Also a big thanks to The Hackle for some great pulled pork sammiches and free beverages, thanks guys, it was tasty! The pre-festival crowd at the Hackle seemed a little more varied this year, more of the (my guess anyway) non-fishing set. Don't get me wrong the usual suspects were there too.
This year's lineup is the strongest yet. Some highlights for me (and in no particular order):
Sipping Dry - what can I say? A flick about a MT river? oh yeah and it's about dry fly fishing?
Doc of the Drakes - Clearly a crowd favorite, everyone was pulling for Doc!
Geofish - Every bit the adventure expected and then some! The Motiv crew didn't disappoint..
The Kodiak Project - High on my list as both an adventure and species targeted... STEEL!!
Riding High - A sleeper in my book, after the first few scenes it's clearly a must see for the dude!
The Arctic - Another great mix of adventure and fishing told through great film making!
I don't want to go into too much detail because hopefully you get a chance to attend a tour stop.
The swag keeps getting better and better too. Some lady was VERY stoked to take home a SAGE ONE rod, she was running down the aisle Price is Right style, tightcool! I just hope she realizes what she got her hands on for the price of admission, damn! My grandson was styling in the new F3T trucker
|Braylon rockin' the new cap and scoping the Stonefly|
Although the usual guide-jabbing-guide prattle was overheard, it even seemed slightly subdued compared to years past. To the dude in the beer line (and you know who you are) you should have read my previous post prior to attending, you single-handedly upheld my faith in my "guides like freshman girls at their first day of high school" theory, thaks brah!
This was the first time my daughter in law (and mother and father in law for that matter) attended the F3T. They were duly impressed.
|Marshall is stoked, Braylon havin' some beverage of a different type!|
And lastly the dude was able to snap a quick pic on the way out with none other than Jay "Graphite Samurai" Johnson, RIGHTEOUS!!! Although I didn't get his beardbraids in the picture, he rocks two braids down the front dude-style! Thanks for the picture Jay, hope to see you on a river somewhere pre-zombie apocalypse!