The premiere New Mexico Fish on Film Fest was a success and a total of 49 people came to watch videos submitted by NM anglers fishing NM waters. The styles of videos were as diverse as the species of fish and scenery we enjoy here in New Mexico. I personally loved the fact that these were local waters and local fishermen. While maybe the videos weren’t as mystical as some of those far off places that I’ll probably never get to visit of the F3T, these videos were shot in places I have been or can get to easily, fish, and be back home the same day. There is a certain allure to that and seeing places from a different angle. Seeing Rio Grande Cutthroat and Brookies on film was particularly engaging.
The winning video “Fly Fishing Hopewell Lake” was put together by Adrian Baca and Robert Gutierrez. They went home with big prizes and later went to Zia Kayak Outfitters and picked up their grand prize, a Hobie PA14 Kayak! Second place was a great video labeled “Wilderness Wanders” by brothers Eric and Matthew Peterson. Third place went to David Goodrich for his title “Superstition“. The event was a great success and we look forward to putting another great show together for 2016 but need you to submit your videos so we have content to put on the big screen! While the show was put together and run by Mark Pelletier of Fish Enchantment Guide Service and Bob Widgren of Custom Fly Rod Crafters, net proceeds were graciously donated to New Mexico Trout. Also, think about the other sponsors of the NMF3 and please consider supporting those local shops and businesses.
Custom Fly Crafters 866-532-0272 www.flyrodcrafters.com
Taos Fly Shop 575.751.1312 www.taosflyshop.com
Fish Enchantment www.fishenchantment.com
Zia Kayak Outfitters 575-744-4185 www.ziakayakoutfitters.com
NM Trout will be hosting this event again in 2016, more details will be announced at www.nmf3.com. To submit your videos please mail to NMF3, PO Box 65575, Albuquerque NM 87193. If you have questions on a submission or anything else pertaining to the NMF3 please contact Matt Pelletier at 505-264-2999 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.