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Catskills fly fishing, film, art and beer festival

April 9, 2014

HANCOCK, NY — “Come Hell or High Water,” an annual fly fishing, beer, art and film festival at West Branch Angler & Resort, will be held on Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12. The expo and fly fishing lessons are free to the public.

Highlighted events on Friday include the Simms kickoff party at the River Run Restaurant with live music by Milkweed; “Learn to Fly Fish for Free: Orvis 101;” and the West Branch Brewfest, freaturing a few of the area’s top breweries, such as Galaxy and Trӧegs.

On Saturday, the Fly Fishing Film Tour begins at 7 p.m., a series of short independent films centered on fly fishing. The goal of the tour is to energize the industry and inspire filmmakers to create new cutting edge films to entertain and educate outdoor enthusiasts. A silent auction will be held with proceeds going to Casting for Recovery, Project Healing Waters, Friends of the Upper Delaware River and NY Trout Unlimited. Tickets cost $8 in advance and $10 at the door.