Va.’s Only Saltwater Fly-Fishing Tournament Supports Veterans

Chesapeake Bay Magazine
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Fly-fishing is a small part of the overall fishing world. Fly-fishing in salt water is even smaller, a niche within a niche.

To remedy that, Art Webb and John Fall created Legends of the Fly. It started in 2014 with a one-day indoor event designed to increase awareness of saltwater fly-fishing in southeastern Virginia. The initial event featured fly-fishing legend and world record holder Stu Apt, numerous fly-fishing films, and prizes. The event attracted 175 attendees and raised $7,500 for charities.

A fly-fishing only tournament was added in 2016. 34 individuals participated. The tournament was a success, and continued each fall until the pandemic shut it down in 2020. Virginia’s only saltwater fly-fishing tournament is back for 2021.

The Legends of the Fly tournament includes fly fishing enthusiasts and war veterans. Image: Kendall Osborne

The tournament will be held on Saturday, October 9. It is designed for two-person teams, but individuals can also participate. Anglers can fish…

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