Fernie’s fly fishing aficionados will have the opportunity to celebrate their sport with the International Fly Fishing Film Festival (IF4), coming to the Vogue Theatre on March 5.
The festival will feature 10 films ranging in length from six to 16 minutes and will showcase stories from all around the world. The films will focus on the passion, lifestyle and culture of fly fishing. Although the tone and content of the films differ, they all have one thing in common: a clear passion for fishing.
Iqualuk, a film by Hooké, will take viewers on a “far northern fly-fishing adventure to Nunavik in search of arctic char” while The Mend takes on complicated family dynamics between a father and son, all set to a fly fishing background. Four Foot Rod, by Dana Lattery follows the story of four fly fishing guides who embark on a trip to Oman.
Other films will explore anglers searching for brook trout in the far north, bull trout in the Rocky Mountains and a 30-inch trout in Alaska’s Naknek River.
In addition to the film screenings, there will also be fly fishing product give aways and other promotions at the event. Doors open at the Vogue Theatre at 6:30 p.m. with the first film getting underway at 7 p.m.
According to event organizers, what follows is a “nearly two hour fly fishing adventure.”
The IF4 was founded in 2011 and screens at more than 120 locations around the world every year.
Ticket to the show are $15 and are available in advance from Elk River Guiding Co. and the Vogue Theatre. There will also be tickets available at the door on the day of the event.
To view trailers for the films, you can visit Flyfilmfest.com.