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As you probably know,,,,,

The F3t film tour is in River Falls on March 11th. http://rfflyfishingfestival.com/friday.html

Bringing together ageless beauty and extraordinary skill sets, and bonded by fly fishing and conservation, a bunch of knuckleheads had an idea??? Bring the most popular fly fishing film tour to small town America. Knowing we had a world class fly fishing destination, a University, a Twin Cities and community that cared dearly about its river, we decided we could easily make a ton of dough to line our pockets. Ain’t America Great! When the smartest one of the group realized that the knuckleheads would only spend the money on beer, making their wives very unhappy, a “Plan B” approach was orchestrated.  Giving all, yes all, the proceeds from the event back to the community and the river we love, would be the right thing to do. The Kinnickinnic River Land Trust (KRLT)was the recipient of over $12,000.00 in beer money last year which helped them continue protecting the beauty and health of the Kinnickinnic River. This fabulous gift really came from those who attended last year and it was greatly appreciated by the knuckleheads. Please join us again this year. Once again we will look to break the fun meter and raise some money for something special. Here is a smashed together, non-formatted, partial list of some great stuff donated by some great folks. Contact the goat if you want to give.

Prize and Auction Items

These prizes were donated by individuals and businesses who care about you, the well being of your community and the health of a river that will soon flow free again. This is a community based, family oriented event. Thank you for showing your support.

Every Kid 16 and under will receive a free gift!!!!!!

The Kinnickinnic River is a remarkable river!

Dave Norling Father and Son Bamboo Fly Rod ………Value $2,000.00 Dave and Dave share an ongoing love for the outdoors and continue a close relationship which has always included hunting and fishing. We have in recent years joined forces in hand crafting bamboo fly rods made in traditional ways. In our case “too many cooks” hasn’t seemed to apply. We work together with the same harmony that has been with us from the start (Son David’s first duck hunt was at the age of four)  We have cane rods in Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Chile, Canada and the USA  www.davenorling.com The Kinni has been a first love and the term “Home Waters” certainly would apply. It is certainly a brilliant jewel in Wisconsin’s crown of wonderful trout streams. The Land Trust has done a fantastic job of protecting and seeking to preserving this priceless treasure.  The rod is made with the love we share for the Kinnickinnic River.  The reel seat wood is from a large black cherry tree that was harvested years ago from the lower Kinni valley. We discovered a crotch left over that was left by the logger and was salvaged by us.  When this rod is fished the wood in the reel seat will have overlooked the Kinni valley for 75 plus years.  Some pretty heavy MoJo there we’d say. Bound to guide an angler’s steps.

