I was honored when Joe and Michael Brooks, nephews of the late great Joe Brooks reached out to me and asked if we would take on the premiere of the new documentary entitled: “Finding Joe Brooks” a ninety minute film, a story of one man that would eventually change fly fishing culture forever. Joe Brooks was a true pioneer, a man that every fly fisher should know on first name basis. If it wasn’t for Joe, we wouldn’t have Lefty, the FFF, the IGFA, world travel fly destinations and so much more. He was truly the source of all modern day fly fishing in the states and around the world we now take for granted. I highly recommend that you put this on your calendar and Save the Date! We will support two fine non-profit organizations that are holding on to what Joe believed in, education and conservation. We will be supporting Casthope San Diego Chapter and The Joe Brooks Foundation. Tickets will be $25 each and will include the party and film. Patagonia SM has graciously opened it’s door to host this amazing night. We will have a pre-film fundraising party entitled: Brooks, Bourbon & Barbeque across the street from the Patagonia Store in Santa Monica starting around 5pm. Traegar Grills will be there to barbcue, there will be a Bourbon tasting from Old Elk, Music by Par Avion and a great raffle and much more! We are still confirming sponsors and partners. I will add them to this post as they come in. Tickets will be on sale on Eventbrite through Patagonia SM website, so look out for it. It will sell out and there is limited seating. The film will start in-store at 7:30. I hope I see all my fly fishing friends at this fun event, it will be one to remember.