Events: Tampa Fly Fishing Film Tour Pre-Party, Tournaments


Next Thursday April 7th, the Fly fishing film tour will be in Tampa. Tickets are $12(from flintcreek & tampa bay on the fly) or $15 at the door.

Tampa Pitcher Show
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Doors Open: 6:30PM
Show Starts: 7:00PM
14416 Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL 33618

This coming Saturday April 2nd, there will be a pre party over at Flintcreek Outfitters Tampa.

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13425 Fishhawk Blvd.
Riverview, FL 33569
Phone: 813.681.1888

From 4:30pm to8:00pm

There will have FREE food and Drinks aka Beer.

A huge raffle with stuff from Costa, Buff, Scientific Angler, Cablz, Mountain Khakis and more.

With the raffle all proceeds from the ticket sales will go to the bonefish and tarpon trust.

More information give Max a call at 813 506 7270

Speaking here is another event by Cheekyflyfishing that will benefit the organization.


I hope all is well and that the Tarpon are jumping down in Tampa Bay. Thanks again for helping to promote Cheeky March Madness. We’re excited to have raised almost $1,000 that will be donated to the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, Casting for Recovery and Stripers Forever. We appreciate you and your readers helping to support these great causes, and below is a recap of the tournament thus far.

3,088 votes have been cast, and after two rounds and a week and a half of Cheeky March Madness, we find ourselves entering the Elite Eight with a strong group of usual suspects still in contention.

While the top seeds handled their first round matchups with ease, we saw a handful of nail biters that came down to the wire. Round one included a spectacular upset by the sixth seeded Albies (51%) over Giant Trevally (49%) and a tight battle in which Peacock Bass (51%) took down Cutthroat Tout (49%) by only a handful of votes. In another tightly contested matchup, the fourth seeded Largemouth Bass (54%) prevailed over the number five seeded Landlocked Salmon (46%) in a victory for warm water species around the world.

The Sweet Sixteen pitted a lineup of the top gamefish against one another in matchups that should have been tight. However, an unexpected turn of events left Striped Bass, Sea-Run Browns, Peacock Bass and Marlin (who fell to Tarpon, Rainbow Trout, Steelhead, and Bonefish respectively) heading home in the aftermath of double-digit losses. In an epic clash between two of salt water’s top fish, Permit remained unbeaten by taking 61% of the vote against Redfish.

The excitement builds as we enter the Elite Eight. With the leaderboard tight ( and matchups as unpredictable as the flip of a coin, anyone with fish still in the tournament has a chance at the Championship. Elite Eight Matchups include:

Tarpon vs. Roosterfish
Atlantic Salmon vs. Rainbow Trout
Steelhead vs. Brown Trout
Permit vs. Bonefish

Visit to vote on these Elite Eight Matchups.

For complete results, please see the attached bracket. Feel free to share the results thus far as well as any commentary/predictions on the upcoming Elite Eight with your readers.

Thanks again,


If you’re in a tournament mood, there’s one down in EG Simmons park. April 1st and 2nd.