The annual Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T) kicked off earlier this week in Denver, Colorado. The tour has since moved on to Montana, with a showing last night at Bozeman's Emerson Theater and continues this week with screenings in Billings, Helena and Missoula. 160 cities later, the tour will conclude on April 30th in Austin, Texas.
This year's F3T selections includes films like Co2ld Waters, which stars Craig Matthews and Yvon Chouinard, amongst others and takes a look at the single biggest threat facing the future of angling: climate change. 90 Miles, which tells the story of Cuba's bonefish, tarpon and permit fishery -- a topic hot on the minds of many anglers these days -- seen through the eyes of a Bonefish Tarpon and Trust scientific outreach mission in 2013.
Also amongst this year's selections are Out of Touch, a look at Louisana redfish from Shallow Water Expeditions, Carpland, which digs into the history of carp American perceptions of the species. Nine other films round out the 2015 screenings.
This year marks the sixth year since F3T debuted in 2009, when the tour reached 25 cities and 12,000 people. As mentioned, this year, the tour visits over 160 cities and expects to reach nearly 60,000 viewers.
Each year, we're left scratching our heads at how much filmmaking talent coalesces in the fly fishing industry. And this year will likely prove to be no exception to previously set standards. Given the reach of this year's tour, chances are there's a show near you, so be sure to check the full 2015 F3T schedule, where you can also buy your tickets online.