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    Caleb Welborn
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Win a Fly Tester: VOTE Micro-Spine Fly Tying Contest

Vote on Your Favorite Fly for a Chance to Win Prizes From Some of Your Favorite Brands

12 Prizes = 12 Chances For You To Win!

Over the last 4 weeks, fly tyers around the world submitted flies to the #MicroSpineFlyTyingContest which we put on with some of your favorite brands to challenge fly tyers to push the limits of fly tying.

The Flymen team chose a winner each week, and now it's up to YOU to decide the final grand prize winners and have the chance to win the same 12 prizes that the finalists will win, PLUS a Redington Fly Rod! If you vote, you will be entered into a drawing to win the following prizes.

The Prizes

All finalists will win a NEW 2020 Edition Fly Tester! If you've already pre-ordered a Fly Tester and are selected as a finalist, you can choose to receive store credit of equal value as your prize instead.

The Fly Tester is currently available for pre-order. We are in phase 2 of the pre-orders and the phase 2 Fly Tester units will ship in June. Each finalist will have a Fly Tester reserved for them.

Results

Giveaway winners

Emails will be sent to giveaway winners. If unclaimed within 3 days, we will redraw.

Fly Tying Contest Winners – Finalist Voting Round Complete

1st place

By @bradensherwood_: A Micro Feather Game Changer hybrid diver tied with one Micro-Spine Tail Shank, three 6 mm Micro-Spines, and four 8 mm Micro-Spines. The spines are palmered with hen saddle and filler flash. Finished with Surface Seducer Dragon Eyes in 7 mm Arctic Gray.

2nd place

Steve Yewchuck (@envisionflyworks) took a crayfish pattern that has produced some amazing fish and downsized it using two 8 mm Micro-Spines, one 6 mm Micro-Spine, and 1 tail shank Micro-Spine. When stripped it has a natural fleeing tail action.

3rd place

Brandon Bailes (@panther_branch_bugs) tied this Amphibian fly using one tail shank Micro-Spine, three 8 mm Micro-Spines, and two 10 mm Fish-Spines. The foam tipped tail helps to suspend on the pause and hook is keeled to ride hook point up.

4th place

By @agne: Pandalus borealis, inspiration from @seafly907. Fish-Skull Chocklett's Articulated Micro-Spine shanks 1 tail shank, 1x6mm, 1x8mm.

5th place

Morgan Eddy (@va_muddler) tied this Mutant Helgi Game Changer with 1 tail shank Micro-Spine, five 6 mm Micro-Spines, a streamer brush, rubber legs, and UV resin. 

6th-12th place

@karl.onning): Mini EN-sculpin tied with 1x tail, 1x 6mm, and 2x 8mm Micro-Spines plus a mini Fish-Skull Sculpin Helmet.

Devan Sieben (@devansieben): Tied with Micro-Spines and a homemade brush.

Herman deGala (@fly_tying_clips): Tied with five 8mm Articulated Micro-Spines.

By @bfgdoesntcatchfish: Micro-Spine Articulated Trout Slider. It uses the Fish-Skull Articulated Micro-Spines: 1 tail shank, 1 x 6 mm shank, and 2 x 8 mm shanks.

By @havocflyco: A lot of movement in this little 3” baitfish using Fish-Skull Articulated Micro-Spines: 1 tail shank, 3 of the 6 mm, 3 of the 8 mm, rabbit In chinchilla with the cdc multi clamp, a little gray and red schlappen, finished off with a Fish-Skull Baitfish Head and some Loon UV in black and orange for the fun of it.

By @flyboyco128: Big Ugly Critter tied with six 8 mm Micro-Spines for the legs and a Nymph-Head Wiggle Tail Shank.

 

By @feather.and.fly: The Swimming Dead. Moves like a dying baitfish, drives trout and bass crazy. Uses a 6 mm Tail Shank Micro-Spine and three 8 mm Micro-Spines.

 

  • Post author
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Comments on this post (123)

  • Apr 24, 2020

    #11

    — Agustin Turiello

  • Apr 24, 2020
    looks amazingly real!

    — Renee Morgan

  • Apr 23, 2020

    Number 3 is my vote. I think when fished it would have a natural motion and it looks amazing also.

    — Britt Hoberg

  • Apr 23, 2020

    #11

    — Pete Graham

  • Apr 23, 2020

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  • Apr 23, 2020

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  • Apr 23, 2020
    gets my vote, All the flies look amazing!

    — Orestes Castro

  • Apr 23, 2020

    @bradensherwood_ #10 beautiful deer hair work

    — Joe in Atl

  • Apr 23, 2020
    Amazing deer hair work

    — Capt. Parker Mauck

  • Apr 23, 2020
    Fly #7 gets my vote, awesome!!!

    — Eugene O'Dell

  • Apr 23, 2020
    gets my vote , awesome!!!

    — Eugene O'Dell

  • Apr 22, 2020

    All these patters are just great. Nice to see new creativity.

    Reminds me of the Red Salamanders we have in our area. We used to fish them for Bass and they were killers. Endangered specie now though. Very nice tie My pick for over all fishability and tiers proficiency, especially in spinning and trimming deer hair.

    — Blaine Willis

  • Apr 22, 2020

    All amazing streamers!

    — Chris leung

  • Apr 22, 2020

    Fly #3 looks like the “real deal”.

    — Tom Denton

  • Apr 22, 2020
    gets my vote

    — Samuel Stewart

  • Apr 22, 2020

    Finalist fly 10 if my favorite! 4 is a close second

    — Brennan pietrowski

  • Apr 22, 2020
    this fly is the cleanest in the bunch. That thing would fish well dead drifted, jigged along the bottom, swung or stripped. Not the most “creative,” but the most functional fly out of all of them. I can just picture it’s movement now.

    — Chris

  • Apr 22, 2020

    They are all amazing! Number #7 is so realistic! I love it and admire the craftsmanship of all of the entries!

    — Kim

  • Apr 22, 2020

    They are all amazing! Number #7 is so realistic! I love it and admire the craftsmanship of all of the entries!

    — Kim

  • Apr 21, 2020

    #2, Morgan Eddy

    — Cori

  • Apr 21, 2020
    gets my vote. I love the fact that it is made very simple. My experience is the simpler the fly, the more fish you’ll catch.

    — Alex Harris

  • Apr 21, 2020
    is my favorite.

    — Carter Keller

  • Apr 21, 2020

    Tasty treat

    — Ed Nell

  • Apr 21, 2020

    My good friend Morgan Eddy gets my vote hands down everyday!!!

    — Casey

  • Apr 21, 2020

    My good friend Morgan gets my vote hands down everyday!!!

    — Casey

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