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MONDAY, JULY 9, 2012, 9:31 A.M.

Film festival tops first day of International Fly Fishing Fair

OUTSEE – Fly fishing takes center stage in Spokane this week starting Thursday July 12 with the opening of the International Fly Fishing Fair at the Spokane Convention Center.

The public is invited by the Federation of Fly Fishers to cruise the exhibit and take part in presentations, clinics and classes in fly tying, fly casting, fishing techniques, conservation and more.

Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday

Cost: adults $5, kids under 16 free.

Other related activities include:

Benefit for Spokane River Redband Trout, featuring local brews, wind and Dry Fly Distillery spirits, 5 p.m-7 p.m. at Rick Singer Photography rooftop garden, 415 ½  W. Main Ave.  $25. Sponsored by Trout Unlimited's Spokane Falls Chapter.

International Fly Fishing Film Festival, a two hour show featurring edited versions of the year’s top fly fishing films, starting at 7 p.m. at the Bing Crosby Theater. Benefits Spokane RiverKeeper.

Tickets are $15 at the door or $12 if purchased in advance at area fly fishing shops.

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