Monday, January 7, 2013

2013 T.F.M. Spotting Photo Contest

I am excited to announce that Kabuto Rods is sponsoring the T.F.M. Spotting Photo Contest for this year and has offered up a finished fiberglass fly rod of the first place finalist's choosing and then fiberglass fly rod blanks to the second and third place finalists for the year.  Three excellent prizes for this year long contest.    

Kabuto Rods has been a long time supporter of The Fiberglass Manifesto and more or less gave me the idea to start the T.F.M. Fly Rod Loan Program by sending both an 8053 and 7033 which have been around the United States several times over each over the last couple years.  I own several Kabuto Rods blank builds, which are part of my personal collection, and in my mind they are some of the finest contemporary glass being offered today. 
I want to thank Kabuto Rods again for being a part of this year long contest on The Fiberglass Manifesto.

1. To participate you must submit a photo wearing a T.F.M. t-shirt, hoodie, sun mask, or cap.  These photos can be fly fishing or lifestyle related.  The most interesting T.F.M. Spotting posts tell a story and sending along a few other photos that help tell that story make the posts even better.

2. Don't have a piece of T.F.M. apparel but want in on the T.F.M. Spotting Photo Contest?  You can order your T.F.M. swag through the T.F.M. APPAREL page.

3. Submit your T.F.M. Spotting photo and a few lines of copy to accompany it by email to

4.  I will post your T.F.M. Spotting submission on the website during the month that it was submitted.

5. There will be a email poll to determine the finalist for each month of the year.  At the end of 2013 there will be twelve finalists which will be voted on to determine the top three winners.

6.  Each monthly finalist will receive a T.F.M. t-shirt of their choosing.

I am looking forward to the excellent T.F.M. Spotting submissions for this year. 

If you have any questions please send an email to


Eunan said...

oh man...tempted to enter again this year....lets see how 2012 works out....

Great job Cameron. Awesome contest and quality gear...

Cameron Mortenson said...

Eunan...if you don't win for 2012 then feel free to enter for 2013.

JJP said...

Here's a sneaky sidebar to all the TFM spotting contests!

Go to page 42 of "Fly Fishing in Saltwaters". I do believe that the second fella from the left is wearing a TFM tee.

How about that!

See ya in the fine print, John

JJP said...

Yeah, that's the current issue, and the article is about "GEOFISH".

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Cameron Mortenson said...

JJP...I'll have to check that out. Must be one of the Motiv Fishing peeps.