Vote for the Winners in Our 2020 “20 Days in September” Contest—and Maybe Win Something for Yourself!

Starting on September 1, many of you committed to trying to get on the water at least 20 times during the 30 days of the month. As an added incentive–although you probably didn’t need one–we launched our sixth annual “20 Days in September” Photo Contest, which required entrants to post photos to the Orvis Fly Fishing Facebook or Instagram page, along with the hashtags #20sepdays and #orvisflyfishing. After poring over more than 2,000 entries, our crack team of in-house judges have come up with 10 finalists–which was no small task.

Take a close look at the 10 photos in the widget below (you can see larger versions at the bottom of this page), and  then choose your three favorites. The photographers are competing for some great prizes:

First Place: A Helios 3 Fly Rod of your choice.

Second Place: A Pair of Orvis Pro Waders.

Third Place: A Mirage LT Fly Reel of your choice.

We’ll also give a pair of made-in-the-USA Orvis Nippers to one randomly selected voter at the end of the contest.

Important Note: To be eligible to win the nippers, you MUST leave a comment about the photos in the comments section below. (That’s the only way we’ll know who you are, since the poll widget doesn’t collect data on voters.)

Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, October 9th, and we will announce the winners on Monday, October 12th.

So choose our three winners, hit the “vote” button, and then leave a comment below!

Don’t forget to leave your comment for a chance to win!

Tomorrow, we’ll feature the “Local Slam” finalists . . . . Stay tuned.

Alan Downie
Cory Ingram
Neal Henderson
Alan Downie 2
The Fat Fingered Fly Tyer
Tim Johnson
Kyle Banashek
Nic Gilott
adk_fisherman
Kayla Wilson

163 thoughts on “Vote for the Winners in Our 2020 “20 Days in September” Contest—and Maybe Win Something for Yourself!”

  1. It wasn’t easy to pick only 3 and I don’t think I could choose just one of those 3 as my number 1. Great selection of photos as usual.

  2. Wonderful range of photos. Great idea and inspiration even if folks can only get out for a day or two in September (or only get out virtually through the photos). Thanks.

  3. The lighting behind the trees made for a mystical backdrop behind the fisherman in the fat fingered fly tyer photo. Well done!

  4. The Fat Fingered Fly Tyer photo is absolutely one of the best.
    The atmosphere of the picture is as magical as from the secret garden through which the crystal clear trout river flows.
    Fulfillment of every fisherman’s dreams, the image exudes harmony and genuine joy of the peace of nature that the fisherman can experience.

  5. I am excited to take part in this next year. I am currently participating in my own self-mandated 31 days of Fishtober. I am 6 for 6 so far!!

  6. Wow so many great picture to bad my fish weren’t pretty or I would have participated, I also need to get out in the fall for my chance to catch a big trout

  7. I love seeing all of these photos; the creativity and love for trouts… but especially the family/children who love to fish photos… makes me a proud angler
    @organically.megan

  8. Beautiful photos!!! Pretty amazing that we have the opportunity to see and share these among each other! Good luck to all!

  9. Some absolutely amazing entries this year, but I love the lighting on the Fat Fingered Fly Tyer image. Amazing job capturing that scene.

  10. I think the grasshopper has one more kick left…. great tail shot Mr. Johnson…nice change of perspective on the LMB Alan!

    1. I was wondering the same thing. I didn’t have a chance to participate in the local slam this year, but was really looking forward to seeing the results.

  11. These photos illustrate why September is the absolute best month to have a fly rod in one hand and a camera in the other.

    But there are eleven other months that do just fine as well.

    Thanks, Orvis.

  12. These are all beautiful photos representing the colors, lighting and the special places we explore and discover while fishing. The catching and releasing of fish is just an added bonus

  13. I love the colors, background, and composition of Tim Johnson’s photo. It is a beautiful shot of a beautiful fish, but from a not so typical view point.

  14. Amazing pics! Very happy to see they’re not all “hero” shots of trout. Live them too, but live seeing other species too.

  15. I appreciate fly fishing photos that aren’t a grip and grin. Really show diversity of the fish, the water, and people that catch em. All of these are great!

  16. The Fat Fingered Fly Tyer photo is absolutely one of the best.
    The atmosphere of the picture is as magical as from the secret garden through which the crystal clear trout river flows.
    Fulfillment of every fisherman’s dreams, the image exudes harmony and genuine joy of the peace of nature that the fisherman can experience.

    1. Thank you, Martzu. I couldn’t have described it better myself.

      All credit goes to my beautiful and talented wife (@maedbhryanphotography on instagram) for capturing this amazing scene.

  17. Tim Johnsons work is BEYOND amazing. I wish I could own all his pieces. Good luck Tim. Keep up the great work!-Tanya Michelle

  18. Hard to pick from such great photos! If one had featured a brook trout in a mask, it would have been the clear winner in 2020!

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