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  1. Teams will consist of two participating fishermen. Alternates may be arranged.
  2. The contestants in each boat will be from different teams.
  3. There will be absolutely no bribing of the Guides or Judges.
  4. Each of the two days of fishing will be split into two sessions – A morning session and an afternoon session.
  6. The amount of all “DONATIONS” earned during the contest will be posted at each evening event. The participant(s) will receive an invoice after the tournament for payment of their “DONATIONS” or final payment can be made at the Friday night banquet in the form of a check.


  1. Contestants will furnish their own fly fishing equipment or rental equipment. A contestant may bring or rent one additional fly rod, reel and line.
  2. Type of fly rod, reel and fly line is left to the judgment of the individual contestant.
  3. The use of fly floatant, lead weight, leaders or any other accessories will be at the discretion of the contestant.
  4. Use of mechanical or electric propulsion (motors) on boats during the contest hours is prohibited.
  5. No real or artificial fish attractants such as scents are permitted (this is considered “bait” under Wyoming Game & Fish rules).

The Contest Flies

  1. Two (2) Fly Maximum
    Each contestant will fish with two (2) flies at all times during the contest hours.
  2. Two (2) Pattern Choices
    Each contestant will choose the two (2) fly patterns they will use each day and notify their guide prior to official fishing time so that it may be officially recorded. Different fly patterns may be used on the second day.

    • Two conventional fly patterns (dry, wet, nymph, streamer, etc.) may be used as long as each individual fly is no larger than size #2 with a shank length not to exceed 4X. (Exception: In the interest of safety, a single streamer may be used.)
    • Two flies of the same pattern may be used even if they vary in size. For example, two Aunt Betty’s Specials size #32 and #18 may be used or even two of Betty’s size #32.
  3. Flies
    Lead headed jigs or molded head jigs, Clouser Minnows, or flies with dumbbell eyes or bead heads are permissible as long as they do NOT exceed the size specification in ‘A’ above.
  4. Hooks
    All flies must be on a single barbless hook or a hook with the barb pushed closed. No tandem or stinger flies may be used although articulated flies with one hook are permitted.
  5. Different Fly Sizes and Replacements
    The contestant may use as many different sizes or replacements of each chosen pattern during the competition day from his own stock. For example, the angler may switch from a size #8 brown conehead to a size #4 brown conehead without cost but he may NOT switch to another color. Change of colors or patterns will incur a donation as detailed in section “F” below.
  6. Pattern/Color Changes
    Any contestant desiring to change one or both fly patterns during the competition day can purchase the privilege for $25.00, in the form of a donation to the charity. The $25 donation purchases one fly pattern change. There will be no limit to the number of switches for “compulsive fly changers” except for their capacity to donate to the designated charity.
  7. Lost flies or flies with broken hooks may readily be replaced from the contestant’s personal inventory.

The Scoring

The intent of the TWO FLY scoring system is to minimize the needless handling of any fish caught while retaining the excitement of successfully landing a prized fish.

  1. Total Scoring Fish
    Only two trout will be scored from each morning and afternoon session each day (four per day) for a total of eight (8) fish during the contest. The guide must witness the release of each fish to ascertain the fish is unharmed. Each angler is encouraged to continue fishing after selecting his “scored” trout because a scored fish may be replaced under Rule “C” below. If a contestant only chooses to score one trout or fails to land a second scoring fish, he will receive a zero (0) score for the second trout during the fishing session.
  2. Scoring Fish
    Each contestant will decide whether to score the trout and notify to the guide of his intent prior to netting the trout or touching the leader. Only trout exceeding sixteen (16) inches will receive points. Trout chosen for scoring but not meeting the sixteen inch requirement will be counted in the contestants’ scoring as a measured fish scoring zero (0) points.

    • A keen sense of length is encouraged in order to avoid the pitfall of “pre-mature” measurement. The “zero” scoring fish may be replaced per “C” below.
  3. Substituting a Fish
    A larger (or if you misjudged the size a smaller) trout may be substituted for a fish already scored but ONLY FOR THE CURRENT FISHING SESSION. The replacement donation amount will be assessed at $100.00 for the substitution and $10.00 per inch for each inch larger (or smaller) than the previously scored fish.

