Tim “Fishman” Emery and the rest of the South Platte Pro-Am Carp Slam organizing crew have been working like mad dogs to put together this event. Fifteen teams of professional fly fishing guide and amateur combinations will stalk wary carp on the metropolitan South Platte River, and raise awareness of the fishery in the process. The World Fishing Network is covering the event, and the purse is bigger and better than ever…
- First Place – $1,000 split between the winning team; Trouts Fly Fishing supplied that moolah.
- Second Place – Amateur prize is Simms Rivershed Boots and Headwater Waist Pack; Michael White and Simms River Products provided this gear.
- Third Place – Amateur prize is Ross World Wide Essence 690-4 Fly Rod and Airius Fly #3 Fly Reel; thanks going to Barry Reynolds, Brad Befus and Ross Worldwide for this package.
- Biggest Trout – $250 for one lucky amateur; cash donated by Denver Trout Unlimited.
Here is the schedule for the event…
6:30 PM – Participants meet at Fuel Cafe for drawing of teams and beats. Competitors bag distribution will happen, and beer will be available. This meeting is optional for volunteers. Any competitor who cannot attend should inform chair Tim Emery.
UPDATE: Meeting time is now 6:00 PM.
6:30 AM – Volunteers arrive, check in, get maps, directions, and bagels and coffee.
7:00 AM – Pros and amateurs arrive and check in; maps and directions are distributed to them, along with similar munchies.
7:30 AM – Teams and volunteers review contest rules
8:00 AM – Travel to beats and scout
8:30 AM – Morning session begins
11:30 AM – Morning session ends
When the morning session is complete, competitors will return to Fuel Cafe for lunch; guests are welcome to attend, and can purchase lunch for a $20 donation. There will be a presentation from World Fishing Network of $2,000 to Denver Trout Unlimited, and Barry Reynolds will lend his thoughts.
1:30 PM – Travel to beats and scout
2:00 PM – Afternoon session begins
5:00 PM – Afternoon session ends
Afterward, everyone will return to Fuel Cafe for scoring, awards, a silent auction, and the post-game party. James Snyder, competitor and Broken Holmes drummer, is providing the entertainment.
Fuel Cafe is located at 3455 Ringsby Court, #105, Denver, CO 80216 – it’s south of I-70 and southeast of the Washington & 38th Street split. There should be adequate parking available. You can get directions to Fuel Cafe here.
Be there (stinky, smelly, and wearing a gorilla suit) or be square.