Annual Fly Fishing Film Tour wades into variety of waters

Catching fish is a challenge this time of year for fly fishers, but catching some action is as easy as buying a ticket for the Fly Fishing Film Tour. All or edited portions of nine films are featured in the 2014 version of the annual fly flick road show coming to the Bing Crosby Theater on Feb. 4, the 11th day of a tour that started in Denver and has been booked in 160 cities.

This year’s offerings include a mix of humor, adventure, travel, wild times and lots of hookups with the freshwater and saltwater fish of your dreams.

“There is a great blend of trout, saltwater pursuits, some anadromous fish and even carp and musky to round things out,” said film tour spokesman Chris Keig. “Some films like Blood Knot from TwoFisted Heart Productions, are more story-driven, while others, like ‘320’ from young filmmaker Jako Lucas, are action-packed and will leave you salivating for a new 10-weight and a ticket to the Seychelles.”

Among the films:

“A Kinetic Loop” looks at the evolution of fly fishing, the innovators of today and the sport’s pioneers.

“320” follows a fishing guide around the world in a quest to be on the water with clients 320 days in a year.

“Blood Knot” features two brothers who take a gamble on living in the Shenandoah Valley, where they hope to find fly-fishing bliss in unheralded waters.

“Alaska: La Frontera Norta” journeys to waters full of sockeye, rainbows, silvers and grayling with a dirtbag group that’s likely to humor and amaze every audience. The film is by RA Beattie, a 2005 film graduate from the University of Puget Sound.

“Spatsizi” lets a father-daughter team show how their family created a world-class rainbow trout fishing lodge in the Spatsizi Wilderness of northern British Columbia.

“Long Live the King” documents the concern for declining runs of king salmon while celebrating the action, passion and determination of Alaskans to re-energize the culture of sustainability for their iconic fish.

“The In-Between” spotlights five fishing guides taking a break from clients to converge in the Florida Keys and raise hell with permits, sharks and beer.

“North of the Wild” joins popular fly-fishing writer John Gierach, Labrador’s leading fly-angling authority, Robin Reeve, and writer Aimee Eaton to explore rugged, pristine sanctuaries of brook trout and landlocked salmon in a pair of Hudson Bay freighter canoes.

“Tributaries” compares the differences and similarities of fly fishing in Iceland, Argentina and the Bahamas.

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