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Do you have what it takes to be the GoPro Mountain Games 2 Fly X-Stream Champion? If so, you will need to be able to cast accurately, huck for distance, and control nervousness you have never felt while holding a fly rod. Oh yeah, you better be able to fish too! Both professional and amateur anglers are welcome.

Competition will be head-to-head in various fly fishing events including a combination distance and accuracy challenge that will test the best of the best. Be one of the top twenty men's qualifiers or top five women's qualifiers and move to the big stage, with crowds watching and cast again while trying to control your nerves. Once the top eight men and top two women have been crowned, throw casting out the window as it will be time to test angling skills on the waters of the Vail Valley. Test your ability not only against other anglers, but against the wild trout ready to pounce on your perfectly placed presentation. Oh yeah, here's the catch, of all the fly patterns in the world, we're only going to let you use two!

2014 Redington

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Saturday - Sunday
June 7-8, 2014

TIME & CATEGORIES:
June 7, 7am - (Qualifier/Round 1)
June 7, 2pm - (Qualifier/Round 2)
June 8, 8am - (Finals)
June 8, 5pm - (Awards Ceremony - IBridge)

LOCATION:
Golden Peak East
International Bridge/Vail Whitewater Park
Undisclosed Local River Finals

PRICE:

All Categories:
2/17 - 6/08: $50

Online registration closes at 5am on June 7th or earlier if the event sells out.  No day of registration will be available.

All events have a limited capacity and will fill up quickly.  Please register early to ensure you receive an athlete gift bag.  Late registrations may not receive SWAG.

DOCUMENTATION:

Full Explanation of Rules

PRIZES:

THE PAYOUT:
The 1st place Angler will receive one thousand dollars ($1,000) in cash and a Redington Vapen Red rod.

The Second Place Angler will receive five hundred dollars ($500) in cash as well as a pair of Redington Super Dry Fly Waders.

The Third Place Angler will receive two hundred and fifty ($250) in cash as well as a Redington Sonic Dry baselayer. 

Largest Fish:
The angler who catches the largest fish will receive five hundred dollars ($500) in cash as well as industry gifts. Organizers reserve the right to change/alter these prizes without notification.

NOTES:

ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY
Save $5 by registering online before 3/17/14
Spend $5 MORE by registering online 3/17/14 - 5/16/14
Spend $10 MORE by registering online 5/17/14 - 6/8/14

ON-SITE ONLINE REGISTRATION
During Event Registration hours you may use one of our self-service kiosks to register ONLINE.  To avoid any registration delays we highly recommend registering in advance ONLINE.

ATHLETE CHECK-IN
All registrants must sign liability and release waivers when checking in to receive their bib.  We advise all athletes to check in for their event the day prior to competing or at least two (2) hours prior to the start of their competition.  Please see Event Registration hours.  All registrants must be present at check in to receive their bib.  Bibs will NOT be given to family, friends, or coaches.  Organizers will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, or misdirected registrations or for registrations not received for any reason, including, without limitation, failure or malfunction of any communications, network or equipment or computer software or hardware.

REGISTRATION MODIFICATIONS
Any modification to a registration must be completed by Sunday, June 1st.  All changes will be subject to a $20 change fee.  Please note that participants can NOT change their name, address or in any way transfer a registration to another individual.

EVENT REGISTRATION
Location: Golden Peak Lodge at Golden Peak
Wednesday, June 4th 9am - 5pm
Thursday, June 5th 9am - 5pm
Friday, June 6th 9am - 7pm
Saturday, June 7th 6am - 6pm
Sunday, June 8th 6am - 2pm

All events have a limited capacity and will fill up quickly.  Please register early to ensure you receive an athlete gift bag.  Late registrations may not receive SWAG.

2 FLY X-STREAM PRESENTED BY COSTA OVERVIEW:

Full Explanation of Rules

The Summer Mountain Games 2 Fly X-Stream Fishing Competition will start with casting. Each angler will attempt casts at targets for accuracy as well as a judged distance cast. The top twenty men and the top five women will then move to the bridge over Gore Creek itself and again cast for accuracy. The top eight men and the top two women will move on to the Finals! The Finals will consist of a timed float trip on a TBD river with two competitors per boat. Anglers will only be able to use two patterns. One pattern, two different sizes? One dry pattern, one dropper pattern? Finalists make this call. Total of six flies. Minimum, and maximum, of two patterns. Total points, based on fish count and size, will win the Grand Prize in each division. There will also be prizes for the second and third place finishers. Another cash prize will be awarded to the angler who lands and releases the largest fish! A maximum of 80 anglers will compete in the casting qualifier, 20 men and 5 women make it to the semi-finals, and 8 men and 2 women make it to the boats!

