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International Fly Fishing Film Festival, locally sponsored, coming to Spokane

Fly fishing with foam hoppers. (
Fly fishing with foam hoppers. ("Surface")

FISHING -- The 4th annual showing of the International Fly Fishing Film Festival in Spokane will have a couple of new twists on March 21:

  • The films will screen at the The Garland Theater, 924 W. Garland Ave.
  • The Spokane River fundraiser portion of the event will be scheduled in May.

"This year we'll be just showcasing the films," said Michael Visintainer of Silver Bow Fly Shop in Spokane Valley, where tickets are available in advance for $14. Tickets also can be purchased online. They'll be available at the door on show night for $18. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; show starts at 7.

Moving the event from the Bing Crosby Theater to the Garland offers the audience easier parking and a slightly cheaper ticket, Visintainer said.

The IF4 films are different from the Fly Fishing Film Tour that screened at the Bing in January. "Both are worth seeing because the films are so well done!" he said.

"There will be one free raffle drawing for the New Echo 5wt Dry rod," he said, describing it as "an excellent lightweight 5-weight fly rod for dry fly fishing."

The International Fly Fishing Film Festival consists of short and feature length films produced by professional filmmakers from various points on the globe. The tour of films seeks to showcase the passion, lifestyle and culture of fly-fishing.

The six films to be featured include:

Check out a preview of the action:

Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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