Pairing fly fishing and athletics is certainly a new turn in the sport beloved by people searching out quiet solitude. But, thanks to events like the Flyathalon, the trend is catching on and moving east to the Delaware Valley this summer. The Fly Tri is much more of a friendly competition than the running events of the Flyathalons, and this year’s competition is more designed to get folks out on the Delaware River and experience the fishery and region.
From Trout Unlimited:
Join Trout Unlimited on May 16, 2020, for the first annual Delaware River Fly Tri.
This triathlon-inspired endurance event offers a unique opportunity to experience the wonder of the Poconos and the Delaware River from different vantage points while adding an element of friendly competition.
Registration for this event is limited to only 30 people. Click HERE to register for the 2020 race!
Fish (and run) — 2.6 miles
The Tom’s Creek trail runs adjacent to this designated Wild Trout fishery. Competitors must run to the end of the trail and back, fishing at some point (or many points!) during the run. For more run course details, including fishing rules, click HERE.
Bike — 7 miles
The bike leg will be held on the McDade Recreational Trail, which runs alongside the Delaware River near the town of Bushkill. For more bike course information click HERE.
Paddle — 4 miles
The paddle leg will take place from the Eshback Boat Launch to the Bushkill boat launch, a distance of about 4 miles. This river section is relatively flat with no major rapids. Click HERE for more information on the paddle leg.