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May 03, 2009

Maine Striper Fishing Reports 2009

Fly Fishing Film Tour June 4, Portland ME

The Fly Fishing Film Tour, Hosted by www.fliesandfins.com sponsored by The Drake magazine, Sage Fly
Rods, Scientific Anglers Patagonia

and early summer, showcasing some of the most cutting edge fly fishing
films to date. The festival is playing in Portland, Maine at the Asylum
on Thursday, June 4, at 7pm. There will also be a pre- and post-show
party with appetizers, beer from local brewing companies and some
outstanding shorts from 406 Productions, World Angling and Flies and
Fins, 7pm to midnight.

Tickets for the festival are $15 for adults (21 and over only). For
more info on the Fly Fishing Film Tour, and to see trailers of the
films that will be showing, check out the website:
www.flyfishingfilmtour.com or contact Eric Wallace by email,
eric@coastalflyangler.com, or phone, 207-671-4330.

"The focus of this tour is to showcase the talent of these filmmakers,
raise some money for various conservation groups and provide
fly-fishers an evening of entertainment," says organizer Tom Bie. "It
may also be the only legitimate chance for thousands of lonely
fly-tyers to actually get a date."

Film Lineup

. "Drift" -- Sweeps across the flats of Belize and the Bahamas to spey
casting on Oregon's DeschutesRiver and exotic rivers in Kashmir, India.
10-minute and 18-minute segments.

. "Nervous Water" -- Four groups of anglers, each obsessed with the fish
they love, chase brown trout, rainbows, redfish and marlin. 18 minutes.

. "Eastern Rising" -- Felt Soul Media founders Ben Knight and Travis
Rummel,
who did the Bristol Bay documentary "Red Gold," offer a fly-fishing
excursion from Bristol Bay to the KamchatkaPeninsula in Russia. 9
minutes.

. "Red Gold" -- A fishing segment from the "Red Gold" documentary. 9
minutes.

. "Bass: The Movie" By Jamie Howard-- Pits a fly-rod angler versus a
conventional angler in a bass hotspot. Who will win? 5 minutes.

. "Rivers of a LostCoast" -- Led by fly-fishing gypsy Bill Schaadt, a
cult
of California coastal fly-fishermen revolutionized their sport and
redefined
their lives. 5 minutes.

. "Great White North" -- An MTV-style video that uses creative camera
angles
to highlight steelhead and trout fishing in the Northwest and British
Columbia. 10 minutes.

. "Soul Fish" -- A teaser from a recently released film by California
filmmaker Mikey Weir features footage from Mongolia, Brazil, Florida
Keys,
Christmas Island, Louisiana and Belize. 5 minutes.

. "Drum" -- Filmmakers take you inside the mind of the Holeman Brothers
and
their relentless quest for big redfish in the character-filled
community of
Hopedale, La. 9 minutes.

. "Raising the Ghost" -- Finding steelhead in a remote stretch of
British
Columbia is hard enough. But finding ones that will chase a
dead-drifted dry
fly? Nearly impossible. 5 minutes.

Fly Fishing Film Tour Summary
When: 7 p.m. June 4th., doors open a half-hour before the show.
Where: Asylum, 121 Center St Portland ME Cost: $15, 21+
Length: 90 minutes plus shorts and live music
Prizes: Among the many door prizes is entry in a grand prize drawing
for a trip to Belize, Scott Fly Rods and Patagonia gear.
Tickets/More Info: Go to www.flyfishingfilmtour.com or follow the buzz
at www.fliesandfins.com