Just a heads up to anybody out there with fly fishing film-making skills — or even if you don’t! There’s still time to sign up for the Oregon Fly Fishing Film Festival. The contest was announced back in June. The rules are here. Basically, you send us your un-released (not even on YouTube) fly fishing video, and if it makes the cut, we’ll show it at the film fest. We’ve extended the deadline from 12/20/09 to 12/31/09 for entries. If you’re the winner, you get about $4,000 in prizes, including an Oregon-made Bellinger Bamboo Fly Rod and a tour of the state’s greatest fly fisheries. The event takes place Jan 10th. See below for details.
Oregon Fly Fishing Film Festival and Fly Tying Expo
Sunday January 10th, 2009 12pm-5pm
David Minor Theater, 180 E. 5th Ave, Eugene OR
Film Festival Lineup:
-Beattie Outdoor Productions’ Nervous Water
– Catch Magazine’s 2009 best-of video compilation
-Rollcast Productions’ Hustle and Fish
-Stu Apte’s Tarpon Country
-Never-seen-before film submissions from around the country!
Featuring Oregon’s Fly Tying Experts:
-Barrett Christiansen of the Caddis Fly Shop and OregonFlyFishingBlog.com fly tying video series
-Dean Finnerty, Five Rivers Guide Service, Umpqua River steelhead guru
-Darian Hyde, dead drift steelhead pattern innovator from Hareline Dubbin
-Jay Nicholas, salmon biologist and fly fishing addict
-Rob Russell, Salmonid Jedi Master
-Captain Nate Stansberry, Oregon’s saltwater fly fishing guide
Tickets are $10 pre-sale at the Caddis Fly Shop or available for purchase at the door. 21 and over. All funds raised by this event will benefit Trout Unlimited’s efforts to reduce or remove hatchery fish from the McKenzie River.