Reel Deal to show fishing films

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By Special to the Monitor


The Reel Deal Theater and Pajarito Environmental Education Center will present two short films that teach sustainability through fly-fishing. For one night only,  “Jungle Fish” and “Currents of Belize” will take viewers on eye-opening journeys to South America and Belize at 7p.m. March 29.

“Jungle Fish” follows three expert fishermen deep into the heart of Guyana’s rain forest.  They seek the largest freshwater fish in the world, the arapaima, in hopes of bringing a viable sport fishing industry to the native peoples.  

“Currents of Belize” focuses on the coastal tourist destinations that are being destroyed as developers rush to keep up with demand. The filmmakers seek a balance between the country’s natural resources and rising numbers of condos, golf carts and foreign money.

In addition to the movies, Pajarito Brewpub will man a cash bar, serving beer and wine for the patrons of these movies. Reel Life fly shop will come from Santa Fe and Toner Mitchell, president of Trout Unlimited, will introduce the films.  

The brand new organization, Jemez Fly-Anglers Club, will accept memberships for anyone who would like to share fishing locations, stories, secret fishing holes and more.

The event is $10 for adults and $5 children for children at the door. For more information, contact PEEC at 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org or the Reel Deal at 662-1580.


From a press release