FRYEBURG — The Fly Fishing Film Tour, which has become the fishing entertainment event of the year, will celebrate its fifth year Friday, Feb. 15. The film tour, which will be seen in well over 80 cities in 2013 and will showcase some of the best independent outdoor filmmakers, has its New England premier at 6:30 p.m. at the Leura Eastman Performing Arts Center in Fryeburg, Maine.
The New England Premier is a benefit for Tin Mountain Conservation Center's Trout Research Project. Tin Mountain Conservation Center is working with Trout Unlimited and the Natural Resources Conservation Services on a project to enhance Brook Trout population in the Saco River sub-watersheds through habitat restoration.
This year filmmaker Carter Davidson of Gray Ghost Productions will be present at the event. The annual HD film tour is the most anticipated event in the fly fishing industry and has just begun its annual continent-wide trek. With over 40,000 attendees and 150-plus shows, the Fly Fishing Film Tour will give Davidson's film "Turning Tail" a wide and diverse audience.
"We are so thrilled to have Turning Tail in the Fly Fishing Film Tour this year. Carter Davidson is an amazing filmmaker, fantastic storyteller and his latest film does not disappoint, we knew it had to be part of the film tour. We're looking forward to taking it on the road and sharing it. There's not a doubt in my mind that it will be a highlight of the 2013 film tour and will be remember for years", F3T co-owner Doug Powell, said.
Local sponsors such as North Country Angler and S.S. Flies will be on site with additional great auction items donated by Eastern Mountain Sports, Orvis, Patagonia, Mount Khakis, Gray Ghost Productions, Bass Pro Shop, Steven M. Lewers and Associates, and Montana Fly Co. A silent auction and raffle prizes will make the evening fun for everyone. Lake Region Caterers will be on site with scrumptious food and drink.
Reserve tickets at www.tinmountain.org.