The Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T) is coming to Highland Brewery in Asheville, NC March 19, 2015.
One of fly-fishing’s most celebrated annual events; the Fly Fishing Film Tour simply offers a showing of the most diverse, polished and compelling set of independent fly fishing films.
Hosted by Hunter Banks Co. and Southern Culture on the Fly (S.C.O.F.) magazine, this event will benefit the Land O’ Sky chapter of Trout Unlimited.
A raffle to benefit the Land O’ Sky Trout Unlimited (LOSTU) will feature prizes from YETI Coolers, Smith Optics, Patagonia, Scientific Anglers, Flymen Fishing Company plus many more. Raffle tickets can be purchased from LOSTU at the show.
This event will take place at Highland Brewing Company. Doors will open at 5pm. Food will be available on site by a local food truck . The films will start at 7:00 pm. Discounted tickets are available at Hunter Banks Flyshop or online for $13. $15 at the door.
Presale tickets: http://flyshop.hunterbanks.com/store/pc/2015-Fly-Fishing-Film-Tour-Ticket-p15204.htm
Fly Fishing Film Tour:
Quit taking selfies, turn your camera around and win our competition to find a new photo for our website header. You must be an LOSTU member in good standing and the rules are (pretty) simple:
1. Submit up to 3, original, relevant photos, in .jpg form, by emailing them to email@example.com .
2. Entries don’t have to be new but they have to be your work.
3. Entries must be received by 30 April.
4. The winner will be selected by a panel of impartial, unbribable judges.
5. Entries will be judged on how well they “Capture the Spirit” of LOSTU, how well they are suited to the wide-”landscape” (198 X 940 pixel) proportions of the website header and general coolness.
The winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to Curtis Wright Outfitters made possible through the generous support of CWO. Plus! The fame and notoriety that will surely come from having your photographic masterpiece grace the header of this prestigious URL.
Good luck and happy snapping!
The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission has published their calendar of stocking dates for Delayed Harvest trout streams. As you will see in our Chapter calendar, we will be stocking the North Mills on 5 March, 1 April and 6 May this spring. We will be doing a riverside litter pick up at the same time. Come on out and join us for a fun morning. If you’re interested in stocking dates for other area DH waters they can be found at: http://www.ncwildlife.org/Portals/0/Fishing/documents/TROUT_MAP.PDF
Congratulations to Diane Luebbers for being named as our new Chapter Secretary. Diane came to Asheville from Bozeman, MT last fall and brought with her a love of fly fishing, TU and boundless energy. She has quickly become a regular contributor at Chapter gatherings and activities and was unanimously approved by the Board. Diane replaces Reba Brinkman who will remain on the LOSTU Board as our new Fundraising Chair. Many thanks to both of these outstanding members for stepping up to help lead our Chapter to an ever brighter future!
Check out details for this upcoming event in our area on the Chapter Calendar.
In addition to adding Asheville Catholic School to our “Trout in the Classroom” program in 2014, we also worked with the WNC Nature Center to add a trout display. Check out the Nature Center trout in the photo above. They are thriving and on display to thousands of visitors like good little ambassadors of cold water conservation!
We had a blast at tonight’s Hank Patterson film and brought in just over $400 for LOSTU in the process. Many thanks to Hunter Banks Outfitters for putting on this benefit and a very special thanks to Reba Brinkman for setting it all up.
There was a crowd of LOSTU faithful and we were really gratified to see neighbors from the Pisgah Chapter, the Cataloochee Chapter and lots of fellow fly fishermen there for a fun filled evening.
If you missed it…you missed it but there are lots of fun and informative LOSTU events coming up in the next few months so stay tuned to this page and we hope to see you soon!
Kyle Quattromani shook off his New Year’s Eve celebrations, drove to Wilson Creek and won the 2015 LOSTU Icebreaker Challenge with this New Year’s Day Rainbow trout, caught on a midge pattern at 10am. Congratulations to Kyle and all the other New Year’s Day anglers who sent in entries for the 2015 Icebreaker Challenge. For his winter angling efforts Kyle wins a beautiful Merino wool hat from Icebreaker clothing, which we will be presented at the 13 January Chapter meeting.
Perhaps the most coveted title in all of LOSTU is that of the being the winner of the Icebreaker Challenge. It’s simple, but not easy. Just be the first LOSTU member to land a trout, on the fly, once the new year begins. Last year’s championship was won at 7:59 am on New Year’s Day in 24 degree conditions. Are you tough enough??? A handsome (and warm) merino wool cap from Icebreaker clothing…plus 12 months of bragging rights are waiting! A photo of the winning fish is not required but is highly encouraged.
We raised over $2900 at our annual “Yard Sale” held at the WNC Fly Fishing Expo exceeding our goal by 17%. Thank you to the WNC Fly Fishing Expo for providing us with free booth space. Thank you to Ron Bradford, John Ramey, Roger Parkin, Mark Lynch and Tom Brewster for all their hard work before, during and after the event. And a very special thank you to all of you who so generously donated all that great fly fishing gear. This gets us off to a great financial start for 2015 and puts us on track to continue and grow the good work of TU here in western North Carolina.
I hope to see all who can make it at our Chapter meeting, 7pm this Tuesday evening, 8 Dec at REI. Until then, tight lines and well done to all!