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Streaming Thoughts of Rain

Joel La Follette - Thursday, March 12, 2015
Somewhere around 4:32 this morning my brain switched from basic maintenance functions to cognitive creative outputs which sealed the fate of further sleep and drew me here to the keyboard once again.

Most writers seek inspiration during sessions of full consciousness, I’m wired differently. In that semi awake mode that hangs between deep sleep and awareness of the world around you, my head begins buzzing with concepts, phrases, loose words, full sentences and complete paragraphs. Trying to ignore this buzzing is futile. It signals the end of night and the beginning of a longer day than the one planned. I cannot choose when this happens, but am duty bound to rise and record these whirling words and lay them out. Hopefully into something worth the effort to write and for you to read. You being the final judge, while I free myself from these words, seeking to sleep through the night until they come again. Will it be tomorrow? I do not know.


I do know that the rain has started to grace the valley and for that I cannot take all the credit. Many of you read this weekly stream of thought and took on the challenge of washing your vehicles, making sure I was made aware of your contribution. Tracy Buckner gets a special shout out for posting an arty photo of suds on her windshield as she trundled through the car wash. Becky and Pat, while most likely heading off to Spring Training in AZ at least washed their wheels before flying south. I myself pushed the clouds to open by washing for the last time a good friend and reliable mode of transportation before turning it over to a young family that will guide it through the next phase of it’s life. 

(I should note here that the photo above was taken on March 22, 2010.)

Having removed the trappings of an obsessive angler from my old 4runner, most of which was a collection of loose flies clipped from tippets and deposited in cup holders or simply tossed on the backseat floor, I have made it kid friendly. It now faces another life filled with spilled milk, diapers, binky monkeys and the paraphernalia needed when traveling with young children. I assure you this is a new adventure for the old rig, but it will perform admirably.

Just as admirably as you all have by washing your cars, planning outdoor weddings and family reunions to help inspire the rain to fall. The plan seems to be working, if a bit too well. This weekend is forecast to really get with the program and that could be an issue. You see, Dec Hogan rolls into town this Saturday for two days of Spey Casting Classes and it would be nice to complete them without being pushed back into the stream-side brush by rising waters. Moderate rainfall would be best and I believe this could be accomplished by well timed auto washings. So in an effort to temper the tempest I suggest an odd/even system bases on plate numbers, kind of like the old fuel crisis days. Those with vanity plates will probably just wash their rigs everyday.

This effort should continue until the state announces that we are no longer in danger of a water shortage. Of course, it is important to use as little water as possible during this exercise and conserve when and where you can. If we fail in this endeavor to bring balance back to the water table I hold in reserve the vehicles of the top two Sandy River guides. We will, by force if needed, wash and wax those rigs to prevent a full on drought.

Now all that it left for me to do is break in a new fishing rig. I believe I'll wash it on Monday, before I hit the river.






 


  

Costa~Fly Fishing Film Tour Pre-Party Prizes

Joel La Follette - Wednesday, February 11, 2015


The Fly Fishing Film Tour has come and gone, but we still have some prizes to hand out. If you attended our Film Tour pre-party last Saturday and you filled out a door prize ticket, you may have won! All of us here at Royal Treatment Fly Fishing would like to thank the guys and gals from the Tour and the friendly folks at Costa Sunglasses for providing us with some great films and fantastic door prizes. We're all looking forward to next year's F3T show! So without further adieu, here is our list of winners...

Tom Weltcheck
F3T Hat
DVD Jungle Fish
Costa C-Line Retainer

Dave Hendrie
Costa Black Beanie Cap
DVD Jungle Fish
Costa C-Line Retainer

Tom Peddie
Costa Black Beanie Cap
DVD Jungle Fish
Costa C-Line Retainer

Jacden Hunter (Sorry, we cannot read the first name)
DVD Jungle Fish
Scientific Anglers Frequency Fly Line
Costa C-Line Retainer

And now the big stuff...

Stig Rayner
Black Abel Nipper
Abel Lanyard

Emily Untalan
Costa Tower Sunglasses
Costa C-Line Retainer

Merle Olson
Costa Cut Sunglasses
Costa C-Line Retainer

Eric Lider
Costa Tuna Alley Sunglasses
Costa C-Line Retainer

Please stop in the shop to pick up your prices. You will need to confirm your identity.  Prizes are not exchangeable, but come with warranties from the manufacturers.

