Monday, February 14, 2011

Bend, check. Portland, check.

Oregon, done and done.
Well It's been a few days since the last film tour update but let’s see what we can do.
February 12, 2011. The single biggest day in F3T history? Yep, 1,200 people watched the show thanks to a monster 600 person crowd in Portland, and two 300 person shows in Denver on the same night! I was super pumped to be a part of the Portland show. What a party! The seats were filled by far with the most rockin’ crowd to date. The laughs, a cheers could be heard down the street! Thank you Portland and all the local fly shop sponsors for a crazy show! And sorry for the lack of quality pics...we were slammed!
On the mic, workin' the crowd.

The line..after we started letting people in.

Awoke to a text this morn. "Wake the f#*k up bitches. Steelhead wait for no one".

A little post show tug love for TR.

 We arrived in Bend a week ago to back to back sell outs. We switched venues up a bit this year and moved down the street to the McMenamin’s theater and it did not disappoint! Due to a rule with the venue, there were a few tickets left to be sold at the door. With people showing up and hour and a half early, the few tics left didn’t last long. With the countless local brews, a great menue and couch style seating, the show was a huge success.

The calm before the storm.
People lined up for the last 25 tics.

A little pre shwo warm up.

Future fly fisher!

A little post show exploring.


We don’t have anything but a crappy cell pic, but on the way out of town I did manage to get into my first Bull trout. He may have been the smallest bull in the state, but he smashed the huge streamer I was throwing at his bigger brothers.  Not every day I add a new Salmonid to the list.


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Film Tour Update, Sactown.

And just like that the Cali run is over. Overall we had three great shows in Ventura, Long Beach and my backyard show in Sacramento. We also met some really cool people along the way.   I want to give a special thanks to American Fly Fishing, and Fly Fishing Specialties for helping spread the good word and selling a few pre show tics for us. Even though the weather was sunny and warm, it’s nice to be heading north to start a string of some of our biggest shows of the tour. We arrived in Bend last night only to find out that we are already sold out both nights! We’ve changed venues this year, so if you’re headed to the show, please check out the new directions. New spot.
We’re excited to be in Bend not only because it’s one of our favorite stops (come great local brews and rowdy fans) but we might finally get a chance to hit the water tomorrow.  I’ll keep ya posted if we get into some double digit Bull trout. A guy can dream can’t he?

Fly Fishing Specialties

American Fly Fishing

24th Street Theater

Jay pondering the next edit on the road

Bye bye warm weather, it's been fun.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Film Tour Update, Long Beach.

Well our quick stint in So Cal is officially over after last night’s show in Long Beach. It was the first time we’ve done a show down here and I assure you it won’t be the last. Every time we do a first showing in a new town we never really know what to expect. Well thanks to local sponsors, Bob Marriott’s Fly Fishing and The Fisherman’s Spot, the word got out and the venue filled up quickly after doors opened at 630. To top it off one of the guys working for the venue said it was the most well organized show he's ever seen at the Art Theater! Not bad for a bunch of bug chuckers. Check out a few to the pics while we head north to Sac Town, on what could be our longest drive of the whole tour this year. I’ll see what I can do to convince the boys to pull over and watch a bit of the ball game tonight. See you in Sacramento!
A little pre show swag organizing.

The Art Theater, Long Beach.

We went through the first 150 hats fast!

Thads cell pic of the line getting bigger by the min.

Great sun set in So Cal, see you in Sac on monday.


Thursday, February 3, 2011

This is Fly...

The new This is Fly went live a few days ago and showcased a pair of films that were chosen for this year’s Fly Fishing Film Tour.  Both feature some seriously toothy critters that have been blowing up the fly fishing world the last few years. Muskies and Makos are two top predators that are on my list to eventually take via the fly. If you wanna see the full length previews, you’ll have to meet up with us on the road this year. Enjoy.

Muskies..better than sex.

I gotta get my ass down to San Diego.