Last year, I had a tough summer, fishingwise, so to make up for it, I set myself a goal: to go fishing 20 days during the month of September. Thus was born the “20 Days in September” Project. I had so much fun—and enjoyed my time on the water so much—that we are opening up the Project to everyone and turning it into a photo contest on Facebook. Here’s how it works:
1. Make an honest attempt to get on the water 20 times during September. Of course, these don’t have to be full or even half days of angling. Steal time when you can: before work, lunchtime, after work, or . . .(ahem) during work. On weekends when your schedule is full, work in a few casts around soccer or football games. Let’s say 10 casts is enough to count on any given day.
2. Take pictures of your fish, the water, the flies you’re using, or anything else.
3. Post your photos to the Orvis Facebook page with the hashtags #orvisflyfishing and #20sepdays.
At the end of the month, we’ll go through all the photos posted as part of the project and pick 10 finalists. Then we’ll let you vote for the winners!
Here are the prizes:
First Place: A Recon Fly Rod of your choice.
Second Place: A Pair of Silver Sonic Convertible-Top Waders.
Third Place: A Safe Passage Guide Sling Pack.
We’ll also give a Guide Sling Pack to one randomly selected voter at the end of the contest.
So are you willing to take on this challenge? Having been through this once, I can assure you that it’s a lot of fun, plus it gives you an excuse to go fishing: “I’m sorry. It’s not that I want to go. I have to go, or I won’t make my twenty days!”
You don’t have to complete your 20 days to be eligible to win, but we will have a Roll of Honor for those who do manage to complete the Project. So let’s make September the fishiest month of the year!
The sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the USA who are 18 or older. (We apologize to our readers in Canada and overseas; please trust us when we say that there are complex legal issues involved.)