Incredible cinematography, hilarious comedy, poignant commentary and tons of amazing fishing experiences combine for one incredible evening when Trout Unlimited and ArtsQuest partner to present the region’s only appearance of the acclaimed Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T) March 25, 7:30 p.m., at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks’ Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. Tickets for the event, a fundraiser for the two nonprofits, are $15 and on sale now at www.steelstacks.org and 610-332-3378.
The original and preeminent exhibition of fly fishing cinema, The F3T is a one-of-a-kind experience that takes viewers around the globe via incredible short films focused on fly fishing and cold-water conservation efforts from Asia to North America. The 2015 tour features 11 story-driven films showcasing dynamic fly fishing locations, characters and pursuits from the Western U.S. to the wilds of Mongolia. Included in the festival are films highlighting Atlantic salmon fishing amid the stunning landscape of Iceland, sight fishing for tarpon and bonefish in Cuba, the conservation efforts to protect the endangered Taimen in Mongolia and the impact of climate change on the iconic trout waters of Montana. The complete list of 2015 films and trailers is available at www.theF3T.com.
Proceeds from the Fly Fishing Film Tour will benefit the Monocacy Chapter of Trout Unlimited’s habitat improvement work and coldwater conservation efforts on streams throughout the Lehigh Valley, as well as the ArtsQuest Arts Education Programming Fund, which helps to support ArtsQuest’s free music, arts and education programming for the community. Guests are invited to arrive starting at 6:30 p.m. to see fly tying demonstrations by Trout Unlimited members, talk with fellow anglers and enjoy beverages from the ArtsQuest Center’s Mike & Ike Bistro (beverages not included with ticket price).
For more information on The F3T event at SteelStacks, visit www.steelstacks.org.