F3T Fly Fishing Film Tour 2019 – Sandpoint, ID

It’s time to shake the winter blues and get back into the fish-fighting spirit. This year’s film tour covers some awesome stories from friends road tripping cross-continent, salty dudes in the South Pacific, trading snowboards for spey rods, Idaho’s cutthroat mecca, conservation in Yellowstone, Hank Patterson’s laugh in South Dakota’s Black Hills, and adventure in French Polynesia. There’s something for everyone in this odyssey of sip rises, streamer chases, and screaming runs on the flats.

For those of you that are not familiar with the Fly Fishing Film Tour, or F3T, this is the 13th screening year, and in my opinion, it gets better just about every year! All the films are proudly presented by Costa, Simms, and Yeti, respectively. The real focus though, are the organizations around the country and globe that benefit from the amassing crowds coming to indulge in the dreams fly fishing bring all of us.

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North 40 Fly Shop will sponsor the event, and all proceeds for the 2019 Sandpoint F3T will benefit the Panhandle Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the Pend Oreille Water Festival. Trout Unlimited is devoted to conserving, protecting, and restoring North America's coldwater fisheries and their watersheds, while maintaining cold, clean and fishable waters for all to enjoy. Their vision will ensure that robust populations of native and wild coldwater fish once again thrive within their North American range so that our children can enjoy healthy fisheries in their home waters.

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The Pend Oreille Water Festival is an annual, comprehensive, environmental education program for all fifth-grade students in Bonner County, Idaho. This event is hosted by the Bonner County Soil and Water Conservation District, and their mission is to promote responsible and sustainable management of our county’s abundant natural resources. The Water Festival includes a Traveling Watershed Education Trunk for teachers, interactive in-class lessons presented by natural resource professionals followed by an Outdoor Field Trip.

For more information about the Pend Oreille Water Festival, visit the Bonner Soil & Water Conservation District, or contact Sarah Garcia of the Bonner County Soil & Water Conservation District at sarah.garcia@id.nacdnet.net.

F3T Fly Fishing Film Tour Event Details

When: Saturday, March 23rd. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the show will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Where: Panida Theatre - Sandpoint, ID.

Cost: Tickets ($12) are available locally in advance at North 40 Fly Shop, 208-255-5757 (ask for the Fly Shop) and at Eichardt’s Pub. Tickets may also be purchased online by visiting Fly Fishing Film Tour. And, tickets may be purchased for $15 at the door on the night of the event.

Raffles & Prizes!  There will be lots of amazing raffles and door prizes! We’d tell you what they are, but we don’t want to spoil it.

Who Benefits? All proceeds from this event will benefit Trout Unlimited and the Pend Oreille Water Festival.

For More Information: Please contact Reg Crawford at reg@panhandletu.org, or Taylor Hess at Taylor.Hess@north40.com. You may also visit panhandletu.org or, flyfishingfilmtour.com for more details.

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I grew up in the east, along the limestone belt of the Appalachian Mountains, where I pursued trout on the classic streams of Pennsylvania such as the Yellow Breeches and the Letort, along with endless brook trout streams and other great trout waters. My love for fly fishing grew and I began expanding my horizons when I began guiding for smallmouth bass in West Virginia and onto Alaska, where I fell in love with the landscapes, grayling, and salmon. Idaho and the inland northwest were calling to my trout bum soul, so I picked up and moved to Clark Fork, where I pursue a work and play lifestyle with North 40 Fly Shop. Stop in our Ponderay store for a cup of coffee and trade lies about the one that got away.

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