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Camp water is close to home. Here you will find information on stuff happening here in the shop and on our local waters. You'll also find our weekly newsletter feature, Trailer Trash Thursday, a fun collection of fly fishing videos, perfect for a midweek distraction. If you don't get the newsletter, be sure to sign up today!

Trailer Trash Thursday "Keepemwet edition"

Joel La Follette - Wednesday, February 03, 2016

This week I grabbed a vintage F3T favorite by Bryan Huskey. I'm sure you will remember it fondly.  After the film, take a few minutes to check out Keepemwet Fishing and enter their Instagram contest. You could win a new Scott G2 fly rod! 

Doc of The Drakes- "Hit 'em Again Doc!" 5 min Short from bryan huskey on Vimeo.

As a young child on the Oregon Coast, then another decade in Central Oregon, there aren't many Oregon river banks that photographer and filmmaker Bryan Huskey hasn't scrambled along. The better part of a dozen more years in Boise, Idaho have provided the formative inspiration for his work, particularly photographing fish of these regions.

During a presentation in 2010 he coined the phrase "Keep 'Em Wet" encouraging photographers to get their cameras closer and leave fish in the water. With the rise of camera phones and social media he turned that phrase into #keepemwet, promoting better handling of fish photographed before release. Since then the tag has developed into a movement, and Bryan now devotes his time to promoting this awareness with Keepemwet Fishing. He is also an ambassador for Fishpond USA and member of Scott Fly Rods pro staff.

Trailer Trash Thursday

Joel La Follette - Wednesday, January 06, 2016

This week we take another look at one of the films coming up in the Fly Fishing Film Tour on February 12th. Enjoy!
Tickets are on sale now in the shop.






CHROME - Official Trailer from Conservation Hawks on Vimeo.


F3T Instagram Contest!

Joel La Follette - Thursday, December 31, 2015

The Fly Fishing Film Tour is coming back to Portland on February 12th and we are going to give you the chance to score  tickets! Just Instagram your favorite fly fishing photo and you could be a winner. We will be giving away two tickets each week for the Portland show to some lucky hashtagger. All you have to do is follow @Royaltreatmentflyfishing and @flyfishingfilmtour on Instagram. Then post your photo and hashtag #keepemwet #f3tpdx #royaltreatmentflyfishing #flyfishingfilmtour. Winners will be chosen at random and announced in our weekly newsletter. Make sure you are signed up for the newsletter!

There is no limit on the number of photographs you may enter, but all entries must conform to the following rules. 

All images must have a fly fishing theme. 

No fish out of water. Photos of fish out of water will not be eligible for tickets or prizes. Please, keep’em wet.

No pornography. Entrants posting offensive or pornographic images will be blocked and disqualified.

No copyrighted images. Entrants must own and have the right to post images.

Entrants must be followers of @Royaltreatmentflyfishing and @flyfishingfilmtour on Instagram.

All entries must have the following hashtags. #keepemwet #f3tpdx #royaltreatmentflyfishing #flyfishingfilmtour 

Deadline for entry is midnight on Friday, February 12th. Ticket winners will be chosen on Wednesday each week, so get your entries in now.

But wait, there's more! 

Even if you don't win tickets  to the show you still have the chance at some awesome prizes, like this signed print from Bryan Huskey, the man behind #keepemwet and cool swag from Costa, Abel, Scientific Anglers, F3T and more. We are collecting a drift boat load of goodies and will be hosting an After Party at the shop on Saturday, February 13th from 11:00 until 2:00.  All Instagram entries will be eligible and we'll be handing out prizes to  the winners at the party. You must be present to win. The road crew for the fly fishing film tour will be on hand for the festivities to select the winning entries and we will probably have cake. Sounds like a great Saturday to me!

We're not done yet!

To add a little spice we're piggybacking our Instagram Contest with the folks at TU and Keepemwet Fishing. Enter your fish photos in both contests and double your chances of winning! Clink the rules below to find out how you could be fishing a new Scott G2 fly rod and a sporty Waterworks Lampson Litespeed reel. The nice folks at KEEPEMWET FISHING have plenty of other swag they're giving away too.  Double up and win big!  

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)

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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