Film Festival

The Great Falls Fly Fish Festival 2011







  Join the Missouri River Flyfishers for a day’s immersion into the fly fishing lifestyle. The show opens with an industry tradeshow introducing the hottest new gear for 2011. The afternoon continues with fly tying demonstrations, fly fishing olympics and photo contests. The evening offers the independent film presentation and Drake Film Tour.

Mansfield Convention Center
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Doors open at 1:00 p.m.
Movies at 7:00 pm

General Admission
$14 advance ticket
$10 MRF members
(not available online or day of)
$16 day of event

This is an all ages event


 
   
 
Schedule of Events
1pm - Industry Trade Show
Opens to the public.
Lunch concessions open.

2pm - Casting Competition
Yellowstone School of Fly Fishing
Presented by Molly Semenik
$5 entry fee
Most points and/or furthest cast wins
Sign up here or at Big R Fly Shop

3pm - Fly Tying “Iron Fly” Competition
$5 entry fee
Awards for the fishiest fly, most creative fly, and cleanest fly. Regal Vise and other prizes are up for grabs. Each contestant gets the same amount and type of materials, sign up here or at the Big R Fly Shop
  4pm - Guide Olympics
Presented by Brian Neilsen
Race to get on waders the fastest, rig up a rod, spot hidden Thingamabobbers, etc

6pm - Drake Fly Fishing Film Tour
Presented by Costa
Seating begins. First round of raffle prizes/crowd throw outs brought to us by our booth sponsors and festival sponsors.

7pm - Fly Fishing Film Tour Starts

7:45 - Intermission
Second round of raffle prizes

8:30pm - Fly Fishing Film Tour End
     
Supplier Trade Show
The industry flips upside down and inside out every year with new gear to fuel the sport.  Our favorite suppliers will be present at high noon showing off all their newest gear for you to check out and try.

Fly Fishing Olympics
Presented by Brian Neilsen of Finfetchers Outfitting in Great Falls Montana.  Brian has devised a competition of true guide hardships.  Contestants will be required to get on waders, rig a rod, spot thingamabobbers, make a sandwich, and other necessities of the job.  Do you have what it takes?

Fly Tying Iron fly competitions
The Iron Fly competition is welcome to fly tyers of all abilities.  Each contestant will receive the same set of materials.  Prizes will be awarded for most creative, best fish catching, and most abstract fly.

fly fishing Film Tour by drake
The Fly Fishing Film Tour is a traveling collection of films that aim to inspire and invigorate anglers by showcasing them in a true theater environment.
Each year we feature a collection of new cutting edge films from independent film makers around the globe.
The tour focuses on both freshwater and saltwater film shorts, made by the best filmmakers in the business, with much of the money raised along the way going to various local and national conservation groups.
It's a 90-minute live event experience, hosted by a live emcee, featuring door prizes & merchandise, and enjoyed by all that attend.  The Fly Fishing Film Tour is a traveling collection of films that aim to inspire and invigorate anglers by showcasing them in a true theater environment.
Each year we feature a collection of new cutting edge films from independent film makers around the globe.
The tour focuses on both freshwater and saltwater film shorts, made by the best filmmakers in the business, with much of the money raised along the way going to various local and national conservation groups.
The goal of the tour is to entertain and educate outdoor enthusiasts of all makes and models, to inspire filmmakers to continue to create cutting edge films, to inspire the industry and to educate everyone involved about supporting conservation efforts.
Oh, and of course, to continue to support our fully addicted fish bum lifestyles
The film festival is managed by the Missouri River Fly Fishers (MRF), a non-profit fly fishing organization focused on conservation and education. The MRF supports the efforts of Trout Unlimited and the Federation of Fly Fishers and raises money to protect the water systems we fish, and educate new fly fishers on the fundamentals of the sport.

 

Tickets and information our available at our local fly shops. We encourage you to support the local fly shops when fly fishing the waters near Great Falls. If you have any comments or suggestions on how we can make our festival better for next year we would love to hear about it.

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