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Results: Essay and Video Contest

Post by Owl on Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:13 pm

What a great time we've had this week! First, we had to catch up on the stuff we verified but didn't have time to actually watch or read. We verified the stuff, don't get us wrong - but we didn't have time to actually "get into" everything - and now that we have, we're astounded at the creativity - and at how bad you guys want this rod! But OwlJones.com isn't for the weak, the skeerdy-cats, or those unwillin to put permanent marker to skin - and you guys have constantly been kickin' it up notch after notch.

I think I can speak for Amanda at Rise Fishing too when I say thank you so much for taking this thing on and running wild with it!

OK, speaking of running wild...you guys really did it up with the stories/essays this last week and three of us here at OwlJones.com reviewed them all and nearly had a knock-down-drag-out about how everyone would place. We can only imagine that this must be what it feels like to be judging something like Dancing with the Stars, only without the good looking dancers. Wink

Anyway, it was tough - it really, really was....but here's the way we hashed it out...


Winner of the "Make us Laugh" video: Leaky Waders - Fly Tying for Cat.....Fish.


Winner of the "First Fish with my New Rise Rod" essay:
1st Place: Leaky Waders -
http://myleakywaders.blogspot.com/2011/04/rise-contest-essay-portion-my-first.html
2nd Place: Floggin' Water -
http://waterfloggin.blogspot.com/2011/04/fictional-essay-my-first-fish-on-rise.html
3rd place: Troutmanbrook - http://troutmanbrook.blogspot.com/2011/04/fishing-contest-essay-rough-draft.html

Winner of the Saturday Night (fever?) bonus: Leaky Waders and Troutmanbrook both got a Bonus 1000 point for catching the surprise bonus post on Sat. night.

So it looks like it is going to come down to the three of you. Keep on your toes. Hang in there. Be ready for anything. And WIN. THAT. ROD.

(and reel, and decal and hat, and flies and ?)

Wha?what's that? what? huh? OOOOh, you want an updated Leaderboard? Alright then....let's put it up there:



Troutmanbrook is in 1st Place with: 7570
Leaky Waders is in 2rd Place with 5355
Floggin' Water is in 3nd Place with: 3765
Funcfish is in 4th Place with 1290


What's that sm*sniff,sniff*.....what's that smell...? Do you smell that? That smells like.........like....

a puzzle? a quiz? both? neither?

The first week in May will be something special! And I've got another surprise for the top three finishers. There's more waiting for you beyond the stated prizes for 2nd and 3rd place! What? Bonus prizes that's what! You'll have to finish well to find out I guess....

gee, when we run a contest we really run a contest don't we? Smile






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Re: Results: Essay and Video Contest

Post by Floggin Water on Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:28 pm

Congrats to Leaky for sweeping both of the latest tasks! My back side feels a little red and tender from that whoopin!

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Re: Results: Essay and Video Contest

Post by Owl on Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:37 pm

We're thinkin' we should have stuck with the earn-points-doing-crazy-stuff thing. It was REALLY hard to decide a winner. You guys rock!

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Post by MyLeakyWaders on Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:57 pm

Thanks Owl! You sure are putting a lot of hard work into this and we appreciate it. This is a lot of fun T-man and Flog. I'm excited/nervous/scared for what Owl has in store for us next.... We have a pretty tight group up top!


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Re: Results: Essay and Video Contest

Post by Floggin Water on Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:07 am

Mebbe they're giving away 3 rods or reels or something Wink Owl is being extra cagey and mysterious. I seriously hope he's not planning on throwing out some crazy extra bonus task requiring one to strip nekkid and paint themselves in his blog colors while running through a shopping mall screaming "Rise Fishing Rules!" and successfully outrunning the police. Running and I are not fans of one another lol!

Be very interesting to see how this all pans out!

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Re: Results: Essay and Video Contest

Post by troutmanbrook on Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:49 am

Floggin Water wrote:Mebbe they're giving away 3 rods or reels or something Wink Owl is being extra cagey and mysterious. I seriously hope he's not planning on throwing out some crazy extra bonus task requiring one to strip nekkid and paint themselves in his blog colors while running through a shopping mall screaming "Rise Fishing Rules!" and successfully outrunning the police. Running and I are not fans of one another lol!

Be very interesting to see how this all pans out!

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Re: Results: Essay and Video Contest

Post by Owl on Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:13 am

I will go ahead and tell you that there won't be a 5000 point task or anything like that. It's obviously going to be one of you three that wins it. And that friends, is what you get for perseverance and dedication to a goal. And maybe for not having a life? Wink LOL

quick - what's my middle name for 100000 points?


(kidding.) Smile

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Re: Results: Essay and Video Contest

Post by Floggin Water on Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:19 am

Who needs a life? Fishing is life. If you can't fish - you might as well read/write about fishing, right?

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