Mad Dog TU 2-Fly Tournament

Come join the Mad Dog chapter of Trout Unlimited for our 1st annual catch and release fly fishing event!

When: Sunday 9/15/2019 – the day after the Fly Rod Shop’s annual Vermont Fly Fishing Show in Stowe VT –

What: A dry/dropper fly fishing catch and release tournament – same style and size flies must be used all day

Where: The Winooski River and it’s tributaries

Who: Teams of 2 – limited to 20 teams

Why: All proceeds to benefit the Vermont Trout Camp –

Cost: $100 per team – includes post event BBQ and awards



Contact: Shawn Nailor at 802.223.4201 or

Proposed rules

  • Two (2) person teams
  • Maximum of 20 teams
  • Must fish Winooski between North Branch and Bolton dam
  • Can fish tributaries in that section up to first dam
  • 5 hours of actual fishing time
  • Walk and wade only, no boats
  • Each team gets to score the 6 fish of their choice
  • Photo based catch and release with ruler trays
  • Points based – 1 point per inch of fish, round down under 1/2″ otherwise round up ex. 93/4″ = 10 points; 93/8″ = 9 points
  • Plus 5 bonus points for each different species (brook, brown, rainbow)
  • Trout only
  • Must be a dry/dropper rig
  • Must use same fly patterns and size all day but can re-tie with new flies and adjust dropper length

Schedule for day

8:00 – 8:30 pre-fishing meeting at the Fly Rod Shop in Stowe

8:30 – 9:00 travel to river

9:00 – 2:00 competitive fishing time

2:00 – 2:30 travel back to Fly Rod Shop in Stowe

2:30 – 4:00 BBQ and awards


  • Most points – top 3 teams
  • Largest fish – top 3 individuals
  • Random drawings for MDTU hats and t-shirts


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