Following the success of the first film tour, fishermen of San Pedro descended upon the Tres Pescados Fly Shop for the second annual Fly Fishing Film Tour presented by COSTA DEL MAR on Saturday night, May 4, 2013.
The night started with a presentation to local legend Mr. Carlos Marin. Because of his life-long contribution to the sport fishing community in San Pedro, Mr. Marin was presented with a Lifetime Acheivement Award by Alissa Flota of El Pescador.
Mr. Carlos Marin (left) along with family
In attendance were the cast and crew of the Buccaneer’s & Bones TV series; among the cast was former news anchor Tom Brokaw, musician Huey Lewis, angling legend Lefty Kreh and Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard.
The evening was filled with fly-fishing videos from around the globe. Those seated in the crowd had a chance to win fabulous prizes such as COSTA shades and a YETI Cooler. In the end, the event raised $1,130USD for the bonefish, permit and tarpon of Belize!
“We are very proud to donate the proceeds of this event to Bonefish Tarpon Trust’s new ‘Nurture Belize’ program,” commented Tres Pescados Fly Shop owner and event organizer Wil Flack. “This local effort will help benefit fisheries and habitat conservation right here in Belize. I want to personally thank everyone who showed up to support our cause.”