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RIO Announces its Second Annual Amateur Fly Fishing Film Awards

RIO Announces its Second Annual Amateur Fly Fishing Film Awards

IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO (September 11, 2017)RIO Products is proud to promote amateur fly fishing film makers with the second year of the RIO Amateur Fly Fishing Film Awards. After a successful first year with over 70 films submitted, RIO’s second-year competition provides the opportunity for more amateur film makers to showcase their passion for the sport.

“We had so much fun viewing the first year of entries, and saw some incredibly good amateur films that we wanted to encourage anglers to create more,” said Simon Gawesworth, RIO brand manager. “We want a platform for amateur fly fishing filmmakers to be able to showcase their talent and passion for this wonderful sport and are happy that we can provide some amazing prizes to try and encourage people to enter.”

Winner of year one Mark Studell
Mark with a beautiful brookie
Mark fishing the Henry's Fork

Two categories give anglers plenty of options to win. The RIO Award is judged by RIO’s marketing team, and provides a chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to Idaho Falls to fish for three days with the RIO team, $300 value of RIO products, a $500 cash prize, and an “original film short” category entry in the International Fly Fishing Film Festival (IF4) – courtesy of our media partner Fly Fusion magazine. The runner-up will receive $500 worth of their choice of RIO Products.

The Viewer’s Choice Award is based upon the total number of votes received from viewers that watch the films on the variety of social media outlets hosting the competition. The winner will receive $1,000 worth of Sage, RIO and Redington products, and the runner up will receive $500 worth of RIO products of their choice.

October 1, 2017 is the opening date for entries, and competitors can enter their submissions until March 31 of 2018. For more information and the rules, click here, and to watch a short teaser of the competition, check this link out.

About RIO Products:

RIO is a pioneer in developing fly lines, leaders and tippet material to enhance fly fishing experiences across the globe. Offering premium fly lines for both freshwater and saltwater fishing applications, RIO consistently utilizes field experience and scientific testing to create the best products on the market for anglers. Founded 20 years ago in the mountains of Idaho, RIO continues to develop innovative products, design revolutionary tapers and refine performance-driven fly line technologies. For more information about RIO Products, please visit www.rioproducts.com. Connect with us through Facebook, Instagram, and Vimeo.

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