Sep 13, 2017

Jackson Hole One Fly 2017

The One Fly Foundation awards and matches grants to projects primarily benefiting conservation education, trout habitat protection and restoration, and natural resource management which benefits trout populations in the Snake River watershed and it tributaries. Each year a charity event takes place in Jackson, WY to benefit the Foundation via fly fishing team entries into a fly fishing tournament and an auction night prior to the start of the competition.

For a number of years The Best of New Zealand has been proud to team with other sponsors to help support this important cause and fun event! Below are a few pictures from the 2017 event which we hope you will enjoy!


Day 1:

With fire on the mountain the approach into Jackson was met with a haze which prevented the normally great views of the Grand Tetons. Below are a few pictures from the various teams signing into the event and getting schedules for the weekend. Half of the big fish board proceeds go to the charity while the other half goes to the winner.

Prior to the tournament starting on Saturday is an auction night. Along with our fellow sponsors Poronui, Stonefly Lodge, Air New Zealand, Tourism New Zealand and Wanaka-based Epic Fly Rods, the Grand Prize for the auction was a great trip to New Zealand for two people. This year the item raised over $22k for the event.

Between Day 1 and 2 of the tournament teams collect at the Gun Barrel to eat Bar-B-Q, enjoy a few drinks and see how they are faring against the competition.

The results of the event speak for themselves! A 3rd place finish for Team Kiwi out of a total of 40 teams. The team took a lot of time out of their busy lives to show up and focus on this even and it was a fantastic showing. Many thanks to Team Kiwi 2017:

  • Carl McNeil
  • Chris Alpe
  • Al Brown
  • Simon Dickie

The Jackson Hole One Fly Foundation Goal:

“To generate, manage and grant funding for projects and education which environmentally benefit the future of trout and fly fishing by annually sponsoring a three-day event uniting enthusiastic fly fishers from around the world with premier regional guides who all endeavor to celebrate the joy and spirit of the sport during the fishing, social and fundraising activities of the event, and who throughout the year, promote that same joy and spirit of fly fishing and the future of the trout.”

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Author: Kelli Mutchler