6th Annual Orvis Down the Hatch
Fly Fishing Film Festival

On Sunday, September 29, 2019, join us at The Metropolitan Club in Alpharetta from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. for the 6th Annual Orvis Down the Hatch Fly Fishing Film Festival.

We are excited to celebrate our 25th Anniversary with a new twist on this partnership with our friends from Orvis, SweetWater Brewing Company, DUN Magazine, and United Women on the Fly.

No more weekday traffic blues, as we’ve moved the event to a Sunday; and we now invite you to make it a family affair. The late afternoon event will include:

  • International Fly Fishing Film Festival films
  • “Keep ’em wet” short film competition
  • silent auction and raffle
  • cool swag and giveaways
  • exhibitors from across the fly-fishing industry
  • nonprofit partners showcasing their important work in the community
  • celebrity guests
  • young women in fly fishing panel discussions
  • delicious food
  • heady brews
  • and more!
Keep ‘Em Wet Short Film Competition


Tickets are $45 including food and access to a SweetWater happy hour. Tickets also include a one-year membership to CRK, a 25th Anniversary CRK decal, deals on cool merch and gear, and five raffle tickets. Tickets for children age 17 and under are also available for $20.

Young Women in Fly Fishing
Celebrating the next generation of fly anglers…

Emma Mauri
14 years old, FL


Sydney Abbott
18 years old, KY


Deighan Cherry
8 years old, TX


Jess Palmer
10 years old, GA


Isabella Polansky
11 years old, NJ


Jordyn Powell
15 years old, FL



Vendor Info

Interested in exhibiting?

We love our community partners and look forward to hosting you at this year’s event. In order to showcase your goods in front of 350+ members of the fly angler community, we offer the following partnerships:

One time partner:

  • Donate a silent auction item valued at $500 or more OR
  • Join us as a cash sponsor at the $250 level

Annual supporter:

  • Donate a silent auction item valued at $350 AND
  • Participate in another CRK event with cash or in-kind support (i.e. Sweep the Hooch, Patron Dinner, etc.)


With continued threats to our river, CRK needs your support more than ever. If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Becca Powell (formerly Becca Klein) at (404) 352-9828, ext. 19 or rpowell@chattahoochee.org. View or download our event sponsor packet here.

Thank you to our 2019 sponsors and partners

River Defender

River Advocate

River Conservator

River Patron

Atlanta Fly Fishing Club

Media Sponsors

Community Partners

Alpharetta Outfitters

Bending Branches

ClackaCraft Drift Boats

Cohutta Fishing Company

Costa del Mar

Dirt Road Wares

Eric Estrada

Georgia Wildlife Federation

Hanalei SUP Yoga

Henry Cowan Fly Fishing

Kayak Fishing Destin

Keen Footwear

Mauri Fly Fishing

Mountain Man Beard Company

Native Eyewear

Nantahala Outdoor Center

Orion Gear

Orvis Alpharetta

Orvis Atlanta

Orvis Corporate

Orvis Pursell Farms


Pesca Muerta

Rep Your Water

River Through Atlanta

River’s Edge on the Soque

Smith Creek

Smith Optics

Soulful Yoga


Tacky Fly Fishing

Trout Unlimited Upper Chattahoochee Chapter

Unicoi Outfitters

Wes Ashcraft Art

Winged Reel