It has only been around six months since last year's contest closed but it already seems like ages since we got to pore through your fly fishing photos, picking out our favorites as we go. So, we're very pleased to kick off our third annual fly fishing photo contest. Each year the contest brings together some amazing fly fishing photography from across the globe and gives us the privilege of showcasing it.
And we've done our best to motivate even more of you to send your photos in this year. The 2014 grand prize winner will walk away with more prizes than the entire field of winners from last year. Led by the Orvis Helios 2 fly rod, the grand prize package also includes a reel from Cheeky Fly Fishing, Smith Optics' new ChromaPop sunglasses and one of Scientific Anglers new Sharkwave fly lines. The first place winner (runner up) will take home everything the grand prize winner does, minus the Helios 2, and the prizes taper down from there. In all, four winning photos will be selected.
Perhaps the best part of this year's prizes packages is their customizability. Each winner will make their own selections from the manufacturers' product lineups. Also new this year is an increase in the number of photos each individual can submit, up to five from three in previous years.
As in previous years, we encourage those of you who enter to get creative. Send images that tell the story of our sport, not just fish porn. Send the fish porn too, but don't limit yourself. You've got five entries. Make them count. As the year goes on you can swap out your submissions or just submit new ones. Once the contest closes, we'll use your 5 most recent submissions as your entries.
For full contest details -- including a look at all of this year's prizes -- or to get started entering your images, head to the official contest page. Once you've entered a photo, we encourage you to use the links below your image to share your submission on Facebook, Twitter and more.