SPRINGFIELD MO -- Featuring the best filmmakers in the industry, the Fly Fishing Film Tour will make stops in over 80 cities across the U.S. this year -- including the Springfield Conservation Nature Center on Thursday, Oct. 14.
“We are excited to bring the Fly Fishing Film Tour to Springfield for the first time,” said Teeg Stouffer, Recycled Fish executive director. “This isn’t just for fly anglers, anyone who fishes, loves the outdoors, or enjoys independent films will have a great time.”
At most stops around the country, fans pay $15 films. However, in Springfield the event will be free.
“Through the partnership of the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Springfield Conservation Nature Center and the generosity of one donor who was willing to cover our licensing fee, we’re able to offer this at no charge in Springfield,” said Stouffer. “Now we look to the community to answer back by filling the seats for a great time celebrating the sport of fishing and the waters we love.”
In just its fourth year, the Fly Fishing Film Tour has become the fishing entertainment event of the year. The tour showcases some of the best independent, outdoor filmmakers and will energize, entertain, and educate outdoor enthusiasts with cutting edge films.
Each film has a unique flavor and message. While all of them showcase incredible cinematography, each has its own blend of hilarious commentary, mesmerizing storytelling, and some of the largest and most impressive fish ever caught. The common thread that permeates all of these films is the desire to encourage conservation.
“The main focus of this tour,” according to Tom Bie, editor of The Drake magazine, “is to showcase the talent of these filmmakers, raise awareness and funds for conservation groups, and provide fly fishers—or those interested in becoming fly fishers—an evening of entertainment.”
The event takes place at Springfield Conservation Nature Center on Thursday, Oct. 14. The Nature Center is located in southeast Springfield just west of US-65 off the James River Freeway (US-60) at 4601 S. Nature Center Way.
Films roll from 6:30 – 8:45 p.m. with one brief intermission. Light refreshments will be served.
Admission is free, although guests are strongly encouraged to guarantee their seats with a reservation by calling (417) 888-4237 because seating is limited.
The Fly Fishing Film Tour includes short films from Beattie Productions, Mad Phil Media, World Angling, Creekside Media, Last Cast Media, Confluence Films, and more.
For more information, visit www.RecycledFish.org.