We're excited to release the Free Fly community's top 10 best catches of 2018. We had hundreds of submissions, but our judges narrowed it down to 10. Recently, we let the Free Fly Instagram community cast their vote for the winning catch. After a tight race, the winner was Captain Danny Lynch with the monster tarpon on the fly at the Bahia Honda Sporting Club. Congrats Danny, truely well deserved, and be sure to read along to check out this year's top 10. 


Angler: Danny Lynch

Species: Tarpon


Angler: Cole Anderson

Species: Brown Trout


Angler: Dylan Schmitz

Species: Bonefish


Angler: Forrest Powell

Species: Redfish


Angler: Gabe Lefebvre

Species: Wahoo


Angler: Kinsey Ann Durham

Species: Roosterfish


Angler: Mason Messana

Species: Jack


Angler: Harrison Beckwith

Species: Striper


Angler: Erin Courtney

Species: Black Drum


Angler: Christina Stoneburner

Species: Snook


About the Contest: Our judges curated the top 10 catches of the year based on the Free Fly Instagram's community submissions, and then opened up voting for the public to pick their winner on our Instagram from 4pm est on 12/14 to 11:59pm est on 12/16. We announced the winner on Monday 12/17. The winning angler will receive Free Fly gear, the best catch trophy to keep a watchful eye on, a framed hall of fame picture in our office, and good old fashion bragging rights for the next year.

Legal Mumbo Jumbo: No purchase necessary to enter. Our rules and contest are no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by Instagram or Facebook and govern your entry in the contest and are a legally biding agreement between you and the sponsor. 

Winner: Winner will be selected by the Free Fly Instagram community and will win a Free Fly gear pack, a trophy, a hall of fame picture on the Free Fly office wall, and bragging rights. 

Eligibility: Open to legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years or older at the time of entry. 

Judging: All entries were judged based on the following criteria: species, grip and grin form, location, fly, photo quality, story behind the catch and having Free Fly present in the photo.