2015 Fly Fishing Film Tour

Joel La Follette - Thursday, January 15, 2015
Here is the line up for this year's Fly Fishing Film Tour! I've included a sneak peek at Salt 365 warm you up a bit. You can view all the trailers on the Tour's website.
NOTE: Not all films will play at every screening

SALT 365 Official Trailer from Tight Loop Media on Vimeo.

SALT 365 ~ Tight Loop Media and Paul Pryor Films
Location: California
Species: Dorodo, Calico Bass 
Description: Two lifelong surfers living in Orange County California, and from opposites ends of the earth, forge a strong, late in life friendship through their shared passion for the obscure sport of saltwater fly fishing. A peek behind the Orange curtain into the Southern California ocean lifestyle through the lives of Capt. Vaughn Podmore & Keith Munemitsu.

(PaulPryorFilm.com)

CO2LD WATERS ~ Conservation Media
Location: Montana 
Species: Trout
Description: Conservation Media produced CO2LD WATERS for our client Conservation Hawks. The film stars Craig Mathews of Blue Ribbon Flies, Yvon Chouinard of Patagonia, Steve Hemkens of Orvis, Tim Romano of Angling Trade, and Todd Tanner of Conservation Hawks. The film looks at the single biggest threat to the future of angling: Climate Change.

(co2ldwaters.org)

YOW: ICELANDIC FOR YES! ~ Tributaries Digital Cinema
Location: Iceland

Species: Atlantic Salmon
Description: The thing is: it’s not just a word, it’s a feeling — it’s smiling with a pull of whiskey after a long day in the rain, it’s believing in the unknown. From rendezvousing with 16th generation farmers while discovering un-fished rivers to sitting in lonely line-ups while the snow falls — Iceland’s landscape and culture is an incredible background in which to chase the Yow.

(Icelandicforyes.com)

90 MILES ~ World Angling
Location: Cuba
Species: tarpon, bonefish, permit
Description: 90 Miles is the physical distance between the Florida Keys and Cuba. It is what connects us and what separates us. This film is the first documentary that WorldANGLING has ever produced in a foreign location and what an incredibly cool place to start. Flats fishing for tarpon, bonefish and permit is big business in the Florida Keys. Annually, these three species generate roughly 475 million in revenue in Monroe county Fl. This fact has been noticed by the Cuban government as they
consider their own fishery and the nascent eco tourism industry that is taking shape there. Will Benson travelled to Cuba as part of a scientific outreach mission with the Bonefish Tarpon Trust in November 2013 to investigate the fishery, the culture, the philosophy of conservation and the attitudes of fishermen on the other side of the Gulf Stream. What we learned during this mission was that we are connected to Cuba in many ways, and there is much to learn and share between our cultures. One possibility, is that the Florida Keys bonefish are in fact cuban born and that our fishery in the Keys is heavily dependent on the breeding stock from Cuba. 90 Miles is a story about the natural connections all around us and possibility of working together to protect and shepherd our fisheries.
(worldangling.com)

MONGOLIA ~ Beattie Outdoor Productions
Location: Mongolia
Species: Taimen
Description: Ask one of the main characters in this film, conservationist and wilderness guide Charlie Conn (Director of the Taimen Fund), what this film is about and he’ll humbly tell you, “this is a conservation documentary about our work protecting Taimen (hucho hucho taimen) in Mongolia.” While the underlying focus of the film is the conservation work being done in Mongolia to protect the largest salmonid species in the world, the film is actually a combination of various meandering storylines – flowing together into a cohesive examination of what happens when passionate people come together to protect and properly manage a resource before a ecosystem is subject to 1st world development. Like many countries on the planet, Mongolia is rapidly transitioning from yesterday to tomorrow – leaving a wilderness, numerous wild species and a rich local culture hanging in the balance between two emerging demographics: those participating in the centuries old nomadic existence and a growing population eager to bring Mongolia to the 21st century. As many living in the later know to be true, the luxuries of the 21st century are grand – but oftentimes come with great cost to the natural world around us. All too often, conservation efforts are reactionary. Generation after generation is left picking up the pieces of shattered ecosystems. In many ways, Mongolia is different. Mongolia is an opportunity to conserve before the worst of the damage is inflicted. And most importantly, if successful, Mongolia could be a model for others to follow.
(Beattieoutdoorproductions.com)

BREAKING THROUGH: THE STORY OF LARRY FIVECOATS ~  Scott Thompson
Location: Colorado
Species: Trout
Description: Larry Fivecoats served with the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vietnam in 1966 and 1967. In that time, Larry was involved in over 150 firefights and witnessed very heavy casualties. When he returned from war, he found himself struggling with the lasting symptoms of PTSD and depression, and began to contemplate suicide. Then Larry was introduced to Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing.

