Sunday, March 23, 2014

Fishing for Tarpon in Colorado

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


Happy Nymphing

8 comments:

  1. The FT3 in Denver was a really good time last year. I'm looking forward to this year's edition.

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  2. Awesome series this year! Well worth the trip! Thanks for stopping by and always a pleasure my friend!

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  3. It was a blast wasn't it! It was great watching the films with you. I thought it was a great turnout. Nice review as always!

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    1. Thanks BDF for the comments and stopping by! It was a wonderful escape and enjoyed hanging with ya! I am thinking a Labrador trip is in order....?

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  4. I would be remiss if I didn't point out there was virtually no footage of nymphers (watching a strike indicator bump just doesn't create the same visual excitement as monster trout trashing a dry). On the other hand, there were several people on screen using Tenkaras and at least appearing to have fun..LOL. Regardless, I think a good time was had by all and I was extremely pleased to see you there, NOCO. We'll be back out there stalking those wiley wascals in no time!

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    1. NOM!! I couldn't agree more my friend. I agree there was a lot of dry fly fishing; however, they didn't show the really big fish caught by nymphs! Thanks for acknowledging that Tenkara was represented and I know you will catch your share again this year on one! The pleasure was all mine my friend and cant wait to hit the water with ya! I talked to a psychic today that told me salmon were in your future...!

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  5. Al
    What a great event, I viewed all the trailers and my favorites has to be the "North of Wild Trailer" and the "Blood Knot" awesome footage. I can only imagine how this would view on the big screen. I looked at the schedule and the showing in Georgia has passed, but I will bookmark the link and checking for future showings. Thanks for sharing

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    1. I am sorry that the GA show has passed but you got to enjoy a lil taste of it Bill! It was an amazing festival this year with great productions. We will stay on top of it for next year so you can catch the GA show! I think you need to document you bluegill pursuit and submit the footage!!! Thanks for stopping by and always a pleasure my friend!

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