January 27, 2013 in Outdoors

Fly-fishing films focus on adventure

By The Spokesman-Review

The Fly Fishing Film Tour features catches from around the world, including this trout in “Turning Tail” filmed in Maine.
(Full-size photo)

Advance tickets
Tickets for the Fly Fishing Film Tour at the Bing Crosby Theater are available at Silver Bow and Swede’s fly shops in Spokane and Castaway in Coeur d’Alene. Advance tickets for the Sandpoint showing are available at Big R in Sandpoint.

Thirteen action-packed fly-fishing films featuring fish ranging from Idaho trout to whoppers in the European nation of Georgia are being packaged into a two-hour show coming to Spokane.

The 2013 Fly Fishing Film Tour is booked at the Bing Crosby Theater on Feb. 5 bringing new faces, such as two Boise angler-filmmakers with a new comic look at the sport. Also on board is a sequel to one of last year’s show favorites. Doors open at 6 p.m.; films start at 7.

Tickets cost $15 on the Fly Fishing Film Tour website, but are available in advance for $13 at Spokane fly shops.

Viewers will get a sample of fishing in Alaska and across the United States from California to Maine. Featured fish species range from steelhead to snakefish.

Likely to get the most raves are a film about a tarpon/bonefish/billfish pack-in expedition to a remote Mexican reef and a jungle fishing adventure in Thailand.

Expect warm feelings from a sequel, “Hit ‘em again, Doc,” to last year’s crowd-pleaser about a fishing guide leading an aging angler with Parkinson’s disease to Idaho trout.

Spokane is in the second week of the Fly Fishing Film Tour scheduled for 150 shows across the country. Local conservation organizations often are involved as sponsors.

“Adventure is the focal point of the films in this year’s tour,” said Doug Powell, tour spokesman in Boulder, Colo.

Filmgoers also will enjoy a stunningly large and sharp new screen and state-of-the art digital projector installed at The Bing in November.

• See links to more information and film trailers at spokesman.com/blogs/outdoors.

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