HOW TO ENTER:
The 2 Fly X-Stream is a combination casting and fishing competition. All interested anglers may pre-register on the Mountain Games website @ www.mountaingames.com. Organizers will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, or misdirected registrations or for registrations not received for any reason, including, without limitation, failure or malfunction of any communications network or equipment or computer software or hardware. Anglers will be required to sign a liability and publicity agreement and a release upon registration for the event.

ORGANIZERS:
The decisions of Organizers regarding the selection and elimination of anglers, the selection of finalists and winners, and the production and administration of 2 Fly X-Stream related events, and all other aspects of the 2 Fly X-Stream, shall be final and binding in all respects. Organizers will not be responsible for typographical, printing, or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials relating to the 2 Fly X-Stream.

ANGLER ELIGIBILITY:
The 2 Fly X-Stream is open to all interested anglers, over the age of 12, regardless of state and/or country of residency. Competitors who are under the age of 18 must register with a parent or legal guardian. Competitors must be able to attend all scheduled events. Anglers will be required to provide all their own equipment, including flies, and must have a valid Colorado fishing license. Further, anglers must abide by all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations during their participation in the 2 Fly X-Stream, including, but not limited to, all applicable fishing laws and regulations.

PARTICIPATION:
2 Fly X-Stream anglers agree to be bound by these Official Rules (including rules for Casting and Fishing), and all decisions of Organizers. Organizers reserve the right to disqualify any persons found tampering with, or otherwise abusing, any aspect of the 2 Fly X-Stream as solely determined by Organizers.

CONSTRUCTION:
The Organizers will complete all construction of both casting areas based upon town regulations, water levels, and casting conditions. Organizers reserve the right to change construction based on unforeseeable events such as run-off, safety issues, etc.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION:
Organizers will appoint casting/scoring judges and the decision of those judges will be final. There will be no review of scoring even with the presence of TV cameras. Disputes with Organizers and/or appointed judges will result in disqualification of that angler.

RESERVATION OF RIGHTS:
Organizers reserve the right to disqualify any angler for any reason, including, without limitation, acting in an unsafe, unsportsmanlike, or disruptive manner and/or with intent to intimidate, threaten or harass, or harm another person. All decisions with respect to the disqualification of anglers shall be made by Organizers and/or appointed judges. Failure to comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules may result in an angler's disqualification and the forfeiture of his/her interest in any prize. Organizers reserve the right to amend these Official Rules at any time in its sole discretion, and anglers shall have no recourse for any such changes or for any failure (whether inadvertent or otherwise) by Organizers to follow the stated rules. In the event that the 2 Fly X-Stream is canceled prior to the completion of the final event, no prizes will be awarded, but Organizers will return entry fees to all anglers who have not been eliminated. If the Tournament is cancelled prior to qualifying round for any reason, anglers will be reimbursed only for his/her entry fee. Anglers will not be otherwise compensated for any costs or expenses associated with their participation in the competition.

CASTING RULES

2 FLY X-STREAM QUALIFIER ROUND: ACCURACY AND DISTANCE

EQUIPMENT:
Only 9-foot, 5-weight, standard production, rods (no custom rods) can be used during the casting portions of the competition. All rods will be inspected at registration. Reel, line, leader, and fly will be provided for you. Please remove your reel from your rod before the competition. Provided leaders will be between 5 and 9 feet long. The "fly" used will either be yarn with no hook or hook-less fly pattern of Organizer's choice and will be provided by the Organizers or an appointed judge. A lost fly can be replaced with approval from the Organizers or an appointed judge.

ANGLER PARTICIPATION:
There will be a Men's Division as well as a Women's Division. The men will be competing for a spot amongst the twenty (20) who will continue to the semi-finals. The women will be competing for a spot amongst the five (5) women who will continue to the semi finals.

SELECTION:
Casting competition anglers will be picked at random and must adhere to the start position he/she is given. There will be no weighted placement of casters, simply random assignment. The Women Division will cast first.

ACCURACY:
Accuracy targets will be placed at varying distances on dry land. The course may be altered just prior to the event, but will remain set once the first caster has begun. There will be three targets for accuracy. Each angler will attempt three casts at each target. Each accuracy target will have only one ring. Each achieved target results in one hundred (100) points. When the fly lands within and/or on the edge of any ring, it is considered an achieved target. The first place the fly hits the ground will be judged, not bounced, shifted and/or moved casts. If any cast touches land on a forward cast, known as a "tick", that attempt it will result in a immediate score or forfeiture of that cast. Anglers can bail out to the back and regroup as long as time permits (see timing below). The total number of achieved targets will be multiplied by three (3). There is a possibility of two thousand seven hundred (2700) points in the accuracy casting.

