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2012 Troutfest Journal Advertising

Troutfest is a Fly Fishing Exposition and Fundraiser held in Townsend, Tennessee in the Great Smoky Mountains. Proceeds from this event are donated to Great Smoky Mountains National Park Fisheries Department, Friends of the Smokies Fisheries Scholarship Fund or other youth educational conservation projects. The Little River Chapter of Trout Unlimited sponsors this event as a major fundraiser and annual festival. Troutfest is one of the largest venues for fly anglers in the Southeast United States and each event, for the past six years, has been bigger and better, and with greater attendance, than the year before. The 2011 Troutfest will be no exception with more demonstrators, seminars and vendors.

The Troutfest Journal will premiere its second issue for the 2012 Troutfest – (May 18 – 20, 2012) and will be available for purchase starting April 4, 2012. Copies of the Journal will be available until May 31 or until the last of the minimum guaranteed 2,000 printing has been sold – whichever comes first. The Troutfest Journal will be available for purchase, prior to, during and after the festival, through the Troutfest web site, fly shops, regional retailers, and at Troutfest.

The Troutfest Journal will include articles written by some of the most recognized names in fly fishing today. There will be content about fishing in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, recommendations for gear, and instructions for tying flies popular with the Smoky’s trout. Also included will be a map highlighting local businesses, restaurants and accommodations, as well as a list of guides specializing in fishing the Park’s rivers and streams. Everything about the Troutfest Journal is being designed to make it a keeper – a reference publication to be saved by anyone who has, does, or will fish in the Smokies.


If you are submitting art on disk:
Digital files are to be submitted in Macintosh format on CD-ROM disks. Acceptable formats include, and are limited to: EPS Vector/Illustrator with all type outlined; Photoshop TIFF / CMYK / 300 dpi with layers flattened; or High-resolution PDF.
Formats that WILL NOT be accepted include, but are not limited to: MS Word; Bit-map images; Quark Express; any reflective art requiring scanning.

Disks must be received by February 25, 2012. Send disks to:
Neil Smith Design Studio, Attn: Neil Smith
6201 Apache Trail, Knoxville, TN 37920
Telephone: (865) 247-6014

If you are submitting art via E-mail:
Ads can be emailed as digital files provided they are:
• No larger than 5Mb in size
• In one of the following formats: Photoshop JPEG / RGB / 300 dpi / Highest
Quality; or High-Resolution PDF.

E-mail ads to: For more information click on the red link to the left.


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Application Form

CLICK HERE to download a PDF
Advertising Rate Card.





General Display Advertising

Full 7”w x 10”h $ 1,000.00

Half 7”w x 5”h 650.00

Quarter 3 3/8”w x 5”h 350.00

Eighth 3 3/8”w x 2 3/8”h 150.00

Guaranteed Premium Positions

Inside Front Cover 8 ½”w x 11”h (bleed permitted) $ 1,500.00

Outside Back Cover 8 ½”w x 11”h (bleed permitted) $ 1,250.00

NOTE: Inside front and outside back covers subject to availability and require confirmation.


Guides $100.00
(8 display ads per page – 3 3/8”w x 1 7/8”h – OK to reproduce guide’s business card.)

Sponsor Complimentary Advertising
Sponsor ads will include art recognizing them as an “Official 2012 Troutfest Sponsor.”

Gold and Silver Sponsors are entitled to free display advertising space based upon their level of sponsorship:

GOLD - $ 2,000 + / Half-page Ad, no charge

SILVER - $ 1,000 - $ 1,999 / Quarter-page Ad, no charge

BRONZE – Less than $1,000 / Does not qualify for complimentary display ad but will be listed on Sponsor’s page

GOLD and SILVER Sponsors can upgrade their complimentary ad to the next largest size, GOLD to Full-Page and SILVER to half-Page, for $ 350.00.


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