Trout Unlimited and KEEPEMWET have teamed up to launch the Trout Unlimited Keepemwet Fishing™ Photo Contest complete with some sweet prizes.
First Place – A custom #keepemwet Scott Rod and Waterworks Lamson Litespeed reel
Second Place – A Nomad Net from Fishpond
Third Place – An assortment of barbless trout flies from Umpqua Feather Merchants
To enter the contest, be sure to follow @troutunlimited and @keepemwetfishing on Instagram and then use the #keepemwet and #makefishingbetter hashtags when you post your pics on Instagram. Plus, you need to follow these four simple rules:
- Slabs need to be kept wet. We encourage you to photograph ’em with their mouth and gills submerged. You can remove slabs from the water for a quick second, but they need to be held slightly above the water. Sorry but no bank or boat shots or fish raised to the sky.
- Images only capture a snapshot of fish handling, so we’re asking submitters to certify that their slab was out of the water for less than 10 seconds total during the entire handling event.
- Fish need to be held horizontally and supported with one or two wet hands. No boga grips or lippin. And remember, you can love ’em but don’t hug ’em.
- In some places it is illegal to remove certain species from the water, such as wild steelhead, salmon, and bull trout in Washington, so make sure your grip and grin is legal.