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THANK YOU!!! 2nd Annual Throwback Fly Fishing Film Fest Recap

Ivan Orsic / Feb 11, 2019

It's been almost a week since the 2nd Annual Throwback Fly Fishing Film Fest. The dust has settled and we've done the math. A heartfelt thank you for all of the support that all of you showed for the Denver South Platte. With over 300 people in attendance on a Tuesday night in January, it was a packed house.

First and foremost, through ticket sales, raffle ticket sales, and donations from sales of Oskar Blues, we raised the $7500 necessary to purchase another acre-foot of water for the Denver South Platte.

We'd be remiss if we didn't send out a big thank you to RA Beattie, Beattie Outdoor Productions, and Off the Grid Studios for putting together an entertaining and thoughtful selection of old classics from their archives. A selection that told a cool and cohesive story of their journey through fly fishing media over the last 15 years.

Special thanks to Frank Smethurst, The Fly Fishing Film Tour, The Drake, Scott Wells, Aaron Abeyta, Winston Fly Rods, Fishpond, Simms Fishing Products, Abel Reels, Ross Reels, Yeti, Costa, Oskar Blues, and Fishpond for their generous donations of time and prouct. It truly was an amazing night filled with classic fly fishing films for a great cause. Check out some pictures from the night!

The Oriental looking good at sundown.
Pat was enjoying a Corona...and he wanted a picture taken with that Corona.
Zeke from Trouts Frisco made the trek down from Summit County.
Frank Smethurst did an amazing job MCing for the second year in a row.
Frank welcomed RA onto the stage for a little between two ferns action.
Frank and RA talking about the good ole days.
After the first set of films, it was time for intermission.
Time to talk about the Denver South Platte...
...and raffle off some amazing prizes from our sponsors.
Tucker got in on the action.
There were a lot of winners...but no one won as much as the man in black. Here, he lurks in the darkness holding on to his final haul.
Jon thought it was a good time.

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