August 27, 2015
Dear Antoni and AB-Fly,
The 14th FIPS Mouche World Youth Fly Fishing Championship has just wrapped up! It was a very successful event and every angler caught fish! Held in Vail, Colorado, the Championship hosted 100 anglers representing 10 countries and more than 120 volunteers supported the event. Teams attended from Canada, Czech Republic, France, Ireland, New Zealand, Poland, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain and the US. The picturesque venues of The Colorado and Eagle Rivers, Dillon Reservoir and Sylvan Lake were excellent locations for anglers and spectators. The water and weather was challenging at times, but the competitors adapted and all venues produced trout. Team Winners: Team USA took home gold medals, Team Poland won the silver medals and Team Czech Republic got bronze medals. Individual Winners: Hunter Hoffler of Team USA won gold, Mason Sims of Team USA the silver, and Emilio Jose Berjaga of Team Spain the bronze medal. It was an impressive championship, filled with talent and camaraderie amongst all and truly showcased the quality of fly fishing in Colorado.
We thank you for the wonderful donation of the wooden fly box of flies for the youngest angler! This was awarded to Team Poland’s Szymon Konieczny. This was such a great gift for him and he was very excited to win it!! I have attached the photo of him accepting the ‘Youngest Angler’ award.
Thank you once more for your generous contribution to the championship. Your support is very important to the continued success of the event and is very much appreciated by everyone connected with it. We look forward to next year, with the 36th FIPS Mouche World Fly Fishing Championship, September 11-18, 2016!
John W. Knight
14th FIPS Mouche World Youth Fly Fishing Championship