• The Golden Hook Award. It was his wish to recognize a living fly tyer who has made a current contribution to the continuance of the art and craft of fly tying.


  •  The Catskill Cups.  This contest was created by Hardy USA and CFFCM  to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the introduction of the. Hardy C.C. de France Fly Rod   by Hardy Bros. Ltd.  Now with changes to the Hardy Company it has evolved into the Catskill Cup encompassing three competitions.  The Cortland Cup for graphite rods, the Hardy Cup for bamboo rods and a Women’s Bamboo Casting Challenge.


  • Lee Wulff Conservation Award.  Established by Joan Wulff in 2003, the Lee Wulff Conservation Award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to the preservation of wild game-fish and their habitat through protection of the waters, catch and release, and/or education programs for youngsters.


  •  Demarest Rod Challenge.  Named for Harold and Eileen Demarest, premier cane importers and supporters of the rodmaking community.  Each contestant builds a rod to specific standards that are defined yearly by the Gathering Coordinator.
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