The Results Aren’t In!

We have a tie!

We held the viewing party for our Sweetwater Fly Shop short video contest last night. Despite sound issues, the nice-sized crowd at Katabatic Brewing in Livingston had a great time watching all of the entries (the delicious beer didn’t hurt). When the results were tallied, however, a clear winner failed to emerge (when we recounted the votes, we in fact had a 3-way tie). We hadn’t planned for that! Now we need to come up with a tie-breaker. Hmm…, what to do? Stay tuned.

In the meantime, let’s post all of the video contest entries for everyone to see (and hear, this time). Which one is your favorite? Leave us a comment.

Before we begin with the videos, a big “Thanks!” goes out to Katabatic for hosting last night’s event. And thank you to all who attended in support of the Joe Brooks chapter of Trout Unlimited (and a special thanks to those of you who made donations).

Let’s start with a video sent to us by Tom Herr. It’s technically too long (over 5 minutes), but well worth watching. Tom is heavily involved in Project Healing Waters and made the video to honor combat veterans.

Tom Herr sent us another video, which we accepted for the contest. It nicely portrays the joys of a good fishing dog. Gotta love the cane rod!

Here’s a stirring video entered by Henry Emack. It’ll inspire some big fish envy.

Kevin Inui, last year’s winner, submitted a video again this year. Looks like he had another year filled with fishing memories.

Joshua Johnson entered this fun video of high-country small stream angling. Look for the great underwater shot of a dry fly take.

Ken Tanaka threw his hat in the ring again this year with this video that clearly shows that fly fishing is a lot of fun!

AJ Scaff submitted this nice video of his son Trey experiencing the joy of a day on the water.

Last, but certainly not least, Chip Gerber submitted this video from his fly fishing trip to Alaska with his father:

There you have it! Quite the lineup this year! Thanks to all who entered their stellar videos! Now to come up with a fair way to decide the grand prize winner….


11 Comments so far

My vote is for Elevated Angling. Peaceful Masterpiece of fly fishing.

Tom Herr has my vote all the way. Tom does so much to help disable vets and is an exceptional man! His videos bring pride to be an American and a proud vet…thank you, John Nickle

My vote goes to Tom Herr. Great video and also personal interaction with the vets he supports.

I vote for Kevin Inui’s film. I thought it was the best!!!

My vote is for Tom Herr . He does so much for so many people just out of the kindness of his heart. A selfless man who would give you the shirt off his back.

Inui had a nice production quality, but the action and energy of Ken Tanaka’s was upbeat and made me wanna get out there.

I vote for fly fishing Ken Tanaka W4fish. Its a true angler art form that needs to be recognized.

Vote is for ken tanaka nice

Trey’s big day out. I love the one on one with Father and Son. The others are too flashy. AJ has a unique combination of teaching his son and intertwining his film and music talents together.

My vote goes to Trey’s Big Day Out.

"Anon. why do I get the feeling you are messing with me? :) If you were trying to be funny you sudqOeced.&cuot;eK, you got me. I just couldn't help myself..I had to do it.:D

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