Now in its 13th year, the National Fly Rod Building Competition is focused on expanding the therapeutic experience for disabled veterans participating in PHWFF programs by giving them the experience of building their own fly rods to further their physical and mental rehabilitation through the sport of fly fishing. The program also has a fun competition component which gives participants the chance to win prizes for their rod building abilities.
The Public Voting Round is now closed for Category 3: Advanced
The Fly Rod Building Competition featured three (3) separate public judging rounds for Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Categories for the public to cast votes and celebrate the tremendous fly rod building talents of our PHWFF veteran participants during these time periods.
Category 1: Beginners
October 21 – November 1: Public judging is open for Category 1 Beginner Fly Rods
November 2: Finalists Announced for Category 1 : Click here to Meet the Finalists
November 8: Winners announced for Category 1 Beginner Rod Building: Click here to Meet the Winners
Category 2: Intermediate
November 8- November 19: Public Judging is open for Category 2 Intermediate Fly Rods
November 20: Finalists announced for Category 2 Click here to Meet the Finalists
November 24: Winners announced for Category 2 Intermediate Rod Building: Click here to Meet the Winners
Category 1: Advanced – NOW OPEN!
November 24-December 5: Public Judging is open for Category 3 Advanced Fly Rods
December 6: Finalists announced for Category 3 Click here to Meet the Finalists
December 10: Winners announced for Category 3 Advanced Rod Building
During these time periods, individuals are encouraged to invite their friends, family and colleagues to vote by sharing their favorites with them on social media! Together we can celebrate the tremendous talents of PHWFF veteran participants and the great work being done by PHWFF volunteers across the Nation.