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First Shad of the Season Contest- 2021/2022

It seems like the last few years we have had an early run of fish, with reports of shad being caught south of SR 50 as early as late October! Let’s get the 2021/ 2022 shad fishing season started early, with this season’s First Shad of the Season Contest! Can anyone beat our reigning champ Steele Doxtater? Will Cas Summers or Suede Langston take back the title? Will a new winner prevail? Only time will tell!

This year’s winner will receive their choice of a $100 gift certificate to Orlando Outfitters, or a box of shad flies tied by yours truly!

First Shad of the Season Contest Token 2021/ 2022

First Shad of the Season Contest 2021/2022 Rules:

  1. The contest begins October 6, 2021 and ends once I have confirmed a winner
  2. This is a catch, photograph and release contest
  3. To be eligible you must:
    • Be a member of the Shad on the Fly Facebook Group. Membership is free, but the Facebook group is a closed group so you must request to be added as a member
    • Download the Shad on the Fly 2021/ 2022 Official Token image above and print it out in color. You may trim it down to size. 
      Alternatively, you can save it to your cell phone and use your phone to display the token as long as it is CLEARLY visible (just don’t drop it in the water!)
  4. To win you must:
    • Catch a shad using a fly rod and fly
    • Be the first person to upload a picture of the fish, fly reel, and fly with the Official Token clearly visible in the image to the Shad on the Fly Facebook Group
    • Must share the general location you caught the fish (e.g. downstream of Mullet Lake, Upstream of Lake Harney, C.S. Lee near the Econ, etc.)
  5. I reserve the sole right to select the winner, and will message them in Facebook to get their address and mail the prize, or setup a meetup on the water if possible. Whatever works best for the winner

 Official Facebook Stuff:

The Shad on the Fly- First Shad of the Season Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook. Participants understand that they are providing their information to the owner of the Shad on the Fly Facebook Group, and not to Facebook.

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