THOMPSON FALLS __ Explore the world of fly fishing, from Honduras to Alaska, Dubai to Africa, without leaving Sanders County, during the 12th annual Fly Fishing Film Tour, coming to the Rex Theater in downtown Thompson Falls on April 28.
This is the first year the international film festival has landed in Thompson Falls, and it promises to be an entertaining and informative evening for folks who enjoy fly fishing and even for those who simply like a good film.
The tour is being brought to Thompson Falls by the Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group, Sanders County Flycasters, the Panhandle chapter of Trout Unlimited, and the Kaniksu Land Trust. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Rex Theater.
In addition to films about pack-rafting in Alaska’s wilderness, and fishing in Central America, the collection of films will feature “Roots; Bringing Back the Bull River,” a short video about revegetation efforts in the Bull River Valley. The film was produced by the Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group to educate the public about collaborative water quality work that’s underway in the Bull River to benefit fish and wildlife.
Those attending the Fly Fishing Film Tour can enter a raffle to win a fly rod and other great prizes. Beer and concessions will be served in the lobby, where information about participating organizations will be on display.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and the films will roll at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 in advance or $8 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased at Minnie’s Restaurant, the Thompson Falls Liquor Store or online from links on the Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group’s (look for the Calendar) or the Fly Fishing Film Tour’s websites (look for Schedule & Tickets).