The Hatch Camp Stonedfly Classic
This looks great guys! Thanks!
February 15, 2019; 12:09pm EST
How do we register?
February 26, 2019; 9:14am EST
Registration is set up for 7:30PM on March 15th.
March 1, 2019; 9:34am EST
Is this a one day event?
March 3, 2019; 3:37pm EST
One day event
March 3, 2019; 5:31pm EST
I wanna fish this.
March 21, 2019; 12:06am EDT
Hey guys... the PayPal link isn't working through flycomps.... send payment to firstname.lastname@example.org via PayPal. Due date is April 1 and then waitlisted anglers dreams start coming true haha
March 29, 2019; 2:55pm EDT
I paypaled u the money but it still is asking me to pay. Can you confirm I payed?
April 8, 2019; 3:57pm EDT
Also is this one day comp
April 10, 2019; 9:00pm EDT
Any special rules we should know about? When is the draw?
April 11, 2019; 2:36pm EDT
What are the plans for meeting time and where?
April 14, 2019; 8:02pm EDT
Logistics and details for the event will be posted for the event tomorrow evening. Draws will be completed through fly comps and will be posted by Wednesday evening.
April 15, 2019; 12:04am EDT
If you haven’t already, please update your team name with your partners name or post it here in the comments if you can’t figure out how to edit the team name. Thank you.
April 15, 2019; 8:23am EDT
If you’re doing the draw on flycomps it needs to be live. There has been huge issues with using that for some reason. We all know a live draw morning of is best, I mean it’s such a small tournament. But, if you insist, it has to be live. Too much room for BS. Not sure how everyone else feels, but, I’d rather drop than to not have total transparency.
April 15, 2019; 8:51am EDT
Im fine with either way you guys do it. Thanks for hosting an event and looks like a good one for your teams first hosted event in the league. Im here to assist in anyway I can.
Creating a draw on fly comps using the CREATE feature is a random computation. I dont know of any "live" feature for a draw aside from doing one the morning of.
When utilizing a draw not created on fly comps, you manualy input the beats etc when doing scoring.
April 15, 2019; 9:05am EDT
By “live”, when using flycomps, I mean a simple FaceTime conference or something of that nature. The past three tournaments, the flycomps draw has been laughable. People judging beats they’re about to fish, people fishing same beats twice, etc..... not to mention that if whoever is sitting in front of that computer doesn’t like the draw, just press the button again. Not judging anyone’s character. Just tired of feeling dumb for spending $ to fish a tournament where there is no transparency in the most important part of the process.
April 15, 2019; 9:23am EDT
Facebook live is a great option if not using a draw the morning of.
April 15, 2019; 9:43am EDT
I agree with Daniel, it needs to be live.
April 15, 2019; 10:00am EDT
By "live draw" we mean that we're snagging all the good beats (along with fish).... JK. It's a small tournament and we have familiarized ourselves with the water so that we can set beat draws as fairly as possible. We are going to do a live drawing the morning of the comp (out of a hat). Meeting time and place will be announced shortly along with rules.
April 15, 2019; 10:40am EDT
No problem! No real preference on our end. Was just trying to help people out by not having to get there as early by taking care of the draw during the week.
April 15, 2019; 11:21am EDT
-There will be a Facebook Live draw on the Team Georgia page at 7pm EST on Wednesday, April 17th for beats. We will be drawing names out of a hat for fairness sake. Fly Comps will be updated on Thursday with the draw results in addition to the Team GA F.
-A copy of the draw results and tournament schedule will be issued to each team the morning of the comp.
-All anglers will need to arrive by 7:30am on Saturday morning. Please check in with Chris Abellana when you arrive. Any arrivals after 745 will result in disqualification from the tournament at the discretion of tournament leadership.
-Sessions will last 90 minutes with 30 minutes between each session. Lunch will be from 11:30-1:00pm.
-B Flight will be in charge of carrying the clipboards and scoring trays ALL DAY.
-Each angler during a session will have their own judge. That means that judges will turn in a score sheet for each angler at the end of each session.
-Judges will be stationed on one side of the stream at the angler’s discretion. Judges can cross the stream one time per session if the angler requests it. Judges can remain in the stream on the designated side if there isn't an adequate shoreline in the beat.
-All trout caught legally will be scored. Any trout smaller than 15cm will be scored as 15cm.
-Fly Notes: No brown pellet flies. Eggs are allowed unless venue states otherwise. We will confirm via Fly Comps on Friday or during our morning huddle the day of the comp. Streamers are allowed. Single hook only, no articulated streamers. Barbless hooks only. Any flies in question need to be reviewed with tournament leadership during the morning huddle.
-Rig Notes: Total length of rig should be no longer than twice the length of your rod. I.E. 10' rod can have a maximum rig length of 20'. 20" minimum between each fly in your rig. Maximum of 3 flies in your rig.
-Venue Notes: Parking details will be sent out via Fly Comps on Friday night. Please bring your own lunch or cash for the Jamaican Food Truck. Please also bring cash for the post comp concert if you are planning on attending.
-Awards ceremony will start at 5pm.