THOSE MOMENTS ~ Peter Christensen
Location: Bahamas, Alaska, British Columbia
Species: Trout, Steelhead, Bonefish
Description: THOSE MOMENTS is a feature film for the 2015 fly fishing festival cycle, following fly fishing guides on their day off. We start in Alaska with Hawkeye and Zac searching for giant, flesh-eating rainbows on the Kanektok River, then join Torrie and Josie on Andros, Bahamas, for some mellow bonefishing and finish in British Columbia, where Scott and Kara swing for steel on the Dean River.

OUT OF TOUCH ~ Shallow Water Expeditions
Location: Louisiana
Species: Redfish
Description: Our lives are run by technology and sometimes its just better to be ‘Out of Touch’ and just have fun. David Mangum of Shallow Water Expeditions Guide Service takes us on an adventure in search of Redfish off the Louisiana coast. All the while cells phones remain in the car – where they should be when Fly Fishing the unexplored.

(Shallowwaterexpeditions.com)

BUCKNASTY BROWNS ~ Montana Wild
Location: Western United States
Species: Trout
Description: Last June, the Montana Wild crew was thirsty for some fly fishing. Black bear season was over but spring run-off most certainly was not, leaving few options for clear waters around Missoula. Zack, Travis and Sam decided to make the haul from Western Montana down to Eastern Oregon and check out a tiny, mysterious tailwater in the desert. This film is about a fly-flinging good time chasing some bucknasty brown trout who like to eat mice almost as much as mayflies.

(Montana-wild.com)

CARPLAND ~ Beattie Outdoor Productions
Location: United States
Species: Carp
Description: Carpland is a documentary-style adventure film about the history of carp in the United States. This non-native invasive species was introduced to U.S. waterways as a food source, and quickly spread to almost every state within a century. Prized around much of the world as a desirable menu item – and in some areas as a game fish – the name carp carries negative connotations in the U.S. pertaining to its value as table-fare and a sport fish. They pose a significant threat to numerous wild ecosystems and native flora and fauna. They’re also an adaptive species, thriving in waterways too damaged by pollution to support native species – providing angling opportunities for urban populations. Carp’s short history in North America spawns many questions about their role and future here. How did this desirable food fish fall from grace in households around the country? Why is one of the strongest and most desired international game fish overlooked by anglers in America? How do we protect wild areas and native species from being overrun with this invasive species? Should we support carp populations in areas where native species have vanished due to pollution? We’ll investigate these questions, and more. Stay tuned.

(Carpfishingfilm.com)

THE LOST BOYS OF YANTARNI ~ Fly Out Media
Location: Alaska
Species: Salmon
Description: The Lost Boys of Yantarni is the story of the quirky few, stubborn enough to live and work on one of the most rugged and formidable outreaches of the Alaska Peninsula – a Neverland practically unknown to the angling world. The allure? – giant, dime bright, Coho Salmon that charge into these mile-long rivers with a seek-and-destroy mentality. 
Mother Nature still keeps secrets here, never really showing her hand. For the guys running the place, outwitting her is a daily battle. Severe weather, four-legged locals, and never-ending chores stack the odds against them.
“Oh, the glory of being a guide in Alaska . . .”

(Flyoutmedia.com)

Trailer Trash Thursday

Joel La Follette - Thursday, January 08, 2015
Paddling through the internet looking for a new TTT film each week I get to see fly fishing films made by a wide range talent. Most start with the required in-car GoPro shots of wader clad trout bums heading to a favorite secret spot followed by the classic wading boot tromping through the brush shot. Not his week. This guy mixes it up with a Fixie bicycle, which I have learned is not something I'll be riding anytime soon. Maybe you should dust off that mountain bike and film your own Tour de Flyfish exploits. You can score two tickets to the 2015 Fly Fishing Film Tour just for entering our film contest! You'll also have a chance at a pair of Simms G3 waders and some incredible fish spotting Costa Sunglasses. We'll even set you up on the A list for the Film Tour Pre-Party here at the shop. Lady Gaga, Sting and Donnie Osmond are not scheduled to appear, but who cares. We will have cookies.

Hit the full screen icon on the bottom right and enjoy this week's film.

FIXED for fly fishing from MOVI-MEDIA on Vimeo.

