Help your local waters by coming to the Fly Fishing Film Tour at the WYO Theater on Saturday, February 26.

Sponsored locally by Angling Destinations, Fly Shop of the Big Horns and Little Big Horn Trout Unlimited, the 2022 Fly Fishing Film Tour is a top-notch selection of films that are sure to get anglers excited to chase tails in the season ahead.

This year’s lineup features locations including Costa Rica, Maryland, Belize, Louisiana, Alabama, Australia, Colombia and beyond. You can expect to see the incredible energy of a cicada hatch in action, follow a legendary spearfisherman across the endless atolls of Belize, watch as a mother passes her passion for fishing down to the next generation, and explore the history of one of the most legendary tarpon fisheries in the world at Casa Mar.

“In 2012, I watched the Fly Fishing Film Tour for the first time in Bozeman, Mont. People were hooping and howling all through the show. I couldn’t believe the excitement in the atmosphere,”
remarked Seth Carrel, Fly Shop of the bighorns Assistant Manager and Guide. “At the time I was deciding to pursue a degree in either Fish or Wildlife and I will confidently say that this film helped me go in the direction of fisheries and I haven’t looked back since!”

While the films take viewers around the globe, the tour’s organizers are focused on creating a local connection as proceeds will be donated to the Sheridan Community Land Trust.

“Our fly shop and guide services are local businesses that serve our community and employ people who call our community home. We chose to donate proceeds from the Fly Fishing Film Tour to Sheridan Community Land Trust because we appreciate the work SCLT is doing in our local waters, the great trails they’re building throughout the county and the stories they’re telling about our local history. They’re making Sheridan County an even better place for our businesses and our families to live,” Clark Smyth, owner of Angling Destination and Fly Shop of the Bighorns, explained.

“With the Winter Rodeo cancelled due to a lack of snow, drought resilience is as important as ever. That’s why SCLT is hosting a Big Sky Watershed Corps member who will create a community-driven approach that helps Sheridan County better weather drought on the ranch, around the homestead and in the house,” remarked Brad Bauer, SCLT Executive Director.

There will be plenty of great raffle items and door prizes. Raffles include a guided fishing trip with Rock Creek Anglers, a rod and reel combo from Orvis, and a Patagonia sling pack along with door prizes from Simms, Yeti, Costa and more.

The Fly Fishing Film Tour will be held on Saturday, Feb. 26 at the WYO Theater in Sheridan. Doors open at 5 p.m. Films begin at 5:45 p.m. Tickets: $15 advance, $20 at the door. Tickets are available for purchase at Fly Shop of the Bighorns and the WYO Theater.