PHOTO BY MATT McCORMICK
The Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T) returns to Big Sky on Wednesday, March 22nd at the Lone Peak Cinema with two showings at 5 PM and 8 PM. The 2017 tour showcases nine fly fishing films from around the world.
This year’s film tour will be the most exciting yet!
“From Siberia to Idaho, Mexico, Florida, Kamchatka, Alaska, Montana and more, the notable characters, unique storylines and unparalleled fishing in these films will lead you on an adventure around the globe!” promises the F3T website.
Two film’s showcase the accomplishments of women in a male-dominated industry. “Odd Man Out” highlights the fish-filled exploits of Alaska-born, Montana-transplant Camille Egdorf, star of Providence, as she carves her unique niche in the fly fishing world. While, three women celebrate 20 years of friendship on Montana rivers in “Old Friends New Fish”, the winner of the Trout Unlimited Women in Fly Fishing Film Grant.
From pursuing giant predatory fish that have never been caught on a fly in Siberia, to scouting tarpon by paraglider in Florida, to pursuing tarpon and permit with a legendary local angler in Mexico, the 2017 lineup will take viewers on an adrenaline-filled journey from one corner of the globe to the other.
In addition to show casing the best fly fishing films, the F3T continues to partner with local fly shops and conservation organization across the country. The 2016 tour raised more than $300,000 to support education and conservation that enhance the sport of fly fishing.
Proceeds from the Big Sky event will support conservation work on the Gallatin River by the Gallatin River Task Force. In addition, the winner of the RO Drift boat raffle will be chosen at the 8 PM show. A few raffle tickets remain. Invest in the Gallatin River and call #993 – 2519 to buy your ticket today.
The Big Sky premier of the 2017 Fly Fishing Film Tour on March 22, 2017 at 5 PM and 8 PM will be free with a suggested $10 donation to a future of cold, clean, and abundant water in the Gallatin River. Thank you to Lone Peak Cinema for sponsoring the 2017 event.