Ooh a 2 part series? Yes… My fishing weekend was that good.
Before I get started, if you’d like to read a really well written account of the Saturday’s events please check out this post.
For those of you who didn’t click the link above, here’s my version of Saturday’s events.
The F3T was in town last Saturday and Southeastern PA’s bloggers had to represent. (F3T stands for Fly Fishing Film Tour)
How do you make a day out of the F3T?
And fish we did. Originally it was going to be yours truly, Mike from Dub the Thorax, and Troutrageous! Mike. Mike #1 couldn’t make the outing but Troutrageous! Mike could and 1 out of 2 Mikes ain’t bad.
The sucker you see above was a glorious specimen caught on Valley Creek under the strict guidance of Troutrageous! Mike.
Mike is an awesome host and gave me first shot at all of the good runs. In fact, the very first cast I made got me into a nice Valley Creek wild Brown Trout.
This was the only Trout I would hook into for the day but I still had a great time. With all of the fishing pressure on this creek coupled with extremely spooky fish I’m happy with my catch. For the record Mike caught 3.
Valley Creek is famous for skunking even seasoned fly fishermen so a little Brown Trout and a big fat amorous Sucker (explained here) made for a great day of fishing.
After a few good hours of fishing T! Mike took me to Gino’s in King of Prussia. While I’m not quite sure what went down in the picture above, I believe it laid a firm foundation for the rest of the evening’s events.
After our glorious meal we made our way over to The Sporting Gentleman fly shop. The pre-party was in full effect, beer and pizza were flowing (does pizza flow?). Elbow to elbow, we anxiously awaited the drawing for the evening’s door prizes.
I’ve never been to The Sporting Gentleman in Media before but I could tell that the guys that ran the shop had a great selection of gear and were very hospitable to their guests. We weren’t there long but even though I was a stranger in a strange new fly shop I felt like I belonged. I’ll have to visit this shop again.
Although we didn’t win any door prizes, what happened next made up for it.
After a long day of fishing it was finally time to sit down and enjoy the F3T. As you can see from the grainy bootleg image above, the actors in these films enjoyed their beer and their fish (both elements of great film).
All of the videos screened at the F3T were breathtaking, fun, and filled with giant fish. There was even a giant Tarpon that almost bit a dog’s head off.
With all of the excitement it’s hard to believe I could actually sleep. As my day drew to a close I slept soundly knowing that Sunday would hold another adventure of its very own… Keep your eyes peeled for part 2!
Did you get to the Fly Fishing Film Tour this year? Are you going to make it next year? Do you like catching amorous Suckers on Valley Creek? Let us know in the comments below!