Author: Will Rice
June 20th, 2013 - 5-7pm
Do you have the casting skillz to pay the billz? Do you want a shot at winning a St. Croix Avid Fly Rod? Registration is free - step right up and go toe-to-toe with the best casters in the Mile High City. Queue the Fist Full of Dollars theme song.
Trouts Fly Fishing, St Croix, and PBR are proud to present the “303 Shootout” - a casting competition that will be held in Washington Park on June 20th. The “303 Shootout” is an addition to our regularly scheduled Casting & Cocktails event.
Grand Prize: a St. Croix Avid 5 wt 9ft Fly Rod
Sign Up: Registration for the “303 Shootout” is first-come-first-serve here at Trouts Fly Fishing. You must register in person – we’re not accepting phone or email registration.
Location: South East Corner of Washington Park (major intersection: Louisiana and Gilpin)
Date: Thursday June 20th/5:00-7:30pm (the contest will begin at 5:30pm)
Event Description: The “303 Shootout” is an amateur casting competition where twelve (12) anglers show off their casting skills head to head. Each angler will cast the same St. Croix Avid 5 wt rod, reel and line. Each angler will get three practice casts followed by three contest casts. There will be two rings set up: 1 at 40 ft. and one at 60 ft. A cast in the ring at 40 ft = 1 pt. A cast in a ring at 60 ft = 3 points. Maximum points in a round: 9 pts. If there are tying scores after the first 12 competitors cast the tying parties will move on to the next round and the rings will each be moved back 10 ft. Whoever wins a round with a decisively higher score wins a St. Croix Avid.
Casting & Cocktails – In addition to the casting contest, participants will be able to test cast different St. Croix rods which will be demo’d by St. Croix. This is a BYOB event and we encourage for everyone to bring 3.2 beer to stay within park regulations for picnic events.
Come down to the shop to sign up or just head over to Washington Park on June 20th – this event is going to be a lot of fun! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call the shop at 303.733.1434.