I was driving home at 10:00 pm last night and the thermometer read 26 degrees outside as a spring snow fall continued; yet I was reliving the past three hours that found myself on the warm sunny flats of the Bahamas chasing bone fish under emerald blue skies and the splash of warm water against my legs; the cool crisp air of Labrador biting at my facing while chasing monster brook trout; landing king salmon on rivers in the interior of Alaska; and of course pursuing monster rainbows and graylings.
All of my adventures were shared with great friends that accompanied me and hundreds of others that braved the cold temperatures and snow to watch the 2014 Fly Fishing Film Tour that came to the Lincoln Center in Fort Collins, Colorado.
A huge shout out to St. Peter’s Fly Shop for providing the support to bring the tour to Northern Colorado and providing a wonderful break from the rocky mountain spring weather. www.stpetes.com
If you have never been, the evening starts with an opportunity to mingle with friends, meet new ones, and just absorb the energy of all the like minded fly fishers, young and old, there to share the evening. After getting your favorite libation and picking up your Fly Fishing Film tour swag (free stuff), you settle back into your chair and watch some amazing footage of trips near and far that put you on the water with those that had the fortune of actually being there. The footage is spectacular and the camera angles with the invent of the go-pro digital platform incorporates more of your senses and you become part of the experience. Intermission gets you out of your seat and more swag is thrown into the audience, raffles are cheered on, and the highlight included two Sage fly rods given away! A young future fly fishing guide or fly shop owner, was pulled out of the audience to help with the raffles and emceeing the giveaways! Thanks Fly Fishing Film Tour and St. Peter’s Fly Shop.
The evening was a wonderful break from the hustle and bustle of life, the transition from winter to spring, and the temperatures. Everyone left the show with a new found energy and longing to get on the water. Thanks fellas for keeping me company!
If you have not attended a Fly Fishing Film Tour, find one and tight lines! www.flyfilmtour.com