When Sam Root first began the Salty Fly Tournament in 2011, he saw the potential. A fisherman, photographer and blogger by day, Root believed there was a void that could be filled with a relaxed, fly-fishing-only tournament in the greater Tampa area. Sponsors and participants flocked to the tournament, with boat brands such as Hells Bay jumping onboard. Root served as Tournament Director for the event and saw the success and camaraderie firsthand.
Root is now in the final stages of planning for his third annual Salty Fly Tournament. For 2013, the Salty Fly will take place February 22-24, out of the Little Harbor Resort in Ruskin, Florida. Check out these behind the scenes photos from the 2012 tournament.
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