Fly Fishing Film Tour to hit Grand Junction
The latest version of world’s largest roving collection of premier fly-fishing films once more is on the road.
The Fly Fishing Film Tour, better known as The F3T, finished its seventh year in 2013, touring for nearly nine months, playing more than 150 shows, reaching more than 50,000 anglers and helping to add more than $250,000 to the coffers of local and national conservation groups.
“It’s an awesome feeling to know that we reached nearly 50,000 people across 45 states and multiple countries,” said The F3T co-owner Doug Powell. “It’s a testament to the passion of our devoted fans and ability to attract those new to the sport” of fly fishing.
The 2014 F3T and its collection of fly-fishing films from around the world makes its appearance in Grand Junction on March 18 at the Mesa Theater, 538 Main St.
Tickets at the door are $15 with discount tickets ($13) available at Western Anglers Fly Shop, 413 Main St.
The F3T is the largest event of its kind, reaching entertainment and marketing outlets throughout the fly-fishing industry.
Not only do viewers get to see world-class fly-fishing films, The F3T is dedicated to supporting the local fly shops and conservation groups that form the backbone of our sport’s educational and environmental efforts.
Just as important has been The F3T’s increased financial support to filmmakers and critical industry advocacy groups such as Trout Unlimited, Wild Steelhead Coalition, Bonefish Tarpon Trust, Utah Stream Access Coalition, Stop Pebble Mine and many more.
Last year, The F3T directly awarded $25,000 to filmmakers and along with their partner members together raised the $250,000.
“Conservation groups do much of the heavy lifting when it comes to preserving our fisheries,” Powell says. “And without the increasing talent of our filmmaker’s we’d be out of a job. Both groups are invaluable in drawing eyes toward watersheds, species and issues that need attention. We’re constantly working to assist them as much as we can.”
For more information, go online to http://www.thef3t.com to watch film trailers, ticket information and to see the tour schedule. Also, search FlyFishingFilmTour on Facebook.