Fin Chasers Carp Classic 2012 ready to roll

Met up with Brooks Montgomery a few days ago at the Orvis Guide Rendezvous in Missoula and he gave me the dirt on Carpapalooza 2012, technically known as the Fin Chasers Carp Classic.

I’m telling you, if you want to meet some cool people and have loads of fun on and off the water, this is a fly-fishing event to be at. Bring on the weather, bring on the carp—you’re going to have a blast, especially if you hook one of those 30-pounders. I’ve told Montgomery that carp don’t eat, but he says they do at Blackfoot Reservoir and for some reason I believe him. Here are some details on the event. Would love to hear from those of you who attend. Shoot some pics and share with Tonic.

Don’t miss out on the fun, the bragging rights, the great prizes and the chance to hook into the biggest, ugliest fish you’ve ever caught on a fly. This event is fly-fishing only tournament and a super fun FUNDRAISER for fly-fishing guides and/or ‘fly industry’ people that are deemed in need of fundraising help for the year.

Fin Chasers Carp Classic 8 (“CARP ATE”) tournament will be held May 18 & 19, 2012 at Blackfoot Reservoir, South East Idaho. Anglers consisting of 3-person teams are competing for prizes in the Team Total-Weight division and daily men’s, women’s and kids biggest fish divisions. mandatory rules meeting will be held at 8:00 AM, Friday the 18th at Pebble Beach Camp Site.  Tournament starts each day with a shot-gun start at 9:00 AM and ends at 5:00 PM at same location for weigh in. Don’t have enough to make up a 3-person team?  NO WORRIES!  2-person teams are welcome as well or if you are a single we will pair you up with a team.

Entry fee is $25.00 per person per day and includes a Carp Classic 8 hat. Your team can fish one day or both, your preference. Preregistration is required before the start of the contest. A $5.00 per person pancake feed will be held each morning at 8:00 AM (donated by Gary & Leslie Green) at the designated starting area. There will be Raffle Prizesso don’t forget to bring your wallet…. this is a FUNDRAISER.

DON’T FORGET your fly-fishing gear (6, 7, 8 or 9 weights) camping supplies, food, water, beer, ice, whiskey and your IDAHO FISHING LICENSE. This event is in the sticks! When in doubt, bring more ice and more beer.

Team entry/sign-ups will be the morning of the tournament at Pebble Beach.  Please print out the entry form by clicking on the ENTRY FORM link above and have it ready to hand in with payment at registration/check-in the morning of the tournament along with check or cash.  Sorry, no credit cards….

For more information contact:Brooks Montgomery at 208-756-3303 or

Ken Bitton at 208-521-4657 or

Travis Morris at 406-599-336 or

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