Gearing Up For The Women's Fall Fly Classic


Lady competitors are to take aim at bonefish, tarpon, snook and redfish during the third annual Women?s Fall Fly Classic, set for Wednesday through Friday, Oct. 4-7, in Islamorada.

Formerly called the Women?s World Invitational Fly Championship Bonefish Series, the revamped three-day challenge invites elite lady anglers to compete for points and implement their strategies for landing an elusive backcountry slam (tarpon, snook and redfish) or a flats slam (tarpon, permit and bonefish) to secure a tournament win.

Kickoff is set for Tuesday, Oct. 4, with a rules meeting and cocktail party at the Islamorada Fishing Club, located at mile marker 82 bayside in Islamorada.

Starting Wednesday, all fishing boats are to depart from the club at 7:30 a.m. and return by 5 p.m. An awards party at the club is to follow the angling action Friday, Oct. 7.

During the fly-fishing pursuit, anglers accrue release points per species. A backcountry slam (tarpon, snook and redfish) can earn a 150 bonus points, while a flats slam (tarpon, permit and bonefish) qualifies for an additional 250 points.

The angler-guide team with the most species released earns the grand champion award. Original artwork and fishing tackle awards await the anglers with the most releases of each species.

Registration is $650 per angler and includes all social functions for the angler and guide, and a tournament goodie bag.

For more tournament information, contact Charlotte Ambrogio at 305-942-0428 or

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