Fishing is without a doubt one of the top past times all over the world. Fly fishing, be it for trout, salmon, pike, musky, or some other native fish, is one of the most artistic forms of fishing. Be able to cast a fly rod and bring your fly lure or musky lures to life is more art than science.
Filmmakers Lure In Anglers
Each year, there are at least two film festivals that we know of that put the spotlight on this legendary hobby. The Fly Fishing Film Tour and the International Fly Fishing Film Festival. Both fests are based in Canada, which is world famous for being a fishing hot spot. According to Roger Hurtz at FishingCanadaBlog.com, it makes perfect sense. Roger told us, “Canada is a fly fisherman’s dream land. The amount of lakes Canada has, combined with it’s vast selection of fish species, it’s a prime spot for anglers from all around the world. It should be no surprise that the film festivals are also based here in Canada”
Filmmakers at both festivals hope to lure in those anglers with some great movies.
About Fly Fishing Film Tour
Fly Fishing Film Tour is a very unique film fest experience. Every year anglers of all ages get together at movie premieres to view fishing films from around the globe, share stories amongst old and new friends and dream about catches still to be made.
Since its first running back in 2010 The Fly Fishing Film Tour CANADA has increased by more than 30% every year. In order for the festival to meet with demand they have added new locations and towns to this years schedule and increased their capacity in the locations that have been hosting and supporting them for years.
Not only does the F3T Canada showcase first-class fly fishing films, they also are dedicated to supporting and honoring the local fly fishing shops, musky lure vendors, and fishing conservation groups that are the lifeblood of the sport’s environmental and educational efforts.
Reduced price F3T tickets are for sale at many of the fly fishing and lure shops across the country. Even more, some proceeds of those ticket sales will go straight to support fly fishing and musky habitat-related conservation services and groups. According to the F3T, they raised over $50,000 last year for their conservation partners.
About International Fly Fishing Film Festival
International Fly Fishing Film Festival hosts both short and feature length movies produced and directed by professional filmmakers from all around the world, who showcase the lifestyle, culture, and passion of fly fishing. The movies at this increasingly popular film festival are capturing the hearts and attention of fishing anglers all over the globe. IF4, as it’s known, features exclusive films and is a must do and see experience for fishermen of all generations.
We encourage you to check out their sites for showtimes and listings and locations. There’s something for everyone at these two events. Who knows, you might even pick out that perfect lure from one of the vendors outside the event which will land you your next trophy the next time you are out on the water.