CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
WTO FLY TYING COMPETITION
SANSEPOLCRO AREZZO ITALY
The WTO, as it is known, has become one of the world’s most respected fly
tying competitions. I had the
honour of being invited to Italy in 2007 to be one of the dozen or so judges
in this event. It truly was an amazing experience and you can read all about
it by clicking
The 2010 WTO is again being held in November this year and this is a golden
opportunity for our Australian and New Zealand fly tyers to show what they
can do. Believe me, we are rich
when it comes to talented fly tyers and we can easily hold our own on the
world scene, so give it a go and enter any of the five categories .
Paraleptophlebia Submarginata dun female - fishing fly.
This mayfly is very close to our Lambda Dun, Atalophlebia australis and can
be tied as an adult insect or emerger.
Bullhead - Cottus Gobio: This category is again for standard fishing
fly patterns. You know the stuff, that family of flies like the
Muddler Minnows and Sculpins, Zonkers, etc.
Crab - open: This one is for the saltwater flyfishers and it is for
those standard fishing patterns but with a hint of artistry, if you wish.
Salmon - fully dressed: For those who love the art of fly tying, here
is a challenge. The theme for this year's WTO is to be taken from that
religious masterpiece, 'La Resurrezione' by Piero della Francesca, as
The International Judges this year have been reduced a little due to the
financial worldwide down turn and they are as follows:-
Mick Hall - Australia
Enrico Puglisi - America
Igor and Nadia Stancev - Macedonia
Mark Bowler - Great Britain (Fly Fishing and Fly Tying magazine)
Hans van Klinken - Holland (Inventor of the Klinkhamer)
Massimo Masi - Italy
Fabrizio Gajardoni - Italy
Alberto Calzolari - Italy
Antonio Pozzolini - Italy
Giuseppe Re - Italy
Fabio Federighi - Italy
Mauro Borselli - Italy
Federico Renzi - Italy
Mauro Raspini - Italy
Luca Castellani - Italy
To enter the competition is free and each fly must be clearly marked with
the category in which you wish to enter your fly and must include the name of
the fly and its dressing.
Flies must be sent by post to: WTO Mosca
Club Alto Tevere
DEADLINE - SEPTEMBER 30TH 2010
All flies submitted must contain the WTO
form available on its internet site.
NOTE: To ensure delivery you should contact the organisers on their website
as Italian customs can be very slow in processing packages that are marked
“Flies containing animal parts” and
you could miss the deadline of the 30th of September.
All enquiries should be directed to Federico Renzi,
The best way is to use ordinary airmail and packaging that will ensure safe
delivery of your flies.
All flies tied with feathers or fur from animals mentioned in the CITES list
must be accompanied with the appropriate CITES certificate.
'La Resurrezione' - 1450-1463
Piero della Francesca
Museo Civico, Sansepolcro, Italy
The categories are:-
Grasshopper - Realistic: This category is for those into realistic