The Chattanooga-based Appalachian Chapter of Trout Unlimited is bringing the Fly Fishing Film Tour to The Camp House Friday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m.
This is the worldwide film tour's 13th year, and its fifth year in Chattanooga, but people who've been before can look forward to a whole new set of films featuring different types of fishing in new locations, said Brian Pendergrass, a Trout Unlimited member for the past decade.
This year's eight featured films include an angling expedition off the Australian coast, a group mining for reclusive trout deep in the Black Hills of South Dakota, and French Polynesians working to promote their home as a destination for anglers rather than netting and exporting fish to international markets.
"These aren't amateur movies people are sending in — it's pretty stunning cinematography," Pendergrass said. "People are usually blown away by the quality and high energy. They're really good films whether you're into fishing or not."
The event will last roughly two hours, with giveaways during intermission.
All proceeds go to the local Trout Unlimited chapter's Appalachian brook trout restoration project, including research and Tellico and Hiwassee river cleanup efforts.
Cost is $20 for general admission and $50 for VIP, which includes early seating, a hat or T-shirt and a drink ticket.
Beer and coffee will be available, along with pizza from Southside Pizza.
The Camp House is at 149 E. M.L. King Blvd. For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, visit flyfilmtour.com. To learn more about the Appalachian Chapter of Trout Unlimited, visit appalachiantu.org.
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