank you for playing... and get ready for another contest to win another rod next week!

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from themadflyfisher wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

Congratulations flytie !!

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from shadillac wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

Are you giving out the consolation prize flies based on who got 4/5 correct in chronological order?

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from shadillac wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

Are you giving out the consolation prize flies based on who got 4/5 correct in chronological order?

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from buckhunter wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

The Hopper, who would have thought. Congrats Flytie.

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from Koldkut wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

The Hopper, Stimi, and EHC.....that is a lot of dries.

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from Hoski wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

Congrats Flytie, let us know how you like the rod.

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from Hoski wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

Congratulations Flytie! Let us know how you like the rod.

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from Hoski wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

Congratulations Flytie! Let us know how you like the rod.

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from Shark Bait 911 wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

"the simulator" that is a funny name.

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from Christian Emter wrote 3 years 2 weeks ago

Well that sucks

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from Big Mike wrote 3 years 2 weeks ago

I'll take a purple haze over that stimi any day...

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from themadflyfisher wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

Congratulations flytie !!

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from shadillac wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

Are you giving out the consolation prize flies based on who got 4/5 correct in chronological order?

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from shadillac wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

Are you giving out the consolation prize flies based on who got 4/5 correct in chronological order?

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from buckhunter wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

The Hopper, who would have thought. Congrats Flytie.

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from Koldkut wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

The Hopper, Stimi, and EHC.....that is a lot of dries.

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from Hoski wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

Congrats Flytie, let us know how you like the rod.

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from Hoski wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

Congratulations Flytie! Let us know how you like the rod.

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from Hoski wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

Congratulations Flytie! Let us know how you like the rod.

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from Shark Bait 911 wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

"the simulator" that is a funny name.

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from Christian Emter wrote 3 years 2 weeks ago

Well that sucks

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from Big Mike wrote 3 years 2 weeks ago

I'll take a purple haze over that stimi any day...

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