A national fly fishing tournament in New York is slated to begin in the next few weeks.
The 2016 National Fly Fishing Championship will take place on June 1 at Lake Placid. The tournament will last four days and anglers will compete to win the title of the country’s top fly angler along with a roster spot on the U.S. National Fly Fishing Team that plans on competing in the world championship of fly fishing later this year.
According to U.S. Fish and Wildlife information, there are approximately 3.83 million fly anglers decked out in waders and fishing clothes who share a love for the sport.
Three fishing areas along Lake Placid will host the anglers: West Branch of the Ausable River, the Saranac River and the Salmon River.
Watertown Daily Times reports that the Lake Placid region makes for great angling sites for both trout — who feed below the surface about 90% of the time — and bass.
Each angler participating in the tournament will be designated a 200-meter stretch of public stream where there is potential for local fishing to take place. There will be volunteer teams spread throughout the area to track what each angler catches.
Registration for this national tournament is limited to only 75 anglers and registration costs $50.
Fly fishing brings in about $750 million each year and men and women across the country are passionate about the sport. Sales are likely to increase over the next few months as summer weather approaches.
High-quality fly fishing equipment is necessary for any serious angler. It’s important to know who to talk to and where to go for quality equipment. You’ll be able to find discount fly rods that are still of the highest quality, fly fishing boxes that can store all your fishing items, fishing clothes, reels, and much more at an experienced sporting goods store.
Sportsman’s Finest has just about everything you could ever need for a fly fishing trip. They have discount fly rods that will still be able to bring in some of the largest trout ever, they can provide you with luggage for every fly fishing occasion, wading gear, and other accessories an angler — whether experienced or a beginner — might need.
If you want to learn more about this great sport, talk to experienced professionals, or check out some high-quality discount fly rods and other products, contact Sportsman’s Finest today!