33rd FIPS-Mouche World Fly Fishing Championship & Conservation Symposium

33rd FIPS-Mouche World Fly Fishing Championship & Conservation Symposium – August 12-18, 2013, Mosjoen, Norway

Fly Fishing Canada is seeking applicants for the Canadian team that will be participating in the 33rd FIPS-Mouche World Fly Fishing Championship and Conservation Symposium to be held in Norway from August 12–18, 2013. To be eligible to apply for this team, you must have at least competed in a FFC National Championship and Conservation Symposium. As usual, team selections will be made by an FFC committee consisting of at least five FFC directors/officers from across the country, and will be based primarily on taking an applicant’s performance at recent national and international competitions. FFC’s scoring system rewards good finishes at past national and international events over the last five years - generally speaking, the better you have placed at these events over the last five years, the better your chances of being selected for the team. However, in addition to past results, other (more subjective) criteria may be taken into account by the committee, such as whether a particular applicant:

- has a “team first” orientation;
- possesses specific skills suited to certain venues; and
- generally makes for a good ambassador for Canada and FFC at these international events.

Six anglers may be selected for the team. As only five anglers can fish in any given session at any of these championships, selected anglers should be aware that there is no guarantee that any selected angler will get to fish in all or any sessions. No alternate will be designated in advance, nor will any promises be made to any selected anglers that they will not be an alternate for any session(s). Rather, at the championship, the team captain will select the five anglers to fish in any particular session.

If you would like to apply for this team, please contact me by e-mail or mail:

Randy Taylor
515 Legget Drive, Suite 800
Kanata, ON K2K 3G4

Applicants are reminded that they are responsible for paying their registration, travel and other expenses in attending the event. Selected members of are generally expected to arrive at the venue together at least one week in advance of commencement of official practice, which results in the trip being over two weeks in duration. If you are unable to make this kind of time commitment, then you should not apply for a World team. Selected members are expected to openly share helpful information concerning the venue and associated fishing tactics at all times leading up to the competition.

The cut-off date for applications is May 31, 2012