Want to be famous and win cool stuff?  You need to enter our Trailer Trash Thursday contest! Check out the rules, make a film and enter it. You have nothing to lose..... 

A River for Christmas

Joel La Follette - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

A River for Christmas (Director's cut) from Joel La Follette on Vimeo.

Merry Christmas from all of us at Royal Treatment Fly Fishing

Dear Santa...

Joel La Follette - Thursday, December 11, 2014
Are you having trouble finding that perfect gift for the angler on your list? So is my wife. I admit she has a very hard task when it comes to gift giving as I am pretty sure I have all I’ll ever need, and then some. I’m not saying I’m a hoarder or anything, but my collection of fly fishing related goodies sometimes blocks out the sun until I beat it back into the proper storage location. And I’m not very good at that.

So when I tell her I really don’t need anything, I mean I really don’t need anything. Nevertheless she wants a list. You know, one of those carefully crafted documents you folded up and hand delivered to Santa when he made a pass through your town. You may even have tucked a piece of peppermint gum inside as a bribe for the jolly old Elf. I’m too old for that, and I really don’t need anything. Besides, Santa has his hands full with all of the folks I contacted to find out what the perfect fly fishing gift would be.

I sent out a note to over 40 guides, industry professionals and hardcore fish bums asking what was the best gift they ever received, or the gift at the top of their list this Christmas. The responses ranged from the practical to the obvious. Never ask a reel maker what he thinks is the best gift. I did get some great insight from a few of my friends, including Mia Sheppard who suggested a packable watercolor set. Cool idea indeed. Others went crazy and sent links to off the hook fishing rigs, private aircraft, boats and assorted toys that would not fit under the tree. I have boiled down the rest into the Top Ten Best Fly Fishing Gifts Ever. Starting with number 10.

10.
Socks
This almost doesn’t qualify for the Christmas list due to the bad memories associated with getting socks and underwear under the tree when all you wanted was a Red Rider BB Gun. Well, we’ve all moved past that and warm feet are one of the greatest gifts you can get when standing in 34 degree water, Plus, you won’t shoot your eye out.
9.
A Fly Box of Flies.

This was a very popular one with many of the people I polled. The best gifts come from the heart and the talent of the giver. Even if you don’t tye flies you can personally select a collection of patterns for their favorite fishery. Like the newly released Crandall's Promise Keeper.

8.
Books
I’ve collected fly fishing books for a very long time and enjoy sitting down in my tying room and revisiting an old edition on a rainy day. This too was a common answer to the posed question, with many listing favorite authors. DVDs also fall into this category and there are a few new ones out, including Catch Magazine Season 6. I wonder who suggested that one?
7.
A Fly Tying Vice.
My first vise was a Thompson “B” Fly Tying Vice. I was 7 or 8 when I got this beauty for Christmas. The red handle looked so cool and I no longer had to wait for Gramps to finish his tying. This gift started me down a very long and winding path. I still have this vice and it still works. Since the Thompson B is no longer available, you might want to look at something a little more modern. Renzetti makes my current vise, the Presentation, as well as models in other price points. A good tying vice will last forever, which is more than you can say about that Chia Pet you got last year. Tying materials and tools are great shocking stuffers too.
6.
Dry Stuff
Waders, jackets, hats, gloves, or anything to keep them dry and warm this winter would be a winner. Leaks are only found in the coldest of conditions as a rule, so being proactive in upgrading basic waterproofing and insulation is always a welcome gift. Most often mentioned in this category was the Guide Pant and Coldweather Shirt, both from Simms.
5.
Sun Glasses
Good polaroid glasses are used by anglers no matter where they fish. Besides giving us a better look into the watery world of fish, they also have the added benefit of protecting eyeballs from UV rays, errant flies, bugs and other debris. I’m going to add a shameless a plug here. Costa. If you haven’t tried them, you should.
4.
Clippers.
It doesn’t matter if you call them nippers, Nipas, or clippers, everyone wants a pair of sharp ones. This item was mentioned often by those who have suffered through a day of nipper envy when they hit the water nipperless. Abel Nippers topped the list of “I wouldn’t buy them for myself, but...”, with Rising’s Nipas being the budget favorite. Toss in a lanyard or retractor so you don’t have to buy them every year. The funny thing about this suggestion is it was most often recommended by river guides...
3.
Tackle
Rods and reels make great gifts if the budget allows and if you know what bit of tackle is missing in the quiver of the gift recipient. This suggestion was the number one favorite of the rod or reel makers and the factory reps I queried, but they are slightly biased. They did include a matching rod or reel for whatever their latest offering was, and of course a proper line. It was very kind of them to think of others during this festive time of year. Perhaps I’ll send them socks.
2.
A Fly Fishing Future
There are many groups out there working hard to make sure we all have clean water, wild fish and access to our fisheries. Support them. The gift of a donation or membership to your organization of choice is a great way to help spread the holiday cheer to our fishy friends, and in most cases it’s tax deductible.
1.
A Fishing Trip.
Guided or otherwise, a day on the water is priceless and makes memories that last forever. Kellie gave me a Mako Shark fishing trip last year and I’m still thinking about it. Of course, after she had a while to think about it herself, sending me off in a small boat to fish for Sharks maybe wasn’t the best idea she’s had.... but I loved it! Fishing with a pro is a great way to learn a fishery or pick up a few casting tips. I love being guided on the water as I can focus on fishing and not have to worry about the logistics. The catered lunches are nice too. The Trout bums I sent this to thought a guided Steelhead trip would be perfect. Sounds good to me too...and Steelhead don’t have big teeth.

