“If I was counting smiles, I would need 80 hands!” remarked Seth Carrel after a theater full of enthusiastic anglers.
There will be even more smiles for people in Sheridan County, thanks to the kindness of anglers who, like the trout they often chase, congregated from near and far to make a run upstream to the WYO Theater where they spawned stoke for the upcoming open-water season at the Fly Fishing Film Tour’s Sheridan stop.
Nearly 400 people attended the nationally-acclaimed film tour, an event sponsored by Fly Shop of the Bighorns, Angling Destinations and Little Big Horn Trout Unlimited.
“This year was the best turn out for the Fly Fishing Film Tour yet! The excitement was there!” The local community showed up and many walked away with great prizes,” Carrel, Fly Shop of the Bighorns Assistant Manager and Guide, remarked. “We all should give a mighty round of applause for everyone who came to the film tour and supported our local nonprofits that make a huge difference to our public lands and waters.”
Because of that generosity, Fly Shop of the Bighorns and Angling Destinations were able to donate $6,213.72 to Sheridan Community Land Trust – a gift made possible with Fly Fishing Film Tour proceeds.
Though the Fly Fishing Film Tour took viewers on adventures around the globe, SCLT will invest the gift on its efforts locally in the Sheridan County community.
“Wow! It was so much fun to spend an evening with so many folks who enjoy exploring the outdoors. Because of their amazing generosity, this helpful gift from the Fly Shop of the Bighorns, Angling Destinations and Little Big Horn Trout Unlimited will ensure SCLT can continue to create more ways to explore and enjoy the outdoors, conserve local lands and ranches and preserve and tell stories of our past today so they aren’t forgotten tomorrow. We appreciate this gift greatly,” said Brad Bauer, SCLT Executive Director.
“We are thankful for the work SCLT is doing in our community. They’re making Sheridan County an even better place for our businesses and our families to live,” Clark Smyth, owner of Angling Destinations and Fly Shop of the Bighorns, explained.
To learn more about Fly Shop of the Bighorns and Angling Destinations, please visit https://www.anglingdestinations.com/.
Photo caption: With nearly 400 attending this year’s Fly Fishing Film Tour stop in Sheridan last month, Fly Shop of the Bighorns and Angling Destinations were able to make a donation to Sheridan Community Land Trust. The gift was made with proceeds from the event. Pictured (l-r): Brad Bauer, SCLT Executive Director; Seth Carrel, Fly Shop of the Bighorns Assistant Manager/ Guide; Chaz Davis, Fly Shop of the Bighorns Manager; Cole Burnham, Fly Shop of the Bighorns Owner; and Kolby Campbull, Fly Shop of the Bighorns Staff.