Odd Man Out, one of the films in the 2017 Fly Fishing Film Tour. Photo credit is Matt McCormick

Proceeds from screenings, which are presented by Cabela’s, to benefit Trout Unlimited’s Monocacy Chapter and ArtsQuest

Fly fishing aficionados, gear up for trout season and transport yourself to some of the most exotic angling destinations on Earth as the preeminent exhibition of fly fishing cinema, the acclaimed Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T), returns March 27-28, 7:30 p.m., to the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. Tickets for the events are on sale and are $15 in advance at www.steelstacks.org and 610-332-3378, and $20 at the door. All proceeds from the two screenings will benefit the Monocacy Chapter of Trout Unlimited and ArtsQuest.

A sell-out in each of its first two years, the Fly Fishing Film Tour at SteelStacks has expanded in 2017 from one night to two due to popular demand.  During each evening, guests will enjoy a variety of breathtakingly beautiful short films focused on amazing angling destinations around the globe. Highlights include films focused on chasing monster rainbows and Pacific salmon on the Kamchatka Peninsula of Eastern Russia; battling giant tarpon off the coast of Florida; conservation efforts to protect trout and their habitat in Idaho and Montana; and even the pursuit of the Russian Nelma, a giant predatory fish that’s never been caught on the fly.   The Fly Fishing Film Tour showings at the ArtsQuest Center are the only screenings of the film tour in region; the complete list of films and trailers is available at www.flyfilmtour.com.

Guests are invited to arrive starting at 6 p.m. each evening to see fly tying demonstrations by Trout Unlimited members, talk with fellow anglers and enjoy food and beverages from the ArtsQuest Center’s Mike & Ike Bistro (not included with ticket price). The evenings also include a fundraising raffle featuring float trips, fly fishing gear and more.

Proceeds from the Fly Fishing Film Tour presented by Cabela’s 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.