There you have it. The Top Ten Best Fly Fishing Gifts Ever, or at least the top ten as suggested by my group of friends.

Do you have something to add? Post a comment below.


Redfish

Joel La Follette - Thursday, November 20, 2014
I’m pretty sure there are a few Eat, Sleep, Fish bumper stickers riding around on rigs that frequent our parking lot, and while fishing information is always at the forefront of my on-line ramblings, today it’s food. After all, sharing good information is the reason I bother writing this weekly news blast and maintaining our spiffy new website. You deserve it.

Of course, finding a great meal while in pursuit of Salmon with a fly rod on the coast makes this a legit posting. Besides, I could never forgive myself if you rolled through Port Orford and missed the best food on the southern Oregon coast. I just couldn’t live with myself.

I speak here of an establishment called simply, Redfish. Located at the south end of Port Orford, right on Hwy 101, you would have to try to miss it. When you see the ocean, turn right. Even their parking lot has a great view.

Port Orford is not the place that comes to mind when thinking of a great meal, but believe me Campers, you are in for a treat. While most of the town rolls up the sidewalk when the sun sets, the Redfish open sign guides diners to a collection of entrées that run from freshly caught Lingcod to perfectly aged beef. When perusing the menu you might want to listen to Amber for the specials of the day. Chef Shane Overby is superb and here you will find the very freshest and creative offerings.

The soupe du jour should not be missed. I had a wonderful Clam Chowder one night and followed it up with a Black Bean Chipotle the next. After a long day of fishing a hot bowl of soup is perfect and Redfish has the best Chowder I’ve had while dining out. (Kellie makes the best overall right here at home. Reasonably priced too.)

Then there’s desert. While the desert menu is small, that’s a good thing. The choices are hard enough to make so having more of them would keep you up past your bedtime. Try the French Vanilla Bean Creme Brule, then tell me I’m wrong.

Redfish also has an extensive wine selection, but as I'm not a connoisseur of fermented fruit it was totally lost on me. My friend Jason though was impressed, and it takes a lot to impress him.  

On a side note, Redfish has a loft apartment that rents by the day and offers a great view of the Pacific. It would make a wonderful place to watch a winter storm. Next door is located the Hawthorne Gallery, a collection of works from local artisans. Amber was kind enough to allow us an after hour viewing of the collection. If you arrive late and miss the gallery, just ask for the Royal Treatment.

Calendars and Old Boats

Joel La Follette - Thursday, October 16, 2014

A calendar reminder beeped on Monday informing me that it was Whaler #2s birthday. We mark all kinds of dates at our house and boat birthdays are just a drop in the bucket. The fact that is was #2s special day probably would mean that there is a Whaler #1 to celebrate somewhere on the calendar as well and when I checked, there was. These of course are not the date of manufacture, but the date of adoption. My drift boat's date of delivery from the nice folks at Clackacraft some 14 years ago is, however, it's true birthday and one often celebrated by drifting the Deschutes. In fact, all of the fleet gets out regularly except for the cedar strip canoe that hangs from the ceiling in the living room. If I could figure out how to get it down easily I'd take it out on occasion as well.

