Paint Creek One Fly 2012

Now in its fourth great year the Paint Creek One Fly offers fly fishermen of all ages a great day of Fly Fishing, Friendship, Good Humor and Good Times!

The Paint Creek One Fly is a non-profit event located in Downtown Rochester, Michigan and is open to the public. Specifics for this year’s event are:

Date: Saturday, June 2nd

Place: Rochester Municipal Park at the Kiwanis Pavilion

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Team Registrations begins at 7:30 a.m.

Tournament starts promptly at 9:00 a.m.

In the One Fly tournament your goal is to catch, measure and release as many trout as you can within the event fishing period. At the start of the day you must select a single fly for the event. Once you have selected your One Fly for the day, you must use only that fly for scoring points. The One Fly concept is not wholly about fly fishing, nor competitive fishing, but more about friendship, good humor, good times and raising funds for a good cause – Casting for Recovery.

Immediately after the trout tournament join us for our Fly Casting Contest. Test your fly casting skill at 20, 30, and 40 foot targets.

We’re also planning a hot dog/hamburger cookout with all the fixin’s after the day’s events.

All-in-all it makes for a great day with lots of food and prizes! Don’t miss it!


  • Team entry fees are now $25/person. Entry donations can be paid thru the secure Crowdrise link to the right or at the event.
  • Trout tournament fishing boundaries have been extended north to Tienken Road and south to Paint Creek’s confluence with the Clinton River (see MAPS tab).
  • Bluegill Fly Fishing Tournament at the park pond! See the “KIDS BLUEGILL TOURNAMENT” tab for details.In addition, this year we have added a few new surprises!
  • The “Caddis Cup” – This is a special division of The Paint Creek One Fly where any philanthropic organization can enter teams of 2 for $200.00 per team. This includes groups like Trout Unlimited, the FFF, the Michigan Fly Fishing Club as well as organizations like the Fly Girls of Michigan and the Kensington Field & Stream Team. Designed as a way to promote some friendly competition amongst these organizations, the winners will take home half of all the Caddis Cup team entry fees for the organization they represent as well as the coveted Caddis Cup.
  • Priority Start Times – This year in addition to the entry fee, teams are encouraged raise additional donations through friends, family and corporate sponsorships. To help facilitate this request teams are encouraged to set up their own website through the Crowdwise link. The 3 teams who raise the most donations will be rewarded priority start times and their choice of water on Paint Creek. Anyone who has fished this event in the past knows how big of an advantage that can be.
  • The “Buy a Fly” option. Prior to the event each participant will have the option to purchase the rights to use one additional fly should the first become lost or unusable. The “Buy a Fly” option” is $20 before the tournament begins and $40 after the tournament has begun. Just one extra fly may be purchased which you must provide. As some of our most experienced anglers will tell you, it really stinks to lose your fly in the first 5 minutes of the event and not have the rest of your fish qualify for the remainder of the day.
  • “Buy an Inch” – Lastly teams will have the option to purchase up to 5 inches of fish prior to the competition during the registration period. Each inch purchased is $5. This will be tacked on the teams total at the end of the competition and be scored accordingly. As this competition usually comes down to 1 fish separating the first place team from the rest of the group, this could make the difference between going home with and without bragging rights.

Play it the way you like it! It’s all meant to be a fun and rewarding day.

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