If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact Chris Abellana via phone or text at 404-388-0666.
April 15, 2019; 10:33pm EDT
NO LIVE DRAW during the morning of comp.
Live Draw will be done via Facebook, on Wed night. See above post for details.
April 15, 2019; 11:26pm EDT
How good is this stream with rain? There seems to be a bunch coming in Thur/Fri? Will we know before Saturday am if the river will be fishable?
April 16, 2019; 11:26am EDT
We’re monitoring the rain closely this week. Chris and I will be there on Friday at lunch time to check the status of the stream. We will notify everyone Friday afternoon on whether it will be fishable for Saturday.
April 16, 2019; 11:43am EDT
We are definitely monitoring the rain situation. Right now, the forecast calls for .25 in rain for Friday. And for Saturday - cool and cloudy (high of 50/low of 37) with winds gusting to 15mph. Make sure you bring your cold weather and rain gear this weekend.
Don't forget, the Live Draw is TONIGHT at 7pm on the Team Georgia FB page!
April 17, 2019; 10:43am EDT
If you were not able to attend the live draw, please watch the video or see the draw results with assignments.
Here is the link to the Team Georgia FB page:
April 17, 2019; 11:03pm EDT
Angler meeting 7:30 am Saturday.
April 18, 2019; 12:14pm EDT
Going to comp site this afternoon. Please watch this site for updates.
April 19, 2019; 7:21am EDT
COMP CANCELLED for this Weekend.
Reschedule date is May 18.
Please confirm your team's availability for that date.
If your team is not available, refunds will ONLY be issued if your spot can be filled. Due to the interest in this comp, we feel confident that spots will be filled.
Please contact me, not post on this board, if you have questions/comments/concerns.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
April 19, 2019; 10:08am EDT
Thank you Chris
April 19, 2019; 10:11am EDT
Is there going to be a new draw since some people dropped?
April 26, 2019; 1:48pm EDT
No redraw. you will inherit the team that you replaced. For you Nick, you will get Carolyn's draw. Please go to Team Georgias FB page to see that draw.
April 26, 2019; 2:05pm EDT
If anyone needs a partner let me know. Looks like a good time.
April 26, 2019; 8:08pm EDT
Any open team spots will be filled by waitlisted teams first (by order on the waitlist). Sorry that I did not clarify this earlier. Please contact me if you are not needing your spot (as a team, not an individual), and I will coordinate the change. Again, sorry for any inconvenience that I have caused but we must be fair to the waitlist teams first.
April 26, 2019; 8:23pm EDT
Hello everyone. I hope your day is going well. As there have been some changes in the comp makeup, please go to the Team Georgia FB page to see the updated Draws and Angler list.
If you have any questions, please contact me.
May 1, 2019; 2:24pm EDT
Good Monday to all you anglers. Looks like we'll have a good week of weather but still might have some rain on Saturday. Going to be warmer but as you know, on comp day, the weather can be crazy!
Team Georgia looks forward to seeing you soon. If you need anything, please do not hesitate to give me a ring.
May 13, 2019; 8:21am EDT
Good morning all,
Wanted to let you know that the angler meeting will begin PROMPTLY at 7:30 AM Saturday! Please check in before the angler meeting.
May 16, 2019; 10:32am EDT
Unfortunately, there will be no food truck this weekend during the comp. Please bring your own food for lunch or you can travel to Clayton, where there are a few restaurants to choose from.
May 16, 2019; 8:08pm EDT
Official Results for the 1st Annual Hatch Camp and Art Farm StonedFly Classic 2019:
1st Place - Ben Green & Austin Shoemaker
2nd Place - Elijah Ellis & John Oh
3rd Place - Forrest Johnston & D Levi Ladlee
Big Fish (53cm) - Elijah Ellis
Most Fish (17) - Forrest Johnston
Congratulations to all the podium anglers.
There were 4 - 90 min sessions where there were 120 fish caught. That means over a period of 6 hours, there was a fish being landed on the average of 1 for every 3 minutes. Nice work gentlemen. And even better, the level of care that you handled the fish was extraordinary.
I want to say a huge thank you to Hatch Camp and Art Farm and Scott Low for a wonderful day on the water. He made the experience very memorable.
I also wanted to say a big Thank You to the following people and companies for their involvement. Without them, this comp would not have been as successful as it was.
Eric Salage at Syndicate Fly Fishing for donating the 11ft 3 wt rod for the Big Fish prize.
Jeff Wright with Alpharetta Outfitters for helping us with the reel cases, hat, gift card, and fly box.
Jon Stiehl with TroutHunter for the tippet, t-shirt, and stickers
Team Georgia Competitive Fly Fishing wants to thank everyone for their involvement as we will be able to donate some much-needed funds to a wonderful cause - Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc.
I'll be posting some pictures tomorrow, so thank you for your patience. And if you look at the SEFFL website tomorrow, you can see your individual placing from the comp.
I personally want to thank each and every angler asIt was a pleasure to see so many great fly fisherman competing in a manner that was not only fierce but more importantly, friendly.
May 20, 2019; 9:43pm EDT
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