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Fly Fishing Film Tour Comes to UW April 18


April 11, 2013 — The University of Wyoming will play host to the 2013 Fly Fishing Film Tour Thursday, April 18, in the College of Education auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m.

The event, hosted by the UW Flycasters Club and Laramie Valley Trout Unlimited, is free for UW students with valid IDs and children under 18. The cost for adults is $15 at the door, or discounted tickets can be purchased in advance at Four Seasons Anglers fly shop in west Laramie for $12.

The Fly Fishing Film Tour serves as a stage for the best filmmakers in the industry, showcasing footage from around the globe. It features unique anglers and exotic fish species, from trout in the Rocky Mountains to some of the most challenging and technical saltwater fly fishing in the world.

The UW Flycasters Club is a UW student organization and the college chapter of Trout Unlimited. Laramie Valley Trout Unlimited is the local chapter of Trout Unlimited, a nonprofit organization that works to protect, restore, reconnect and conserve cold-water fisheries. The two local chapters work together throughout the year on local projects such as stream habitat restoration, trash cleanup along rivers, trout stocking and educational programs.

The groups will sell raffle tickets at the door of the April 18 event for $1 each or six for $5. There also will be some items available for silent auction in the lobby of the auditorium. Raffle and auction items are provided by Four Seasons Anglers, North Platte River Fly Shop of Casper, Simms, Orvis, Redington, Fishpond, Umpqua Feather Merchants, Surf Wyoming and Cortland Fly Lines.

More information is available on the UW Flycasters Club Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/UWflycasters.

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