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Holy cow…we’ve all been given a second chance!

I for one couldn’t make it down to New Braumfels this year for the FFFT (Fly Fishing Film Tour) during Troutfest, which made me sad as all get out. But in retrospect, i realize i probably would have snuck off and fished the Guadalupe, as so many apparently did, plus it would have been a LONG (and expensive) cab ride back after enjoying the inevitable food and drinks.

SOOOOOO…I’m happy to report that it’s back in Austin, once again at the Alamo on South Lamar ($15 dollar cab ride home…i’m guessing). Great food, drinks, and awesome footage, it’s the next best thing to being there.

So get your tickets HERE, but hurry up, they are going QUICK!

So, it’s not coming to Austin this year, but the Fly Fishing Film Tour IS coming to New Braumfelds this Saturday the 19th. If you haven’t been there before you owe it to yourself to check this out. Unfortunately for me work calls and i’ll miss it this year, after catching the last two years, but i promise i will be shedding a tear…seriously, it’s that awesome.

If you don’t work that Saturday, i can’t imagine anything cooler than camping Friday night, fishing the Guadalupe early Saturday morning, hitting Troutfest, and then drinking a cool one while taking in the FFFT that evening.

Let me know how it was…this might be the only time in the last two years that i’m actually sad i have a job.

GO ENJOY IT Y’ALL! AND REPORT BACK!

I feel kind of bad. I got to the FFFF later than i wanted to. We had to get our son to a sitter, feed ourselves before we passed out from hunger (oysters at the Highball…mmmm), and still manage to pay enough attention so that we didn’t end up in the front row of the theater like last year…that was LAME. But somehow we managed it all and were lucky enough to enjoy the Fly Fishing Film Festival in Austin again this year.

Mad props to everyone involved with hosting this event and bringing it to fruition. I know that Tosh Brown and Christine Johnson play a huge part in bringing this to Austin and promoting it, so “Thank you for what you do.”

My only thought on the event is, maybe we should start to have some sort of enthusiasm raffle for free swag. This is the third fly fishing event here in Austin that i’ve attended where people are receiving INCREDIBLE free stuff only to let out a sarcastic “PHEW” when their name is called. Granted this isn’t everyone, but come on people. be thankful for all the work that went into getting you that free reel or rod… or whatever, as Christy said at the show “Nobody is getting rich on Fly Fishing in Texas.”.  I really think that some sort of “contest” that took active participation would bring out the latent enthusiasm in our fly fishing community. I know there are a lot of passionatie and appreciative fly-fishers in our community, let’s give them a chance to share their love and enthusiasm for the sport while giving them a big “Thank you.” or a free 8WT rod!

Here’s to a bigger better next year.

P.S.

The next day i was fishing at the site pictured below, and no, i didn’t miss the crowds.

Whoa nelly…it’s almost that time again. As avid readers will no doubt remember, i spent last years Film Festival channeling my Hemingway persona and pretty much partying like there was no tomorrow, which of course there was…OUCH.

I think this year i’ll channel Mr. Bond, calm, cool and collected. I better get over to Netflix and get “Dr. No” in the queue.

In the mean time you REALLY SHOULD BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW. I just got mine and realized that one of the showings had already sold out. So get over there and claim your ticket before you’re one of those poor souls walking around the parking lot with a finger in the air (no not that one). It’s going to be fun for sure, and i’d love to meet anyone that will admit to actually reading this blog.

See you there!