Experience fly fishing’s most captivating films during the 12th annual Fly Fishing Film Tour Nov. 30

Each year, fishy folk of all ages gather for the annual Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T) to experience films from around the world and dream about casts yet unmade.

The F3T will debut at Lees-McRae on Friday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. in Evans Auditorium inside the Cannon Student Center. Tickets can be purchased both online in advance for $15 or at the door for $17. Tickets are $5 for Lees-McRae students, faculty, and staff.

Starting at 6 p.m., visitors can enjoy several local fly fishing company, guiding, and outdoor provider booths with the films beginning at 7 p.m.

Hosted by the newly-formed Lees-McRae Fly Fishing Club, the Appalachian State University Fly Fishing Club, and volunteer water monitoring program, Watauga Riverkeeper, proceeds from the event will benefit all three groups. With the help of the Watauga Riverkeeper, a portion of the proceeds will also benefit the One Percent for the Watauga campaign, a local program funded by several High Country businesses to assist in river cleanups and litter removal.

The club was founded at the college by freshman Outdoor Recreation Management major Cody Simmons earlier this fall. Together with the help of President Lee King—who is also an avid fly fisherman—the two have brought weekly fly fishing events to campus.

Making its way into more than 175 cities in eight countries, the F3T is a one of a kind experience that has been enjoyed for more than 12 years, according to the F3T website.

Purchase advanced tickets for the Fly Fishing Film Tour here

Learn more about the Outdoor Recreation Management program here

By Nina MastandreaNovember 29, 2018
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