Fly fishing film tour coming to Brunswick

Posted Feb. 25, 2011, at 9:38 p.m.

BRUNSWICK — Fly Fishing in Maine (FFIM) is bring back the “Fly Fishing Film Tour” to Brunswick for the 2011 edition of the popular event.

The tour is a collection of short films that are selected annually from a list of submissions from film-makers around the world.  From the back country of the South Island of New Zealand, to the Permit flats in Key West, the films pack 120 minutes of the planet’s finest fly fishing footage.

The event will be held March 4-5 at the Frontier Cafe and Cinema in Brunswick. The Frontier is located in the Ft. Andros complex that has food and beverages.  Last year’s tour at the same location sold out all three screenings.

Due to limited capacity, it is recommend tickets be ordered in advance, by either purchasing online with a credit card at http://www.flyfishinginmaine.org/flyfishingfilmtour/, or by calling the theater at (207)-725-5222.

The event will include door prize raffles and some silent auction items, including goods from Patagonia.

All proceeds from this event will go to the non-profit FFIM Grassroots Grant fund. Past recipients of FFIM Grassroots Grants have included Trout Unlimited, Casting For Recovery and Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.  This year FFIMis focusing itsefforts on stream restoration for wild brook trout in the Western Mountains, as well as efforts to research a bacterial disease that is negatively impacting striped bass up and down the East Coast.

For more information about Fly Fishing in Maine, visit the http://www.flyfishinginmaine.org/

For more information about the Fly Fishing Film Tour, including trailers for some of the films, visit thttp://www.flyfishingfilmtour.com/

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