DISTANCE:
The distance cast will be judged on actual distance within a casting lane. Anglers will have three (3) distance casts. A cast will be forfeited if any portion of the fly line, leader, or the fly itself lands on or outside the casting lane. If any cast touches land on a forward cast, known as a "tick", whether inadvertent or not, it will result in a score. Forfeiture of a distance cast occurs if the fly touches land on a forward cast and is removed before accurate scoring can take place. Distance will be measured in full foot increments and rounded to the nearest (down or up) whole foot. Only casts longer than fifty (50) feet will be counted. The longest of the three recorded distance casts will be multiplied by ten (10). This number will then be added to the total from the accuracy portion.

TIMING & TOTAL SCORE:
Each angler will have one (1) minute to prepare (strip out line) once he/she has stepped into the casting box. Anglers must then place the fly back in his/her hand. Judge will clear the clock and the angler will then have two and a half (2 ½) minutes to complete the three casts at all three accuracy targets and the three casts for distance. When time expires, the caster will be considered finished with the course and the score achieved when the clock expires will be considered final. There is no "time-out" for any reason, except for outside interference as determined by the Organizers and/or appointed judge. In the event there is a tie for twentieth (20th) place for the men and fifth (5th) place for the women, the angler with the longer distance cast moves on to the semi-finals.

2 Fly X-Stream SEMI-FINAL ROUND: ACCURACY ONLY

EQUIPMENT:
Only 9-foot, 5-weight, standard production, rods (no custom rods) can be used during the casting portions of the competition. All rods will be inspected at registration. Reel, line, leader, and fly will be provided for you. Please remove your reel from your rod before the competition. Provided leaders will be between 5 and 9 feet long. The "fly" used will either be yarn with no hook or hook-less fly pattern of Organizer's choice and will be provided by the Organizers or an appointed judge. A lost fly can be replaced with approval from the Organizers or an appointed judge.

ANGLER PARTICIPATION:
There will be a Men's Division as well as a Women's Division. The men will be competing for a spot amongst the eight (8) who will continue to the finals. The women will be competing for a spot amongst the two (2) who will continue to the finals.

SELECTION:
For both divisions, anglers making it to the semi-final round of the casting competition will compete in reverse standing order. For example, the angler who had the lowest score, but still moved to the semi-final round, would cast first. The angler with the best score coming out of the qualifier round will cast last. In the event there is a tie within the top twenty casters, higher position will be determined by longer recorded cast in the distance portion of the qualifying round. The Women's Division will cast first off the bridge.

ACCURACY:
Accuracy targets will be placed at varying distances both in the water and on dry land. The course may be altered depending on water conditions, but will remain set once the first caster has begun. There will be five targets for accuracy. Each angler will attempt three casts at each target. Each achieved target results in one (1) point. When the fly lands within and/or on the edge of a ring, it is considered an achieved target. The first place the fly hits the water or ground will be judged, not drifted and/or moved casts. If a cast inadvertently touches land or water on a forward cast, known as a "tick", it will result in a score or forfeiture of that cast. Anglers can bail out to the back and regroup as long as time permits (see timing below). There is a possibility of fifteen (15) points in the accuracy casting.

TIMING & TOTAL SCORE:
Each angler will have one (1) minute to prepare (strip out line) once he/she has stepped into the casting box. Anglers must then place the fly back in his/her hand. Judge will clear the clock and the angler will then have will then have two and a half (2 ½) minutes to complete the three casts at all five accuracy targets. When time expires, the caster will be considered finished with the course and the score achieved when the clock expires will be considered final. There is no "time-out" for any reason, except for outside interference as determined by the Organizers and/or appointed judge. There is a possibility of fifteen (15) points in the semi-final round.

In the Men's Division, in the event there is a tie for eighth (8th) place, qualifying round scores will determine which angler moves on to the finals. In the Women's Division, in the event there is a tie for second (2nd) place, qualifying round scores will determine which angler moves on to the finals. Men's and Women's totals from the semi-finals will be evaluated based on overall score and not be gender based. In the event there is a tie for any position within the top ten (10), qualifying round scores will determine which position each angler has going into the finals.

2 Fly X-Stream Finals - FISHING RULES

The finals of the 2 Fly X-Stream will be a head-to-head, catch-and-release, float-fishing bonanza. All anglers are responsible for obtaining their own fishing licenses. The number one (1) ranked angler coming out of the semi-finals will determine in which boat and position he/she wants to start. The number two (2) ranked angler coming out of the semi-finals will determine in which of the remaining boats and positions he/she wants to start and so on. The number ten (10) ranked angler does not have a boat or position choice (but at least he/she is fishing)!

