The schedule for the 2013 edition of the Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T) has been released, and this year Oklahoma anglers will no longer have to journey to neighboring states to sample the newest works of the sport’s best, cutting-edge filmmakers.
The F3T officially kicks off this week with shows in Denver and Billings, MT, and will make stops in 150 cities across the U.S., including Oklahoma City, and in Canada and overseas. The Oklahoma City engagement is set for 7 p.m., March 21 at the Will Rogers Theatre, 4322 N Western Ave. Tickets are $15, available in advance at Backwoods, 12325 N May Ave. Organizers say shows very often sell out, so early ticket purchases are advised.
Sooner fly fishers itching for an early spring road trip can catch the tour on Feb. 7 at the Magnolia Theater in Dallas or on March 18 at the Razorback Cinema, Malco Theaters in Fayetteville, Ark.
The traveling show features two hours of short films from some of the best outdoors moviemakers working today, and it also benefits local conservation groups and serves as a valuable expo for area outfitters and fishing guides.
“We’ve got incredible footage from our favorite locales like Montana, Florida, Idaho, and the Gulf, and we’ve got some amazing segments from destinations like the Bahamas, Belize, Alaska, New Zealand and Canada”, said F3T filmmaker and road manager Thad Robison. “But on top of that is the unique stories that are told along the way. We’ve got a punk rock band fishing in Wisconsin, a surgeon with Parkinson’s getting after it at Hemingway’s favorite old spots, a touching father-son story from Scotland, even an amazingly shot piece about nothing but insects.”
Additional information on ticket purchases, show locations, films on the program and sponsor links is available on the F3T website at www.flyfishingfilmtour.com.
- Dennis King