Kelly Galloup Launches Kill the Corona Fly Tying Contest

Kelly Galloup and the Slide Inn are at it again with a big fly tying contest that should keep all you fly tyers busy until spring. After the success of the first contest, launched during the initial COVID outbreak in March, Kelly and his team are doing it again with Kill the Corona Season 2. Submissions are open and any tyers can send their patterns to enter the contest. Check out the categories and prizes for this year’s contest below, and be sure to watch the video above for all the details!

Check out last season’s grand prize winner:

From Galloup’s Slide Inn Youtube:

Categories & Dates:

Warm Water: Top Water – Due by December 15th, 2020

Saltwater: Baitfish – Due by January 15th, 2021

Dry Fly: Mayfly – Due by February 15th, 2021

Nymph: Caddis Larva or Pupa – Due by March 15th, 2021

Streamer: Sculpin – Due by April 15th, 2021

Grand Prize will be announced on May 15th, 2021!!


-All submissions must be in by the due date to be judged.

-To win the Grand Prize you must submit your own original pattern.

-You can win a category with a non-original pattern, but you will not be in the running for the grand prize.

-There will be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prize as well as a viewer’s choice prize for each category.

-Each category will also have a youth division of 15 and younger, there will only be a 1st place winner for the youth division.

-The 1st place winner of each category will go into the running for the grand prize (if it is an original pattern).

-You can send in all your fly entries at once, or each one separately but by the given dates.

Entries can be sent to:

The Slide Inn
150 US HWY 287
South Cameron, MT 59720


-For each category, we will be giving away rods, reels, lines, sunglasses, vises, gift cards and so much more!!!!

-The grand prize is a contract with Montana Fly Company to have your ORIGINAL pattern in their catalog, complete with royalties.


-All patterns sent in will not be sent back.

-If you send in someone else’s pattern or a production tie as your own, you will be disqualified… and publicly shamed.


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