Photo Contest Winners Announced

5 March 2007 By Dan Bachman • Other • Comments (8)

Tattered Fly’s First Annual Fly Fishing Photography contest was closed to entries at midnight on February 28th. The contest turned out to be quite popular and the quality and number of entries continues to amaze me. I have already received offers from individuals and companies wishing to pitch in for the prize package on next year’s photo contest.

I must say that I came away with a few pieces of inspiration and am amazed by how many fly fishers also engage in artistic endeavors. Modern science needs to do a study on the genetic linkage between the fly fishing gene and the artistic gene. I’m sure that it would be ground breaking stuff. But I digress…

The winning image really stood out as an amazing piece. The honorable mention was considerably harder and in the end I could not decide between two.

So it is without further ado that I announce the winners.

First place goes to Erik Nystrom (skinystrom) from Boise, Idaho for his photo of Tim Pauls on Kelly Creek in Northern Idaho.

Tim Pauls on Kelly Creek. Photo by Erik Nystrom.

The first honorable mention goes to Jason Hansen (cwtob) from Boise, Idaho for his amazing picture of blue wing olives on the Owyhee River.

Blue wing olives on the Owyhee River. Photo by Jason Hansen.

A second honorable mention goes to Matt Boutet (Mattb) from Saco, Maine for his image of Jeff Beaulieu on the Mousam River in January.

Jeff Beaulieu on the Mousam River in January. Photo by Matt Boutet.

Congrats to the winners.



  1. 5 March 2007 Tom Chandler

    Even though the Trout Underground has some serious questions about the validity of any contest where we’re not the winners, I wanted to say congrats and “great job” to the winners. The BWO photo was my favorite, and a lovely thing indeed.

  2. 5 March 2007 Dan Bachman

    Tom-I just couldn’t do it for you. There would have been grumblings about a 9rules conspiracy :)

    Maybe next year I should have a blogger celebrity judging panel pick the winners. You up for it?

  3. 7 March 2007 Nathan Kennedy

    Congrats to the winners! There were lots of incredible photos entered. The Kelly Creek shot was my favorite from the start, but I also loved the BWO photo. Now it’s off to work on material for next year’s contest. Take care,

    Nathan (aka Hawgdaddy)

  4. 8 March 2007 harry

    That was one of my picks also. Congrats to the winners.

  5. 9 March 2007 coreyk

    Fantastic shots! Loved the Kelly Creek shot! Congrats!

  6. 13 March 2007 McFarnell

    Man, I missed the contest! I forgot about it until it was too late to enter. Congrats to the winners.

  7. 13 March 2007 Murdock

    Wow great photos. It must have been pretty hard to pick a winner. Congratulations to the winners!

  8. 19 March 2007 serenitynow

    Great shots! Congrats guys!

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