Whaler at restIn tacky t-shirt shops across the country you will probably find reference to the old definition of a boat as a hole in the water in which to dump your money. I find this to be a prospective thing as I've had a couple of race cars and they were much more expensive. I'll admit to having a weakness for boats having replaced the speed of asphalt with the rush and splash of water. Although I enjoyed the racing, I enjoy the water much more. The fact that when you run into people you know on the water, it is not as expensive or painful as running into someone on the race track. Far from it. It is normally quite painless and a welcome opportunity to catch up. 

Take this weekend for instance. While plying the water in search of a willing fish I ran into my old friend Jerry Swanson, he himself a lover of boats and former Whaler owner. We were able to catch up and visit about friends, boats and old fly rods. I also ran into Joyce and Marty Sherman as they were enjoying a fall afternoon of fishing. We chatted for some time and compared fishing stories, as we drifted along with the slap of water against the hull playing background music for the conversation. Marty was the guy who sold me the drift boat 14 years ago. That date beeps every year reminding me of that special day. Much like the calendar reminder I just got. "Order Cake."

 Join us this Saturday for cake and other festivities as we celebrate Royal Treatment Fly Fishing's fourth anniversary. You might as well set a calendar reminder for next year too.

2014/2015 Trailer Trash Thursday Film Contest

Joel La Follette - Wednesday, August 13, 2014

2014/2015

Trailer Trash Awards

This contest is held, overseen, judged and owned by Royal Treatment Fly Fishing. All entries will abide by all rules set forth in the 2013/2014 Trailer Trash Thursday 13 Rules of the Road as posted below. As stated in these rules, film makers are responsible for all content of their film and retain all marketing rights. 

Awards will be given for...

Best Cinematography

Best Story Line

Best Actor/Actress 

Best Picture

Premiere Party

Royal Treatment Fly Fishing, the crew from F3T and our friends at Costa will host a Premiere Party on February 7th, 2015, at which time all entries chosen for final consideration by our panel of judges will be shown and prizes awarded. 

Prizes

Prizes will be awarded in each category to officially entered films. In addition, an overall Best Picture Award will be awarded. Qualifying winners in each category will receive a pair of Costa sunglasses, and bag’o swag . Best picture award gets a pair of the new improved G3 Waders from Simms Fishing Products. The first 30 film makers to officially enter films will receive two tickets to the 2014-2015 Fly Fishing Film Tour.

Judging

Our panel of judges will be made up of fly fishing industry professionals. The decision of the judges will be final and not open for debate.

2014/2015

Trailer Trash Thursday

13 Rules of the Road

  1. All film trailers must have a fly fishing theme and be at least 1 minute in length. There is a TV time limit of 4 minutes and 27 seconds for each entry, this will include credits and/or title page which combined can be no longer than 27 seconds...commercial sponsorship credits should be no longer than 5 seconds in total.
  2. All Trailers must be PC and PG, after all this is a family fly shop. Any profanity or suggestive content in script, sound track or visuals is prohibited. If you would screen it in 4th grade, we’re good.
  3. NO DEAD FISH. All fish shown on screen should be treated with care and respect, unless entry is a cooking film.
  4. No top secret or pirated materials may be used. Please credit any materials that should be credited.
  5. No frontal nudity, no backtal nudity, no naked people at all.
  6.  No copyrighted, top secret naked pirates either.
  7. Bears, fish, deer, elk, squirrels, opossums and other critters may appear in the nude if it adds to the overall storyline.
  8. It is suggested, but not required, that film makers have a release signed by all actors that can be identified on screen. The above mentioned actors in rule 7 do not need to sign a release unless appearing in clothing not of their choosing.
  9. Film makers are responsible for all content of their film and will grant Royal Treatment Fly Fishing the right to use said film for promotional purposes in newsletters, social media sites, on-line and live viewing and other uses consistent with the heart and spirit of this contest for a period of two years. Film makers will retain all marketing rights to their films.
  10. Films must be posted on Vimeo. This is a free video hosting service and offers some editing and soundtrack tools. 
  11. Each entrant may enter two films in the contest, but they must have different story lines and film footage.
  12. Deadline for entry is 12:00 midnight, on Ground Hogs Day, February 2nd, 2015. Films that are nominated but not officially entered will be eligible for Trashy Awards. Nominated films will appear in our weekly newsletter, but are not eligible for prizes unless officially entered by the deadline.
  13. Royal Treatment Fly Fishing reserves the right to amend these rules to maintain the heart and spirit of this contest. Anyone that is unable to abide by these rules will be disqualified. Films that do not meet the rules listed above will not be entered. 

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