Anglers will be float fishing a short portion of the Eagle, Roaring Fork, or Colorado River, but will cover the same water twice. All five boats will launch in ten (10) minute intervals. Each boat will have approximately three (3) to four (4) hours on the water. The guides will be given a timer and if the two (2) hour session is completely used, anglers must store their gear and the guide must row directly to the take out. A position switch, front-to-back, within each boat will be made just prior to the boat launching for the second time. Boats will launch from the boat ramp in the exact same order in both rounds. However, boat position on the water may change and does not have to remain in the same order. Two (2) hours maximum is all the time anglers will have to fish each session.

All fishing is catch and release and must be done with barbless hooks. Tandem rigs are allowed if an angler is bold enough to tie on 33% of the flies he/she gets to fish for the whole day at one time. Flies with multiple hooks (stingers) are not allowed.

Anglers only get to use two (2) flies during the competition. These flies can be of any type and any size. Each angler is allowed to have only five (5) of the exact same pattern. At minimum, the sixth fly must be of a different color, size, etc. Each angler may have any combination of the two patterns. Organizers or an appointed judge will determine if all six (6) flies qualify as barbless before leaving the boat ramp. Judges will also determine that there are only two (2) patterns total represented in the anglers allotted six (6) flies. Judges can ask for a fly inspection at any point during the competition. An angler can continue to fish for points after losing his/her fly until the sixth (6th) one is lost. At that point any additional fish caught will not go toward the final score. If the angler in the front of the boat loses all 6 flies, he/she no longer reserves the right to direct the boatman as to which side of the river or the speed at which the boat will travel. In this instance, there shall be no position switch, but the angler in the back of the boat now directs the guide until the boat reaches the take out or the maximum time allotted is used.

Each angler can have only one (1) rod strung for competition and one (1) rod broken down in case of breakage. Anglers may choose any rod weight and length with corresponding reels and lines and the lines may be sinking or floating. Anglers may choose any length and diameter of leader and/or tippet.

Only trout count in the competition. Each fish brought into the boat and safely released counts as one (1) point. Fish that are hooked and lost at any point during the landing process do not count. A foul hooked fish does not count, meaning the hook is anywhere but on the inside of the mouth. All anglers must land their own fish without physical assistance from boat partner or judge. Anglers may use their own nets, although all must be determined as "fish safe" prior to the beginning of the session. Anglers may use a net provided by the judge/guide, but this must be determined before leaving the boat ramp. Anglers should plan on bringing their own nets. If an angler hooks a fish, but hasn't landed it before the end of the fishing session, the angler is allowed to continue and land the fish to score.

Each angler is allowed to measure ONLY ONE (1) fish during the float for additional points based on overall length of the fish. Length will be determined by the judge and verified by the other angler in the boat. Length will be broken down to the nearest ½ inch. Length is defined from nose tip to the longest portion of the tail. Once a fish has been measured for length, there will be no replacement of that number even if a larger fish is caught. Anglers can only put ONE on the tape, make sure it is the one you want to keep for your score!

The angler with the most points at the end of the float wins the competition. Total points will include one (1) point for each fish caught and points based on length for the one that was measured for score. For example, Angler Number Three catches four (4) fish total and decides to measure a twelve (12) inch fish. Angler Number Three's total points would equal sixteen (16). The second and third place finishers will also be determined in the same manner. In the event of a tie in total points, the angler with the larger recorded fish will win. In the event of a tie in total points AND measured fish, the angler with the higher seed coming out of the semi-final round will win.

Additional prizes will be given to the angler with the single largest fish recorded. This is based only on the length of fish. In the event of a tie in length of measured fish, the angler with more fish landed will win. In the event of a tie in length of measured fish AND number of fish landed, the angler with the higher seed/score coming out of the semi-final round will win.

