Neat subject! The first one it took me a minute to figure out it was a lure lol
I think it's too blue, warm it up and the colours become more true and pop. I took the liberty to do a super quick edit, hope you don't mind! I just pulled the blue channel down a bit.
Thanks for the input. Just as an update, the contest was for Orvis. We had to do 20 fly fishing themed photos in a month. I actually made the final 10, but the picture they selected honestly wasnt that good. Didnt end up winning any prizes.