Leading Up To The 3rd Annual Mile High 25 Tournament

Another Mile High 25 fly fishing tournament is almost here! We’re coming up on the 3rd annual event, sponsored by Simms, Umpqua and Sage. It’s no surprise that the tournament this year will be bigger and better than ever. We now have 50 teams registered! This is going to be one heck of a weekend.

The 2018 Mile High 25 will be June 23 and 24. Teams will be required to attend a mandatory orientation event on June 22nd. There, teams will receive their control cards, swag bags, and a detailed itinerary with all tournament information.

In case you’re not familiar, the Mile High 25 is a fly fishing tournament that highlights the variety of water and fish species available here in Colorado. In this friendly competition, two-person teams have just two days of fishing, and may travel to any public water in Colorado. The team that can catch the most species of fish from a list of 25 eligible species is the winner.

Mile High 25If multiple teams catch the same number of species, the point value of each species will serve as the tiebreaker.

Teams in the Mile High 25 tournament will be in search of nearly all species of trout available in Colorado, plus warm water species like largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappie, catfish and bluegill. In previous years, teams have also landed pike, carp, wiper and walleye – all on the fly!

Over $18,000 in cash and prizes is up for grabs this year! Sponsors for the 2018 tournament include Simms, Umpqua, Sage, Costa, The Drake, Scientific Anglers, Fishpond, Winston, Rep Your Water and Ross Reels.

To see the list of eligible species and to check out all the rules, visit the website at MileHigh25.com.

Here’s what The Drake had to say about the inaugural Mile High 25 back in 2016:

"This event will be the first of its kind in Colorado, and something we hope becomes a must-attend for serious fly anglers from all over the country for years to come."

-The Drake Magazine

And the Mile High 25 has even garnered the attention of Field and Stream:

Anglers All, a local Denver fly shop, has come up with a bass ass idea for a two day tournament that pits Colorado fly anglers against 25 species of fish."

-Field & Stream Magazine

Keep an eye on our Instagram account for updates throughout the tournament.

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