The 2015 Fly Fishing Film Tour made its stop in Austin. Definitely check it out when it comes through your city.
Last night, the 2015 Fly Fishing Film Tour made its stop in Austin, Texas. The turnout was much bigger than last year, speaking to the resurgence fly fishing is seeing across the country.
The tour’s official selection of videos were diverse; from international fly fishing, to amazing non-profits, to the carp epidemic, the films encompassed all the year’s most talked about fly fishing subjects.
All the proceeds from the ticket sales go to groups like Trout Unlimited, Wild Steelhead Coalition, Bonefish Tarpon Trust, Utah Stream Access Coalition, Stop Pebble Mine and many more. Last year the tour raised over $300,000 for their conservation partners.
Last night was sponsored by Austin local fishing apparel company, Howler Brothers. They had an awesome raffle, that I won nothing from, including a four-person trip with lodging to Diablo and Back Lakes, a Moken kayak, YETI coolers (I really wanted the seafoam color one), and so much more.
The films were all diverse and unique. Here are the trailers. I think “Yow: Icelandic for Yes” was my favorite.
1. “Co2ld Waters”
2. “Yow: Icelandic for Yes!”
4. “Breaking Through: The Story of Larry Fivecoats”
5. “Those Moments”
6. “Out of Touch”
7. “BUCKNASTY BROWNS”
8. “SALT: 365”
10. “The Lost Boys of Yantarni”
11. “Wild Fish Works: Oregon Coast”
12. “90 Miles”
The audience wavered from gasping at the big trout in “Out of Touch” to respectful silence for suffering veterans saved by Project Healing Waters in “Breaking Through: The story of Larry Fivecoats” to laughing out loud to “Carpland” and the “The Lost Boys of Yantarni.” I also heard a few fly fishermen planning a trip to Cuba after seeing “90 Miles.”
These kinds of outdoor events are great because you are surrounded by like-minded sportsmen and can see the strength of your outdoor community.
The Austin fly fishing community is dedicated; most the crowd stayed even though the Spurs were playing Game 6.
See if the 2015 Fly Fishing Film Tour is stopping in your neck of the woods; here’s the schedule.