A Fishy Film Fest Heads South
The Fly Fishing Film Tour showcases angling hot spots from around the world
While we’re fans of an endless summer, this year’s interminable winter has us dreaming of getting back on the water—with a fly rod in hand, of course. Thankfully, here comes a traveling film festival that might help tide us over until spring.
Called the Fly Fishing Film Tour, it offers a collection of short films, about ten in total, that take viewers to angling hot spots around the world, from Alaska’s Hoodoo River, where migrating cohos pack the water column, to the Australian surf, where permit feed like frat boys at an all-you-can-eat buffet. But naturally, it’s the films from the South that really have us drooling. High in the Lowlands follows a group of anglers chasing down huge snook while camping in the wilds of the Everglades. And our favorite, Carolina Reds, filmed in the marshes of South Carolina, chronicles the adrenaline rush of stalking redfish in a foot of water. (Click here to see a trailer.)
The tour kicked off out West, but it will be in the South beginning March 1 in Nashville, with many other cities to follow, including Atlanta, Charleston, Jacksonville, and Charlotte. Now, if you’ll excuse us, we need to go tie some flies.