I made it to my first Fly Fishing Film Tour tonight. I even brought the wife, who “liked it.”
One of the highlights was Hit’em Again Doc. Honestly, it is a fantastic story and guide Pete Wood gets my vote for guide of the century. Touching.
It was fun. As I looked around at all the fishy people I thought “these are my people.” Older people, as it turns out. A glance around the room and it is easy to see the challenge facing the industry. A lot of older guys and a few younger ones, but the math doesn’t look good. I guess we just have to bank, for the meantime, on fly fishing being something so many seem to discover or turn to post-retirement (or at least later in their angling lives).
The films were good. Short, sweet and kind of awesome. I had expected to see Enough is Enough, a film about the McCloud, one of my home waters, but there was a glitch that kept that movie from being shown. A link to the movie will be sent to those at the show so they can see that movie, particularly relevant for this audience. I hope folks watch it.
I had a great time.
Check out the schedule and go!