The Catskill Cups
This first was the Hardy Cup, a contest created by Hardy USA and CFFCM to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the introduction of the. Hardy C.C. de France Fly Rod by Hardy Bros. Ltd. The winning caster’s name will be engraved on the Tiffany designed “Hardy Bros. Cup” that will remain on display in the Catskill Fly Fishing Museum.
This annual casting event will be open to all individuals and the only requirement is to use a bamboo fly rod 9’ in length or smaller and supply their own reel with line.
As all things change and evolve we have added the Cortland Cup and the Women’s Bamboo Challenge to our challenge cups.
The Cortland Cup is a graphite rod competition. Reels are lined and supplied by Cortland Line and the rods are 8 foot 4 weight rods supplied by Mill River Rods.
The Women’s Bamboo Challenge. A bamboo casting competition for women with rods provided by Steve Claar.
All casting contest will be based on two distance casts and one accuracy cast. Handicaps will be applicable to rods under 8’ in length and a tie breaker will be determined by age of rod. Casters should be able to cast a sight fly 50 feet with a 7.5’ leader. Leaders and sight flies will be provided.