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Breedlove and Trout Unlimited Collaborate to Raise Funds for Alaska’s Tongass National Forest

Breedlove and Trout Unlimited Collaborate to Raise Funds for Alaska’s Tongass National Forest

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.

The F3T kicks off with two showings in Denver on Jan. 23—the first at 4 p.m. and the second at 8 p.m. Both screenings will be at the City Hall Events Venue, 1144 Broadway. More than a hundred and fourty tour stops are planned between January and April 20th. For more information on the tour and future screenings visit the F3T website.

Purchase Raffle Ticket to Win an Oregon Rogue!