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You might remember Sandflea from this year’s F3T submission “Alaska: La Frontera Norte”. He was definitely one of the more entertaining people in this years film line up.

Speaking of the F3T, I did make it out to the showing at Orvis of Baton Rouge last Friday. It was a good time, got to catch up with a few folks I had not seen in awhile. Alex did a great job hosting everyone. It was nice to see folks younger than myself in attendance, usually fly fishing events around here attract the opposite, not that there is anything wrong with the “greatest generation”, but a little young blood is good for the sport.

Overall, I thought the films were pretty good with the first half being the most entertaining. I was prepared the break the entire line up down, but then I thought I’d better not – the film tour is still young  this year and I wouldn’t want to ruin it for anyone. I’ll just say that if you need to use the bathroom, go during “North of Wild” or “Long Live the King” because you won’t want to go during any of the other films.

You can watch all the trailers to the film festival here: http://www.flyfilmtour.com/watch-trailers/

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Who can argue with that?

What a great partnership with a great idea. I’ve seen a number of streams in North Georgia that have culverts blocking fish passage. They are usually found on smaller tributary streams. The size of these streams makes them of no less importance as they can be vital spawning habitat for native trout. It would be so simple to remove these culverts and replace them with different structures that would open up the entire stream to the fish. I’ve no doubt that the land owner(in Georgia’s case, the US Forest Service) would agree, but I’m sure they lack the dedicated funding to make this actually happen. Here is an opportunity for you to fund a project that you know will have a positive impact.

For more information visit TU or Orvis