It’s party time again! On October 12, 2017 we’ll be heading over to The Metropolitan Club in Alpharetta from 6:00 to 9:00 PM for the 4th Annual Orvis Down the Hatch Fly Fishing Festival. We are thrilled to be partnering with our friends at Orvis and SweetWater Brewing Company again for this night of fresh films, cool swag and giveaways, food and heady brews.
The night will start with the Quality Hooch Pre-Party where guests can enjoy food, free beer courtesy of SweetWater, raffles, and a variety of vendors, fly shops and outfitters who will be showcasing their goods. Come mingle with CRK, the good folks at Orvis, fly fisherman, and other outdoor enthusiasts who are committed to a forever clean and sustainable Chattahoochee River.
The film festival will begin around 7PM. Seats are limited, so get there early or else it’s standing room only for the night! We’re showing the best fishing films from around the world to get you revved up and ready for the fall. We are excited to show the re-cut of the Quality Hooch film, which premiered in Missoula this spring and is touring with this year’s Down the Hatch Film Festival. The film showcases the importance of the Chattahoochee River as a vital natural resource and the work that CRK is doing to protect it. You might even catch a glimpse of some pretty big fish (wink wink)!
And don’t forget the raffles! But when we say raffle, we don’t mean just tee shirts and ball caps (though there will be those too). We came to PLAY.
Prizes will include sweet new Orvis equipment, awesome gear from our Down the Hatch friends and the grand prize—a custom Helios 2 Fly Rod. And who could forget all the swag to pillage and share? Entry for the raffle is included in your ticket price, so kick back and enjoy the show—but be ready to sit on the edge of your seat come raffle time. We will be selling additional raffle tickets at the event so bring your cash! 1 for $3, 3 for $5 or you wingspan length for $20 (best deal of course!).
In spring of 2016, The Orvis Company, Sweetwater Brewing Company, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, and fly-fishing guide service River Through Atlanta, decided to combine their efforts with the “Quality Hooch” campaign to fund water quality monitoring in the Chattahoochee River. To date, we have raised nearly $10,000. For the 2017 Quality Hooch Program, fundraising efforts will go toward CRK’s BacteriALERT project. BacteriALERT will take place within the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA), which receives approximately three million visitors annually (including anglers, kayakers, swimmers and more). The CRNRA encompasses 48 miles of the Chattahoochee River from Lake Sidney Lanier’s Buford Dam to Atlanta; this section runs through the highly urbanized greater metro Atlanta region.