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Fly Fishing film fest features Tongass conservation message

Posted: March 22, 2013 - 12:01am
The first annual International Fly Fishing Film Festival kicks off at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March  26 at the Goldtown Nickelodeon. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance at Alaska Fly Fishing Goods, or at the door.    Courtesy image
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The first annual International Fly Fishing Film Festival kicks off at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26 at the Goldtown Nickelodeon. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance at Alaska Fly Fishing Goods, or at the door.

Do you pine for the fish-filled days of summer? Do you long for ice-free rivers and lakes? Is your spouse looking at you funny because you fondle your fly fishing gear and stare at the goldfish too long?

There is a cure.

Join Trout Unlimited Alaska program, America’s Salmon Forest and Alaska Fly Fishing Goods for the 1st annual showing of the International Fly Fishing Film Festival beginning at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26 at the Goldtown Nickelodeon.

Tickets are available for $15 at Alaska Fly Fishing Goods (in the Senate building downtown), and all proceeds go to the continuing effort to conserve high-quality salmon and trout spawning and rearing habitat in the Tongass National Forest.

IF4 consists of short and feature length films produced by professional and amateur filmmakers from all corners of the globe, showcasing the passion, lifestyle and culture of fly fishing. From enormous trout in New Zealand to the “salmon forest” of the Alexander Archipelago, from spring creeks in Montana and to giant sheefish in further north, the variety of films at this event may just have something for all anglers. IF4 contains exclusive content not available in any other fly-fishing film event.

For a preview of the featured films in this year’s IF4, including Southeast’s own “The Last Salmon Forest”, go online to flyfilmfest.com/IF4 or see the trailer at vimeo.com/55021941.

Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show starts an hour later. Door prizes will be given away and there will be a cash raffle for a few big prizes.

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