My nephew participated in the 2008 Salmon Derby last month. He caught an 18.3 pound king salmon on a fly rod and fly set up. The prize for turning in the largest king caught on a fly rod and fly set up was a 10 wt. Sage rod and a 10 wt. Ross Reel with line. He won that prize, and $50 in a door prize. The rod and reel set up with line is worth about $700 retail value!
First prize in the Salmon Derby this year was $5000. and 2 round trip tickets to Seattle. It was won with a 48 pound salmon.
There were a ton of prizes awarded in several categories--literally something for everyone!
The next event is a fishing derby on the small lake in town that my younger daughter will be entering. The lake was stocked with fish a couple of weeks ago by airplane, so there should be plenty of fish for everyone to catch in there. Will be fun!