Well, another Fly Fishing Film Tour has come and gone. Thought I'd share my thoughts on the evening. First of all, the crowd is getting crazy! Almost had a rock concert mentality up on the balcony, if you know what I mean;). I made the mistake of forgetting that I had to print my tickets. My brain somehow thought they were at will call. In my defense I bought a bunch of Wilma tickets that day and I always choose WC. Anyway the guys were kind enough to let me show them tickets on my email. Thanks!
The highlights as far as I'm concerned. My Hardcore Porn Award definitely goes to Riding High: A Season on the Fly for just pure pump-up value.
Great way to start the night off, with repeated insane shots of giant tarpon inhaling flies and going nuts. Can't ask for much more for adrenaline. I was totally stoked. Honorable mentions include The Kodiak Project and the Arctic.
My Best Story Award is a tie between Doc of the Drakes and Reverb: A Punk Rock Love Story. Loved that the Doc got his big fish at the end, and what an amazing guide, to stick with him through all his misses. Great piece. Reverb really touched me as a musician and a fly fisherman. All I could think about was Entztrix and I tramping around our small stream chillers. Reverb here.
Best Film for me is still Sipping Dry. Just my personal connection with the Mo' makes the wonderful footage all the more powerful and it speaks to what I'm all about as an angler. Hope y'all enjoyed it too. I loved all the movies, but more accolades will have to wait for another post. I gotta run!