The Legends of the Fly Invitational
The Legends of the Fly Invitational is a celebration of the Coastal Virginia fishery and Virginia’s fly fishing culture. Additionally, we hope to draw attention to Lynnhaven River Now’s efforts to enhance fish habitat while also providing support for our veterans through Project Healing Waters. This unique fly fishing-only tournament will allow participants to utilize wading or any watercraft of their choosing to fish their favorite locations.
Angler’s Dinner 9/30
Shorebreak Pizza and Tap House
(PARTICIPATES MUST PICK UP RULES AND NEEDED ITEMS AT CAPTAIN’S DINNER!)
Location: 2941 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach 23451
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Awards Dinner 10/1
Chic’s Oyster Bar
Location: 2143 Vista Circle, Virginia Beach 23451
Time: 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
(Buffet Dinner will be served thanks to Owners Cory Beisel and Mike Atkinson)
Lynnhaven River Clean Up 10/2
Lynnhaven River Now will provide location and time prior to the tournament. This is voluntary and participants will receive a discount on the 2017 Legends of the Fly Event tickets.
- IGFA Fly Fishing Rules apply
- Lines in at sunrise and report cards in by 4:30 pm at Chic’s Oyster Bar
- Anglers must take a picture of where you launched, your team, and your token
- Anglers must pick up token and measuring device at Captains Dinner
- Catch, Photo, and Release only!
- Fish MUST be photographed on provided measuring device with token
- When measuring fish, nose will be at zero and tail will be in natural position measured to fork length
- Fishing must occur within a 50 Mile radius of Chic’s Oyster Bar
- Fishing can be done via wading or water craft or angler’s choice
- All participates are required to follow USCG regulations
- Entry fee for teams covers 2 anglers
- Only 2 anglers per team
- Slam species are Red Drum, Summer Flounder, and Speckled Trout. Wild card species are Striped Bass and Bluefish.
- A slam is defined as a redfish, trout and flounder caught by a team on fly
- The object of the tournament is to catch a slam. The longest combined total of the three species for the team will be what is scored.
- If no one catches the three species defined as a slam then we go to a wildcard species
- Eligible wildcard species are defined as striped bass and bluefish.
- The only way a wildcard species is scored is if no team catches a slam. So if everyone catches two of the three species, then a wildcard species will replace the missing slam species and be totaled in the inches of the slam.
- Team awards will be given for the longest total inches.
- Individual awards will be given for biggest of a species (striper, flounder, trout, redfish)
- All fish must be measured on the measuring device provided at the captains meeting. Only one measuring device will be provided per team.
- In case of a tie, the team with the earlier time to complete the slam will be used to break the tie.
- Winners will be determined by the aggregate number of inches of the largest of each of the team’s three slam species
- If a tie occurs the winner will be determined by the earlier time the team’s card is turned in
- Teammates must be in the same boat or within view of one another at all times