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Trouts Journal

RECAP: Throwback Thursday Fly Fishing Film Fest

Ivan Orsic / Jan 22, 2018

The dust has settled after the Inaugural Throwback Thursday Fly Fishing Film Fest and we wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for supporting such a worthwhile cause. Over 360 people showed up to watch old school fly fishing videos and support our home river. Through ticket sales, raffle ticket sales, and a couple of live auctions, we raised the $7500 necessary to purchase an acre-foot of water for the Denver South Platte. This is another amazing victory for our home river and we are honored by all of the support. Special thanks to Scott Wells, Ian Davis, Scott Fly Rods, Abel Reels, Yeti, Ross Reels, Simms, Costa, New Belgium, and Fishpond for their generous donations. It truly was an amazing night filled with classic fly fishing films for a great cause. Check out some pictures from the night!


Marquee at the Oriental



Rick, Jon and Matt manning the raffle sales!


Big thanks to YETI for their generosity!


Filling that YETI Bucket with raffle tickets!


Tucker Ladd, owner of Trouts Fly Fishing, kicking off the festivities.


Tom Bie, Frank Smethurst, and Travis Rummel talking about the good old days and introducing the first reel of Throwback films!


A little vintage steelheading action from BC on the big screen.


Intermission crowd waiting on the raffle and auction to begin.


Reid and Scott of Denver Trout Unlimited thanking the crowd for all of their support!


Local artist Scott Wells auctioning off a piece of his artwork.


Frank and Tucker starting the raffle off.


Raul scored a pair of new Costas!


Frank dropped another one-liner.


Harlan scored a YETI Tundra 50 Qt.


Mike grabbing his Panga for his next big trip.


Scott Radian say what?


Say What!!!!

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