    • For example, in the Morning Session, a contestant has two fish, one measuring 17 inches and one measuring 20 inches. During that Morning Session, he lands a 22 inch fish (notifying the guide he intends to score the fish prior to netting or touching the leader in accordance with the rules). The donation will be $150.00 to the charity ($100 for the substitution and $50.00 for the 5 inch increase). In the event the replacement fish is smaller than the fish to be replaced (the 17 inch fish in this case), the $100.00 for the substitution and $10.00 per per inch donation will also be applied (e. g. a 16 inch fish replacing a 17 inch fish will cost $110.00). Once again a keen sense of length is encouraged.
    • An Afternoon Session fish cannot be used to replace a Morning Session score or a score from the previous day.
    • Once again, the number of “Substitutions” is limited only to the ability of the contestant to make the appropriate donations.
  4. Buying a Mulligan
    • The intent of the Mulligan fish substitution is to give the luckless fisherman an opportunity to achieve a minimal scoring addition, increase competition and “flex” your wallet for the beneficiaries.
    • Each competitor is entitled to purchase ONE Mulligan per fishing day (maximum of two for the tournament). The Mulligan for Thursday’s competition must be used on Thursday and cannot be carried over to Friday. The Mulligan purchased for Friday can only be used on Friday.
    • Each Mulligan will be purchased, in the form of a $100.00 donation to the Two Fly Foundation. Mulligans are only available for purchase during the Ice Breaker event on Wednesday evening.
    • A Mulligan fish substitution can only be used for a “non-fish” score (no fish caught and measured).
    • A Mulligan cannot be substituted for a less than 16 inch fish score i. e. a fish chosen for scoring but too short to qualify.
    • The Mulligan will score as if it were a 16 inch fish (10 points).
    • The choice to exercise the Mulligan must be done at the end of each fishing day.
    • A purchased Mulligan is NOT transferable between teammates nor among other competitors. A used Mulligan will be made known to the Guide at the end of the day it is used and will be noted on the Score Card by the Guide.
    • A purchased Mulligan is NOT transferable between teammates nor among other competitors. A used Mulligan will be made known to the Guide at the end of the day it is used and will be noted on the Score Card by the Guide.
  5. Brown Trout Are Wild (new rule for 2010)
    • Brown Trout exceeding 16 inches will be scored as a bonus fish according to the points in Section “I” (below) but will not count against the two (2) trout per session limitation.
      • For an example, an 18 inch brown will score 20 additional points during a fishing session in which the competitor lands two scoring rainbows and the brown.
    • Any number of brown trout bonus fish may be scored in each session.
  6. Releasing Fish
    All trout not chosen for scoring will be immediately released; preferably without removing them from the water.
  7. Fighting and Netting Fish
    The contestant and the guide must remain in the boat at all times while fighting, landing and/or netting a fish.
  8. Any Trout Killed or ruled by the guide to be unable to survive will be counted against the contestants’ 2 fish per session score and will have no point value.
  9. Measuring the Fish
    All measurements will be performed by the guide using the “fish friendly” measuring tube provided. All scoring fish will be measured with their nose against the stop at the end of the fish tube and the rays of their tail compressed to achieve maximum measurement (in accordance with Wyoming Game & Fish measuring procedure). All trout scored will be rounded down to the nearest whole inch. For example, a 17.75 inch trout will score as a 17 inch trout. The guide will record each trout on an official scoring sheet issued to each angler for the competition. The guide will verify each fish by initialing beside every scored fish.
  10. Tie Breaker
    In the event more than one team has the same score upon completion of competition on Friday at 5:00 pm, the teams will be ranked in order of their total “charitable donation” amounts as of 5:00pm Friday, highest to lowest. In the event two teams remain tied after the “charitable donation” ranking, a flip of the coin will be used to determine the winning team. The team with the highest team number will call the coin.
  11. Biggest Fish Tie Breaker In the event more than one person has the same size “big fish” upon completion of competition Friday at 5:00 pm, the individuals will be ranked in order of their total individual “charitable donation” amounts as of 5:00pm Friday, highest to lowest. In the event two or more individuals remain tied after the individual “charitable donations” ranking, the individuals will be ranked in order of their team total “charitable donations”. A flip of the coin will be used to determine the winning individual in the event the “charitable donation” ranking by team does not produce a winner. The individual with the highest team number will call the coin.(Qualifying “charitable donations” are: Mulligan purchases, Guide/Competitor hookings, Pattern Changes and Fish Substitutions.)

Fishing Procedure

  1. Federal and State Rules and Regulations governing the waters to be fished will be strictly observed.
  2. No intentional fishing to spawning fish.
  3. All main River channels are fishable.
  4. Only trout species will be counted for scoring. Each sucker, carp or walleye caught will NOT be penalized other than the fishing time lost by the contestant fooling around with a non-scoring fish.
  5. Foul hooked trout will not be scored and must be returned to the water immediately. Foul hooked fish of any species will NOT be penalized other than fishing time lost to releasing the fish.
  6. Hooking a guide or competitor, in the interest of safety, will incur a penalty in the form of a $50.00 donation to the designated charity (a one time penalty per session).
  7. Fishing Hours
    Day One Hours are from 9:00am to Noon and 1:00pm to 5:00pm.
    Day Two Hours are from 8:00am to Noon and 1:00 to 4:30pm.
    * One hour is allotted for lunch and competitor exchange at a designated rendezvous location beginning at noon each day. Official scoring will cease between Noon and 1:00pm each day and promptly at the end of each day’s session.
  8. Contestants Must Rotate from front seat to the rear seat position at the half-way time point of each fishing session. The morning rotation must occur at 10:30am and the afternoon rotation must occur at 3:00pm. Contestants will mutually agree on the initial boat position assignment. This rotation must occur even if an angler ceases to compete through completion of his daily score (see Scoring below).
  9. The person in the front of the boat has the choice of boat position, within reason, such as right or left bank, casting distances etc. or stopping the boat at legally permissible locations. Each guide will be the sole judge regarding the safety, legality and advisability of any requested maneuver.
Point scale fish
Under 16″ – 0 Points
16 inches – 10 Points
17 inches – 15 Points
18 inches – 20 Points
19 inches – 25 Points
20 inches – 30 Points
21 inches – 35 Points
22 inches – 40 Points
23 inches – 45 Points
24 inches – 50 Points
25 inches – 55 Points
26 inches – 60 Points
27 inches – 65 Points
* Trout over 27 inches add 10 points per inch over 27 inches. For example, a 32.5 inch trout would round down to an even 32 inches (or 5 inches over 27). Thus, the SCORE = 65 + (5 inches x 10 points) = 115 points.