Jesse Brown’s sponsored Team StoneFly competed recently in an event in the NC mountains. The following are exerpts from the Yelton Press Release
LAKE LURE, N.C. (APRIL 25, 2010): The Rocky Broad River looked more like a mud bath than a trusted fishing hole after a torrential downpour swept through Lake Lure, N.C. the evening before the final round of the 2010 Olympiad Fly Masters Tournament on April 25, 2010 resulting in only four scored fish.
Typically, the top ten anglers from the previous day’s casting rounds advance to the fishing rounds where they are judged on the combined total of five fish caught within a two-hour timeframe. Mathematically, five fish from ten competitors equals a possible 50 fish. Due to extremely poor fishing conditions, no one caught fish in round one. As a result, all ten anglers were advanced to round two in hopes of someone catching something.
In third place with 9 inches was Paul Thompson from Marion, N.C. and member of Team Stonefly.
The overall winner of the casting rounds was Chris Smith of Fort Mill, S.C. and member of Team Stonefly.
The Olympiad Fly Masters is now part of the TroutLegend Fly Fishing Cooperative where points from seven different tournaments across North America are tallied up for placement on the National Leaders Board.