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March 04, 2016 4 min read
The Fly Fishing Film Tour is coming back to Rapid City! April 6th 2016 at the Elks Theatre in Rapid City. Tickets are $14 in advance and are available here at the shop or at the Elks Theatre box office. We started selling tickets yesterday- stop by and get yours today!
Tickets should be available online soon at the Elks Theatre website- elkstheatre.com
This years lineup of films looks incredible!
This year’s films feature everything from brook trout to steelhead to milkfish. Don’t miss it.
Finding Fontinalis – Director, Travis Lowe. Location: Patagonia – Spurred by rumors from local guides and gauchos, a crew of intrepid anglers, including Yvon Chouinard, Brian Gregson and Bart Bonime, head to Patagonia in search of the world’s largest brook trout. This film explores the story behind a famed 16 lb. brook trout caught on Canada’s Nipigon River then takes us to the opposite end of the globe, likely the only other place that such a fish still swims, in pursuit of its equal.
Jungle Angler: Legend of El Dorado – Beattie Outdoor Productions.Location: Bolivia – Recent trips deep into Bolivia have brought R.A. Beattie and his crew a new perspective on the uniqueness of fly fishing in the jungle. With each step deeper beneath the canopy, with every cast into unexplored pools they journey towards the last real savage border to be explored by fly anglers. Their pursuit of Golden Dorado helps build a bond with the local people who have a unique connection to and reverence for this incredible freshwater predator.
Tidewater – Two Fisted Heard Productions. Location: Virginia – Three years ago, adrenaline junkie Art Webb barely escaped a rock climbing fall with his life. During his recovery, Art found a substitute thrill: pursuing marlin and other billfish with a fly rod off the coast from his home town, Virginia Beach. As Art began to tell his friends about his experiences offshore, two fellow fishing fanatics, Brian and Colby Trow, could not resist. This is a story of these three anglers on a fly fishing adventure to catch marlin in their backyard waters of Virginia.
Water is Life – Castaway Films. Location: Argentina, Seychelles, Zambia – Filmmaker Grant Wiswell has spent the last two years circling the globe attempting to showcase how water connects three incredibly diverse fisheries while at the same time capturing the best fishing available in each location. On both counts he has succeeded in spades.
From Argentina’s Jurassic Lake and 30” rainbows that will readily eat a dry fly to the bull-headed GTs of the Seychelles and the carnivorous tiger fish of the Zambezi, this film contains some of the most remarkable fishing ever caught on film.
Chanos Chanos (Milkfish) – Cpt. Jack Films. Location: Seychelles – Perhaps the most challenging fish to catch in the Seychelles is the fabled milkfish, a turbo-charged algae eater growing to 40 pounds. A team of South African anglers have not only caught these amazing and very secretive fish, but also pioneered the techniques that have allowed these vegetarian and notoriously difficult fish to be caught. It’s hard to accurately describe the sheer speed, breathtaking acrobatics and technical prowess needed to convert a fly cast to a connection with this greatly unknown species.
Turning Points North – Beattie Outdoor Productions. Location: Saskatchewan – While Jeff Currier and Ron Striker were raised in completely different places and followed completely different paths to “live the dream”, they hold in common a history of taking a leap to shape their lives. Ron stacked shelves in a grocery store for 17 years before becoming a bush pilot. Jeff started in a fly shop, working for $4.75 an hour. Since that time, he’s shaped himself into one of the foremost angling authorities, fishing in more than 50 countries and landing more than 300 species on the fly in salt and freshwater. Both men describe how they went from the bottom rung to doing exactly what they wanted to do in life. Woven with these human stories is some of the baddest, most-predatory pike fishing footage ever captured.
Chrome – Conservation Media. Location: British Columbia – Featuring Kate Taylor, Dylan Tomine, Tim Romano and Tom Rosenbauer, Chrome is the story of friends gathered in the effort to pursue and protect Wild Steelhead.
The Scandinavian Way – In Waders Media. Location: Montana – A battle between nations breaks out on the banks of a Montana spring creek. A group of European anglers is convinced that their American counterparts have lost any connection with the traditions of fly fishing’s past, while the American’s believe the Euro’s are still fishing in the stone age. Hilarious trash talking ensues as these groups square off and attempt to prove which methods are best served to fool wily Montana trout.
Geobass: Best of the Worst – Motiv Fishing. Location: Anywhere there’s bass. – The Motive crew returns with never-before-seen footage and stories of their efforts to pursue any bass anywhere anytime!
Learn more about the Fly Fishing Film Tour at www.flyfilmtour.com
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