February 22, 2016 BOP_admin

HELP PROTECT THE SALMON FORESTS

Breedlove Guitars and Trout Unlimited Goes Big at Fly Fishing Film Tour 10th Anniversary DENVER—When the 2016 Fly Fishing Film Tour premieres on Jan. 23, at the City Hall event venue in Denver for its 10th season, it will do so with a special promotion from Trout Unlimited and Breedlove Guitars.
“We are proud to celebrate The Fly Fishing Film Tour’s 10th anniversary with our largest program of activities to date,” said Joel R. Johnson, TU’s chief marketing officer. “Anglers look forward to F3T every year and we hope TU’s sponsorship will not disappoint.”

TU will focus on protection efforts in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest with a raffle in partnership with Breedlove Guitars. In collaboration with TU and Breedlove Guitars, attendees of F3T tour screenings from Jan 23 to April 20, will be eligible to win a hand-crafted guitar made from rosewood and Alaskan Sitka spruce or a fly fishing prize package from TU with the purchase of a raffle ticket.
The purpose, according to Breedlove’s Tom Bedell, is to highlight the ongoing clear-cut logging of old-growth spruce on the Tongass National Forest and TU’s Tongass 77 campaign. The Oregon Rogue guitar, offered as grand prize in this auction, is crafted with salvaged spruce.
The United States Forest Service recently released draft changes to the Tongass’ Land Management Plan, which provides the blueprint for activities allowed within the forest. TU’s review of this plan tells us that the Forest Service has proposed changes that put fish and other renewable resources on more even footing with the timber industry for the first time, and greatly improves management of fish and wildlife habitat in America’s largest national forest. The F3T is a great opportunity for anglers to tell the Forest Service how important it is that changes are made to the Land Management Plan that safeguard critical areas for salmon and trout.
To comment now, click here. You can purchase a raffle ticket online by clikcing here. Additianlly, F3T attendees can purchase raffle tickets after the premiere by using their smartphone to text “ROGUE” to a number shared at each tour stop and following the prompts. Proceeds go directly to TU’s Tongass 77 campaign in Southeast Alaska.