That’s right folks, only 5 DAYS left before the 2015 Fly Fishing Film Tour!! We’ve still got tickets for sale here in our Helena Shop, save some cash and possible heartache by getting them NOW! Only $15 to get in the door (cash or check only), $18 if you wait until you show up to the door (assuming we haven’t sold out)!! Come out and support the Pat Barnes chapter of Trout Unlimited and grab some free stuff out of the big ole’ box of schwag from the guys at F3T that showed up today! Some cool stuff from Temple Fork Outfitters, Costa Sunglasses, Beverage Coozies from Fishpond & free download cards of the Stonefly Magazine! Also two of you lucky folks may be taking home one of two BIG PRIZES! Free with the cost of admission comes a chance to win one of two incredible fly fishing adventures:
Trip for two to El Pescador Fishing Lodge in Belize. Trip includes 4 nights of lodging and 3 days of guided fishing for two.
Trip for two to the Trout Hunter Lodge on the Henry’s Fork in Last Chance Idaho. Meals, lodging and fishing included for 4 days & 5 nights.
Check out some more of the trailers for some of the films being featured this year below & We hope to see you all this Saturday at the Grandstreet Theater!
Description: Ask one of the main characters in this film, conservationist and wilderness guide Charlie Conn (Director of the Taimen Fund), what this film is about and he’ll humbly tell you, “this is a conservation documentary about our work protecting Taimen (hucho hucho taimen) in Mongolia.” While the underlying focus of the film is the conservation work being done in Mongolia to protect the largest salmonid species in the world, the film is actually a combination of various meandering storylines – flowing together into a cohesive examination of what happens when passionate people come together to protect and properly manage a resource before an ecosystem is subject to 1st world development. Like many countries on the planet, Mongolia is rapidly transitioning from yesterday to tomorrow – leaving a wilderness, numerous wild species and a rich local culture hanging in the balance between two emerging demographics: those participating in the centuries old nomadic existence and a growing population eager to bring Mongolia to the 21st century. As many living in the later know to be true, the luxuries of the 21st century are grand – but oftentimes come with great cost to the natural world around us. All too often, conservation efforts are reactionary. Generation after generation is left picking up the pieces of shattered ecosystems. In many ways, Mongolia is different. Mongolia is an opportunity to conserve before the worst of the damage is inflicted. And most importantly, if successful, Mongolia could be a model for others to follow.
Description: Two lifelong surfers living in Orange County California, and from opposites ends of the earth, forge a strong, late in life friendship through their shared passion for the obscure sport of saltwater fly fishing. A peek behind the Orange curtain into the Southern California ocean lifestyle through the lives of Capt. Vaughn Podmore & Keith Munemitsu.
THE LOST BOYS OF YANTARNI>>
Description: The Lost Boys of Yantarni is the story of the quirky few, stubborn enough to live and work on one of the most rugged and formidable outreaches of the Alaska Peninsula – a Neverland practically unknown to the angling world. The allure? – giant, dime bright, Coho Salmon that charge into these mile-long rivers with a seek-and-destroy mentality.
Mother Nature still keeps secrets here, never really showing her hand. For the guys running the place, outwitting her is a daily battle. Severe weather, four-legged locals, and never-ending chores stack the odds against them.
“Oh, the glory of being a guide in Alaska . . .”
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Description: Carpland is a documentary-style adventure film about the history of carp in the United States. This non-native invasive species was introduced to U.S. waterways as a food source, and quickly spread to almost every state within a century. Prized around much of the world as a desirable menu item – and in some areas as a game fish – the name carp carries negative connotations in the U.S. pertaining to its value as table-fare and a sport fish. They pose a significant threat to numerous wild ecosystems and native flora and fauna. They’re also an adaptive species, thriving in waterways too damaged by pollution to support native species – providing angling opportunities for urban populations. Carp’s short history in North America spawns many questions about their role and future here. How did this desirable food fish fall from grace in households around the country? Why is one of the strongest and most desired international game fish overlooked by anglers in America? How do we protect wild areas and native species from being overrun with this invasive species? Should we support carp populations in areas where native species have vanished due to pollution? We’ll investigate these questions, and more. Stay tuned.