Seedskadee TU F3T 2021: June 5th

The event will benefit the Seedskadee Chapter #533 of Trout Unlimited, to conserve protect and restore coldwater fisheries, watersheds and habitats in Sweetwater County, Wyoming and surrounding areas.
The Fly Fishing Film Tour will be shown in the middle of the mighty Green River on Expedition Island on Saturday June 5th. This event will be held outdoors on the Big Screen starting at 6:30 pm and the film will begin at 8:30pm. Be sure to bring you lawn chair. There will be raffles, games, and drawings that will feature chances to win many things TBA.

The time has come to announce the in person launch of the 15th annual Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T) for 2021. The stories span the globe from the remote wilds of Eastern Russia to the Guyana rainforest, the flats of French Polynesia, and all the way to Utah’s Flaming Gorge and the downhome waters of Wisconsin.

A Few 2021 F3T Film Highlights and Descriptions:
Leap Year
A Topo Films Production
Directed by Jordie Lepage and Chase White
Produced by Patrick Henry and Chase White
Edited by Jordie Lepage
On the surface, spey fishing for steelhead is a sporting pursuit steeped in tradition. Every year, these anglers and the wild fish they pursue both migrate to the same rivers at the same time. Now, from issues like global pandemics to global warming, there are countless ways in which this tradition can be broken. In swinging flies for wild steelhead in British Columbia's famed Bulkley-Skeena Valley, Leap Year explores the river and the colorful characters of this culture as it begs the question: who will carry on these traditions if the migrations come screeching to a halt?oWatch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/507285368a
 
Escape
A Green River Fly Fisher Production
Directed and Produced by Ryan Kelly and Gilbert Trowley
Life isn’t about what happens to us, it’s how we react. Follow avid angler Ryan Kelly as he documents the management of a disease that requires him to move constantly to cope with the pain. Living in the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, he logs over 1500 miles on the “heal-toe express” and another 1000+ on the sticks. Through the process he finds the most extraordinary Escape. Watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/503566323
 
Mighty Waters
A Cold Collaborative Production
Directed by Shannon Vandivier
In Bimini, an island in the Bahamas, Martin Luther King Jr found a friend in Ansil Saunders. Ansil is a bonefish guide and community leader who speaks of MLK as a friend as genuine to your face as he was to millions on a stage. Dr. King enjoyed the solitude of Bimini to write and think. Four days before his assassination, they sat in Ansil’s boat, sharing psalms while Dr. King worked on his final speech - “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop.” MLK had a great influence on Ansil and the community of Bimini, inspiring freedom in the Bahamas from colonial rule and for equality. Watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/513961635
 
Tetiaroa
An Aussie Fly Fisher Production
Directed and Produced by Kane Chenoweth and Josh Hutchins
Tetiaroa is a special place. Nestled among the Society Islands of French Polynesia,
it offers a promised land of giant bonefish, GTs and Trigger fish.
40 miles from Tahiti, owned by the Brando estate, Tetiaroa is an untapped yet
vulnerable beauty, deserving of protection. Join Joshua Hutchins of Aussie Fly
Fisher and the team from Fly Oddssey as they explore the endless flats and
unbelievable fishing. Double figure bonefish and cruisy island vibes make this a
once-in-a-lifetime trip. Watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/512179023
 
Dropped In The Pacific
A Jessica Haydahl Photography Production
Directed and Produced by Jessica Haydahl
Seven women are on an adventure of a lifetime; dropped in the Pacific to fish the famous Christmas Island coral atoll. The women experience the remote nature and unforgiving weather that Christmas Island can be known for. Together as a group, they share their experiences, the difficulties and joys they encountered, as well as what the sport of fly fishing brings to their lives. Watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/501010736
 
Denny’s Fly Box
A PMD Production
Directed and Produced by Matt Devlin
This is the story of unknown legend Denny Waln. Waln is a master flytier and angler. He's one of a kind. Cut from the cloth of a bygone era, his humble, no-nonsense nature leaves an indelible imprint on those he crosses paths with. Join us as we peek inside Denny's fly box. From filmmaker Matt Devlin of PMD productions in Missoula, MT. Featuring Denny Waln and Erin Noordermeer. Watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/user8080043
 
A variety of Beer will be provided by Square State Brewing and Teton Distributing, Wine, and Non-alcoholic beverages will be provided free of charge. Must be 21 or older to consume alcohol. Native Sun will be on site with amazing food such as Burritos, Tacos, Quesadillas, and Homemade Green Chile!

$20 Tickets are being sold ONLINE or purchased at the event. 12 years old and younger get in free!
Find out more information about Seedskadee Chapter #533 of Trout Unlimited on Facebook/Instagram @seedskadeetroutwy

For information about the film, please contact Nick Walrath at 307.532.0753 nick.walrath@tu.org or Sadie St.Clair-Valdez at 406.425.1338 seedskadeetu@gmail.com