Alec Johnson, of AC Johnson Photography -Two Prints……..Value $150.00 each  He has a very cool MSP panoramic that will get attention, and we will also choose a photo from his Lake Superior collection. http://www.acjfineartphoto.com/ Gander Mountain- Outdoor Cooking Accessories………..Value $100.00 1.       10 quart Deep Fryer Pan and basket 2.       3 gallons frying oil 3.       16 inch wire skimmer for the deep fryer 4.       3 boxes of shore lunch 5.       Rapala fillet knife       Plastic  fish batter basket Gander Mountain- light weight spinning reel and fishing lure box…….Value $30.00 The Phoenix Restaurant-Baldwin- Food and Apparel Package………Value $55.00 1.       T-Shirt w/ logo 2.       2 bottle / Can cozies w/ logo 3.       Hooded Sweatshirt w/ logo       $25 gift certificate to the restaurant Dave Johnson- Yeti Hopper Cooler 20 Qt- …Value $299.00 Dave Johnson – 3 Days 2 Nights lodging for up to 6 people- Bear Cabin. Michigan ….Value $500.00 2 cases of wine donated by Chris Miller / Terlato Wine group. extremely good wines. Chimney Rock Wine, 3 bottles, $60 a bottle…..Value $180.00 Chimney Rock Wine, 3 bottles, $60 a bottle…..Value $180.00  Sanford Pinot Noir- The Sanford sells for $25 a bottle, and the case will have 9 bottles. Chimney Rock Link:  http://www.uncorked.com/catalog/product/view/id/2306/category/110/ Sanford Pinot Noir Link:  http://www.uncorked.com/shop-wines/type-varietal/red-wines/pinot-noir/sanford- Dave Johnson- Sterling Silver ladies necklace…….. Value $50.00 Dave Johnson- Betsy Bowen Brook Trout Print…….. Value $100.00 Dave Johnson- 1998 Wisconsin Trout Stamp and Print…….. Value$125.00 Dave Johnson- 2016 F3T Poster- Framed and Mounted…….. Value $65.00 Gray Goat Fly Fishing- Full Day Guided trip for 2 anglers, Private Property access to lower Kinni, Stream-Side Chef prepared Lunch………Value $750.00 Steve Boyd- St. Croix Rod…….. Value $250.00 Dave Johnson- Bob White “Gierach Print” Framed and Mounted…….. Value $365.00 -Autographed by author and artist- WOW! Gary Liubakka- Trout Drawing……… Value $80.00 Country Inn- Gift Certificate x 2 ……….Value $200.00 Dry Fly Sales- Simms Gear- Sling pack and accessories………Value $200.00 John Carlson- 4 hr Firearm Training and Shoot………Value $250.00 Bob Trevis- new book Fly Fishing in Southeast Minnesota………Value $25.00 Clifton Hollows Golf Course-Greens Fees for 4 and Carts………Value $160.00 Gander Mountain- Scientific Angler 5 weight starter Fly Fishing set / Reel-Rod-Line….. Value $120.00 Hodgeman- Aesis Shell Jacket, Waterproof Wind proof………..Value $229.00 M, L, or XL Bill Hendrix – handmade c&r net worth….Value $130


Measures 29″ x 11″ so cool! ‘

The KRLT- Stained glass fish from Davie Oppenheimer.  You can see his stuff here:wildaboutglass.net.  Retail for a 26” fused glass brown trout………Value $600.00- In addition, The artist is providing a 15% discount to anyone who orders one of his pieces within 30 days of the R4F Film Festival, and will also donate 15% to the KRLT. Lund’s Fly Shop- Boat style fly box with 50 flies (bass, pike, muskie) …..Value $295.00 Lund’s Fly Shop– Women’s/youth snow shoes (rated up to 140lbs.)……Value $70.00 Cabela’s- Theorem 4 piece 6 weight / Redington Rise Reel / 6 weight line….Value $508 Cabela’s- RLS 9 foot  5 weight Combo with reel & line…Value $319 Cabela’s- Wind River 6 weight Rod-Reel Combo / Line / $160 Treadmill Embroidery- 3-R4F logoed Zip up fleece jackets…..Value $60.00 each Treadmill Embroidery- 2- R4F logoed 1/4 zip crew tops….Value $60.00 each Treadmill Embroidery- 3 R4F logoed beanie winter caps…Value $25.00 each Dave Johnson- Webley and Scott WB 2000 20 Ga Side by Side shotgun with leather case….Value $1800.00 Gray Goat Fly Fishing- Antique replica cast Iron kids bank”Trick Pony” …..Value $20.00 Gray Goat Fly Fishing/Strike-zone- 5 ceramic tip fly tying bobbins loaded with 14/0 GG thread…….Value $60.00 Yetti Hopper cooler ……..Value $299.00 Belle Vines Wine, River Falls- 4 bottles of wine…….Value $25.00 each Scientific Anglers Fly Line You choose! salt or fresh….Value $80.00 Yetti Rambler-…..Value $30.00 Scott Robbie- Bushnell Binoculars……..Value $200.00 Costa Sunglasses- Certificate for 1 pair….Value $175.00 TFO Fly Rod…….Value $200.00