GALLATIN RIVER TASK FORCE

The Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T) returns to Big Sky on Wednesday, March 22 at Lone Peak Cinema, with showings at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. The 2017 tour showcases nine fly-fishing films from around the world.

From pursuing giant predatory fish in Siberia that have never been caught on a fly, to scouting tarpon by paraglider in Florida, to pursuing tarpon and permit with a legendary Mexican angler, the 2017 short films promise to take viewers on a journey from one corner of the globe to the other. Other filming locations include Idaho, Kamchatka, Alaska and our own backyard.

Two films stand out for showcasing the accomplishments of women in a male-dominated industry. “Odd Man Out” highlights the exploits of Alaska-born, Montana-transplant Camille Egdorf, star of “Providence,” as she carves her niche in the fly-fishing world. In “Old Friends New Fish,” winner of the Trout Unlimited Women in Fly Fishing Film Grant, three women celebrate 20 years of friendship on Montana rivers.

In addition to showcasing the best fly-fishing films, the F3T continues to partner with local fly shops and conservation organizations across the country. The 2016 tour raised more than $300,000 to support education and conservation projects that enhance the sport of fly fishing.

The Big Sky premier of the 2017 Fly Fishing Film Tour on March 22 is free, however proceeds from the event will support the conservation work of the Gallatin River Task Force.

Visit flyfilmtour.com for more information on the film tour or to watch the film trailers.