It may not feel like it where you live, but Spring is just around the corner. Really, I promise. Warmer days are ahead of us and that means bulbs will be emerging, grass will be starting to grow, and folks of all ages will be chomping at the bit to get outside and do a little fishing.

And just in time for Spring fishing is a contest for kids being offered by Kyle Perkins over at The Compleat Angler. In a nutshell, here are the contest guidelines which must be submitted by April 29th, 2011:

  • You must post a picture of yourself, or draw a picture of something that reminds you of fishing
  • You need to provide a few brief sentences on a why you love fishing or why you want to learn to fly-fish
  • You can post on your own site (or parent site) with a link to it in the comment section of this post.
  • You’re parents’ permission is required for any prizes – please include parent contact information in any email if you send it on your own.


Kyle has gotten his hands on a sweet Redington Crosswater Youth Fly Fishing Outfit that he’ll be giving away as the grand prize. The outfit includes a 4-piece, 8’6″ 5/6 weight rod, Crosswater reel spooled with backing, Rio Mainstream WF line and leader, and a rod/reel case all set to go!

I’m honored to have been chosen as a contest judge, along with Cameron Mortenson of the Fiberglass Manifesto and Fishy Kid fame. Rumor has it that an autographed copy of Olive the Little Woolly Bugger will also be given away as an additional prize.

Jump on over to The Compleat Thought and get all the details on this contest!