Could events such as the Fly Fishing Film Tour be a catalyst for the sport the likes of which hasn't been seen since "A River Runs Through It?" Judging from all the news buzz and sold out shows at the AEG sponsored event there might just be a bit less space on the river this spring.
From a recent article in the Denver Post:
His group toured just 11 cities in 2006, its first year. That number swelled to 30 a year ago and now stands near 70 for 2008. Such success is sure to spawn a procession of imitators, as happened with the Miller ski films. Where it all stops is anyone's guess, but this much is certain: Find that spot and you'll have located the new heartbeat of fly-fishing.
You would think that its only a matter of time before this sort of thing catches on. When all these young film makers become famously rich and are living on private tiaman ranches in Mongolia we will be pleased to say we at FlyFishMagazine.com were firmly on board when it all started.
The "Fish Bums" (we can only say that somewhere their is a ticked off John Gierach attorney story yet to be told) and the Fly Fishing Film Tour will be hitting our home town of Charlotte, NC on March, 13th at the McGlohon Theater. Tickets are on sale now.
Give us a shout in the comments if you are planning to attend the Charlotte event and maybe we will join you for a post show brew or two.