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Event Schedule | Summer
AM EVENT
7:00 2 Fly X-Stream - Qualifier/Round 1
8:00 BADASS Dash - Elite Trained Division
8:00 Down River Sprint - Start
8:00 Outside Adventure Film School - Film School
8:00 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - Down River Sprint Start - Option #1
8:00 Vail Pass Half Marathon - Start
8:30 Free Yoga - Yoga Time
9:00 Adventure Village - Opens
9:00 BADASS Dash - Recreation Division
9:00 DockDogs Big Air - Wave 5
9:00 Gerber Gear Town - Opens
9:00 GoPro Training Sessions - GoPro Deep Dive
9:00 River Town - Opens
9:00 River Town - SUP Yoga
9:30 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - SUP Surf Sprint Start - Option #2
10:00 Bouldering World Cup - Semi-Finals M+W
10:00 X-Country Mountain Bike - Kids Race (12 and under)
10:15 X-Country Mountain Bike - Awards Ceremony - Kids Race
10:30 GoPro Training Sessions - Get To Know Your GoPro
10:30 River Town - Beginner SUP and Kayak
11:00 BADASS Dash - Awards Ceremony - Elite Division
11:00 DockDogs Big Air - Wave 6
11:00 Kayak Freestyle - Semi-Final
11:45 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - XC Start Pro Men/Women
11:45 X-Country Mountain Bike - PRO, Expert, Single Speed, UMC PRO
PM
12:00 River Town - SUP Yoga
12:00 Slackline World Cup - Round 2
1:00 BADASS Dash - Kids Dash
1:00 DockDogs Big Air - Wave 7
1:00 River Town - SUP and Kayak Clinics
2:00 2 Fly X-Stream - Qualifier/Round 2
2:00 BADASS Dash - Awards Ceremony - Recreation & Kids
2:00 BADASS Dash - K-9 Companion Division
2:00 GoPro Training Sessions - GoPro Group Ride & Studio Demo
2:30 Vail Pass Half Marathon - Awards Ceremony
3:00 BADASS Dash - Awards Ceremony - K9
3:30 DockDogs Extreme Vertical - Start
3:30 X-Country Mountain Bike - Awards Ceremony - Pro, Exp, SS
3:45 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - XC Start Amateur Men/Women & Teams
3:45 X-Country Mountain Bike - All Jrs Categories, Beginners, Sport, All Masters Categories, All Vet Categories, UMC Amateur & UMC Teams
4:00 Slackline World Cup - Round 3
4:15 Kayak Freestyle - Finals
4:30 Bouldering World Cup - Finals
5:00 Down River Sprint - Awards Ceremony
5:00 Kayak Freestyle - Awards Ceremony
6:00 Slackline World Cup - Highline Demonstration at I-Bridge
6:30 A Million Billion Dying Suns - Showtime
6:30 Bouldering World Cup - Awards Ceremony
6:30 X-Country Mountain Bike - Awards Ceremony - Citizen Categories
7:30 Cold War Kids Free Concert - Showtime
10:00 The Native After Party - Party Time
AM EVENT
8:00 10K Spring Runoff - Start
8:00 2 Fly X-Stream - Finals
8:00 Outside Adventure Film School - Film School
8:00 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - 10K Start
8:00 Youth Bouldering - Start
8:30 Free Yoga - Yoga Time
9:00 Adventure Village - Opens
9:00 DockDogs Speed Retrieve - Comp 1
9:00 Gerber Gear Town - Opens
9:00 River Town - Opens
9:00 River Town - SUP Yoga
9:30 Road Bike Time Trial - Start
9:30 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - TT Start
10:15 8 Ball Kayak Sprint - Qualifier
10:30 River Town - Beginner SUP and Kayak
10:31 GoPro Training Sessions - GoPro Deep Dive
11:00 Citizen Bouldering - Wave 1 & Paraclimbing
11:00 Paraclimbing Bouldering - Start
11:30 DockDogs Big Air - Wave 8
11:45 Youth Bouldering - Awards Ceremony
PM
12:00 10K Spring Runoff - Awards Ceremony at Checkpoint Charlie
12:00 Raft Cross - Qualifier
12:00 River Town - SUP Yoga
12:00 Slackline World Cup - Quarterfinals
12:00 Slackline World Cup - Semifinal/Finals
12:30 GoPro Training Sessions - Get To Know Your GoPro
1:00 River Town - SUP and Kayak Clinics
1:30 DockDogs Big Air - Wave 9
2:00 Citizen Bouldering - Wave 2
2:00 GoPro Training Sessions - GoPro Group Ride & Studio Demo
2:00 Raft Cross - Finals
3:00 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - Awards Ceremony
3:30 DockDogs Speed Retrieve - Finals
3:30 Road Bike Time Trial - Awards Ceremony at Checkpoint Charlie
4:00 8 Ball Kayak Sprint - Finals
4:00 DockDogs Big Air - Big Air Finals: Pro, Semi-Pro & Amateur
4:00 Slackline World Cup - Awards Ceremony
4:45 8 Ball Kayak Sprint - Awards Ceremony
5:00 2 Fly X-Stream - Awards Ceremony - IBridge
5:00 Raft Cross - Awards Ceremony
5:45 Citizen Bouldering - Awards Ceremony
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