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SNYDER: York to host must-see fishing event Saturday

ANDY SNYDER
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Whatever you’re doing Saturday, cancel your plans.

Getting married? Having surgery? Headed to a week in Mexico? Not anymore. You’ve got something better to do.

The Codorus Chapter of Trout Unlimited will play host to the Fly Flshing Film Tour on Saturday night in downtown York. The event will benefit the Codorus Creek, pictured above.

The Fly Fishing Film Tour is coming to downtown York. If you’ve never experienced the imagery put together by these folks, this is your chance. It’s incredible. It’s the next best thing to hopping on a plane and fishing the world’s most scenic and adventurous waterways.

This year’s film takes viewers to one of my favorite places on the planet, Patagonia. The mountains and rivers in the region are some of the most beautiful you’ll find anywhere. And the hosts are after a species that should be near and dear to any local fly fisher, brook trout. In fact, they’re aiming squarely for a world record brook trout.

The imagery-rich film also takes viewers on a quest for “el Dorado” in Bolivia and highlights the world-class bass fishing in Guyana. It’s incredible entertainment. But here’s a warning. It will make you want to grab your rod and pack your bags. You may need to cancel your plans for Sunday, too.

This second annual event is sponsored by the Codorus Chapter of Trout Unlimited. It’s a fundraising event for the important group that also features a well-stocked silent auction.

Attendees will be able to bid on items ranging from a guided trip on the Lower Niagara River in New York to TFO Lefty Kreh Finesse Series fly rod that was donated by none other than the famed Lefty Kreh. There will also be artwork, handcrafted decoys, a one-of-a-kind Sean Mann waterfowl call and a custom trout net.

Again, if you’re a fly fisherman, it’s a must-attend event.

"Whether you’re a lifelong fly fisherman or someone who has fond memories catching sunfish with your grandfather, or if you simply love the natural wonders found in all corners of our world, the Fly Fishing Film Tour is something you have to experience," said Tom Feninez, president of Codorus Trout Unlimited.

The proceeds of the event help protect and promote a world-class fishery that’s right here in York County. Codorus Trout Unlimited and its members have been dedicated to the tailwater fishery provided by the Codorus Creek in the western section of York County. It’s a trout-fishing gem right here at home.

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Tickets for Saturday’s event are $20 for adults and $5 for children under 12 that are accompanied by an adult. You can get tickets at the event or online at www.codorustu.org. The event will be held at LSC Design, which is at 320 N. George St. in York. Doors open at 6 p.m. Saturday.

I don’t care what you’re doing or how much trouble you’ll be in if you cancel your plans. This is a must-attend event for every local fly angler.

Bring your wallet and support a great cause.

Andy Snyder writes about outdoors for The York Dispatch. He can be reached at sports@yorkdispatch.com.