2022 Iowa State Fair HFFA Fly Tying Competition Results

2022 Iowa State Fair HFFA Fly Tying Competition Results

By Larry Murphy

The results of the 2022 Iowa State Fair Fly Tying Competition sponsored by Hawkeye Fly Fishing Association  are in.  Many great looking flies were entered.  This marks the 10th anniversary of this competition.  Thanks to all that participated.  Thanks also to our judges.  Plan on entering next year!

Fly Tying Competition Results
Iowa State Fair 2022

Junior Division:

Open Category
1st Place, Cruz Coorough, Red/White Popper, North Liberty

Streamer Category
1st Place, Cruz Coorough, Bunny Leech, North Liberty

Adult Division:

Dry Fly Category
1st Place,   Kevin McVey,   Moose Mane Mayfly,   Ankeny
2nd Place,   David Weesner,   Griffith Gnat,   Ames
3rd Place,   Richard Zieger,   Paraloop Adams Variant,  Lamoni

Wet Fly/Nymph Category
1st Place,   Mark McConnell,   Christmas Rib Caddis,   Pella
2nd Place,   David Weesner,   Bead Head Prince,   Ames
3rd Place,   Mindi Skjordal,   Tuscadero Worm,   Des Moines

Open Category
1st Place,   David Weesner,   Red Robin,   Ames
2nd Place,   Adam Weber,   Gurgler,   Des Moines
3rd Place,   Kevin McVey,   Bronze Goddess,   Ankeny

Streamer Category
1st Place,   Kevin McVey,   Fighting Crawdad,   Ankeny
2nd Place,   Mark McConnell,   Marabou Meat Whistle,   Pella
3rd Place,   Adam Weber,   Sculpin,   Des Moines

Expert Division:

Dry Fly Category
1st Place,   CJ Klenske,   Purple Parachute,   Dubuque
2nd Place,   Larry Niday,   Deer Hair Caddis/CDC,   Knoxville

Wet Fly/Nymph Category
1st Place,   CJ Klenske,   Big Easy,   Dubuque
2nd Place,   Mike Jacobs,   Pink Princess,   Monticello

Open Category
1st Place,   Larry Niday,   Hellgrammite,   Knoxville
2nd Place,   CJ Klenske,   Fat Angie,   Dubuque

Streamer Category
1st Place,   Larry Niday,   Black Cat,   Knoxville
2nd Place,   CJ Klenske,   Kreelex Minnow,   Dubuque

Judges: Keith Wunder, Paul Domoto, & Dave Rosset

Red Robin by Dave Weesner
Red Robin by Dave Weesner

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