The 12th annual Fly Fishing Film Tour (aka F3T) is coming to Sitka, with a stop at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 18, at Harrigan Centennial Hall for folks interested in fly fishing or films featuring the great outdoors. Sitka is one of 175 cities in 18 countries that will host the F3T this year.
With an emphasis on the stories, characters and fisheries that help make up the vast world of fly fishing, the 2018 F3T will take you from Michigan to Honduras, from Wyoming to Greenland, from the mind of child to the heart of a musician, from the edge of your seat to the end of the earth and back. The tour includes a film or two about Alaska.
In addition to showcasing world-class fly fishing films, The F3T is dedicated to supporting the local fly shops and conservation groups that form the backbone of our sport’s educational and environmental efforts. Discount F3T tickets are available at more than 150 fly shops across the country (in Sitka, contact Sitka Fish Outfitters at 738-4011).
A portion of those ticket sales go directly to support the conservation work that keeps our favorite fisheries intact, healthy and available for us all to enjoy. In 2017 F3T events raised over $500,000 for conservation and fishing-related charities. In addition to fundraising, we’re dedicated to providing a platform that builds awareness and support of groups like Trout Unlimited, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, Wild Steelhead Coalition, Bonefish Tarpon Trust, Utah Stream Access Coalition, Stop Pebble Mine and many more.
Tickets are available for $20 at Sitka Fish Outfitters or Old Harbor Books. Proceeds benefit the Sitka Gymnastics Academy. Doors open at 6 p.m., with a variety of gear on display and a chance to talk about fly fishing before the film starts promptly at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Jamie Steinson at 738-4011 or Sitka Fish Outfitters.