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"Fish On" is a feature documentary that follows a group of men with cancer on a three day Reel Recovery Fly Fishing retreat.

Quick Note: Many people have asked "what happens to the money if you don't reach your goal"? - Answer: The money will NOT be collected by Kickstarter.  Wanted to clarify for folks.  Now... PLEASE CONTRIBUTE.  :) 

In early September of this year, a small group of men with cancer will come together at The Wildhorse Ranch near Mackay, Idaho for a three day fly fishing retreat hosted by the national organization REEL RECOVERY.  Fish On is a feature length documentary film that tells these men's stories and how this retreat and a few hours of enticing a fish to rise impacts them.

I am often asked "why" I love fly fishing.  One of my many stock answers to that question is "because the world and all the problems I have in it disappear when I'm knee deep in a river staring down my fly".  During my many hours on the water, casting, getting tangled up, wading, missing fish, catching fish, hooking my own hat and catching my breath, nothing else seems to exist.  I find myself completely hypnotized by the experience of fishing and long after the final cast of my day, I am always rejuvenated.

For years I have wanted to make a film that gives folks a glimpse at the hypnotic and rejuvenating side of fly fishing but had not yet found the right story.  When my good friend (and partner in this endeavor) Reese Ferguison introduced me to the Reel Recovery organization, I knew I had found my story.

This is a fishing film that will feature some of the best fly fishing water & scenery in southern Idaho.  A documentary who's purpose is to share the joy, the thrill and the therapy that fly fishing is capable of giving.  I look forward to witnessing how this retreat and casting a few flies, gives these men moments of freedom from the worry that undoubtedly overwhelms them during the difficult times they are facing.  

I appreciate each contribution and each individual, group of company who gets behind me and my buddy Reese for this endeavor.  Please take a glimpse at the "rewards" we offer for your contribution and PLEASE contribute right now.  

contact us with any questions at: fishonmovie@gmail.com 

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    Much thanks & an official "FISH ON" bumper sticker.

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    Bumper Sticker + DVD copy of our finished film signed by the filmmakers.

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    DVD, Bumper Sticker + an Official FISH ON T-SHIRT. You're going to look very good and fish savvy in your new Fish On t-shirt!

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    DVD, Sticker + An Official FISH ON Hat! Be the envy of everyone on the water and let them know you support worthy causes in your stylish new Fish On hat.

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    Signed DVD, Sticker + Want to learn the basics of fly fishing? Now's your chance! $75 contribution gets you in on one of two group lessons to be held in July &/or August in the Boise area.

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    DVD, Sticker + an official FISH ON t-shirt AND FISH ON hat. What goes well with a Fish On shirt? A Fish On hat! Prepare to be envied.

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    DVD, T-Shirt, Sticker + A LOON OUTDOORS Goody Bag! Enjoy a bag of Loon essentials including: Aquel floatant, bottoms up caddy, mini fly box...

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    Join Travis & Reese at the fast food restaurant of your choice to hear one full hour of our favorite fish stories. Lunch is on us. (boise area only)

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    DVD + Loon Goody Bag & Fly Fishing Lessons for 2! This... will... change... your... life! If you've always wanted to fish but never tried, now is your chance. Lessons conducted in Boise, ID. area.

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    DVD + A day on the river (Owyhee, South Fork, Silver Creek or Big Wood) fishing with filmmakers Travis & Reese. Bring a friend and we'll bring the peanut butter sandwiches. Yes, you will have fun!

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    A private screening of the finished film for you and up to 12 friends at your home, business or other venue. Filmmakers Travis & Reese will attend for a private Q & A. (limited to the Boise area)

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    Align your company / organization with our film by becoming an official CONTRIBUTING SPONSOR. Your logo will appear in the film credits, on the DVD packaging and on our official Fish On - t-shirts.

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    A private screening of the finished film at THE FLICKS in Boise, IDAHO. Invite all your friends and be our guest of honor. Travis & Reese will attend and offer up a short Q & A to follow. Use this screening to throw a great party for friends and family OR as a fundraiser for your own organization. (Fri./Sat. nights NOT available)

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    Your very own fly fishing documentary featuring… YOU! We’ll spend a day on the river (within 200 miles of Boise, Idaho) getting beautiful footage of you fishing. We’ll interview you and a couple of your fishing friends and then create a short (10 – 15 minute) documentary DVD just for you.

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    Join our production as a Featured Sponsor! Your name and/or business logo will appear on the back of every DVD Case, in the opening & closing credits and in all press materials that support the film release. You will also be listed as an Associate Producer of Fish on!

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    Join our production as the TITLE SPONSOR. Our single Title Sponsor will be the very first logo/identity seen on the screen in the opening credits. We'll bandy about the phrase "PRESENTED BY..." You will be listed as the films Executive Producer. Your logo/identity will be featured on the DVD packaging and you will be prevelant in all press materials sent out. Feel free to contact us for more info. on this one!

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