Like a school of spawning trout, outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds swam fin to fin into Sheridan’s WYO Theater in early February for the Fly Fishing Film Tour. This year, attendees filled the theater’s redds, scooping up a record-setting 479 tickets for a complete sell-out! The event, hosted by Fly Shop of the Bighorns, raised funds for the Sheridan Community Land Trust.

“What a fantastic night! We’re thankful for everyone who joined us,” remarked Dakota Webb of Fly Shop of the Bighorns. “Importantly, our community came out to support SCLT and all the conservation, recreation, and historic preservation work they do locally.”

The evening raised $8,564.51.

“We’re incredibly thankful for the generosity of our community, everyone at Fly Shop of the Bighorns for choosing to support SCLT, the WYO Theater staff for their help making the event run smoothly, and the businesses that contributed raffle prizes that attendees loved,” said SCLT Executive Director Brad Bauer. SCLT connects people to nature, the outdoors, land, and history. A theater full of people demonstrates how much that mission resonates with Sheridan County.”

Bauer and the Fly Shop of the Bighorns thanked Seth Carrell and Spear-O-Wigwam, Rocky Mountain Discount Sports, Sheridan Bicycle Co., WYLD Adventures, and The Spot Stop for contributing outdoor recreation equipment to the fundraiser’s raffle.


Photo cutline: The Fly Shop of the Bighorns recently donated $8,564.51 to Sheridan Community Land Trust. The gift came from money attendees raised through tickets and raffle purchases during the Fly Fishing Film Tour, which played to a sold-out audience at the WYO Theater in February. Pictured (l-r): Brad Bauer, Sheridan Community Land Trust Executive Director; Chaz Davis, Koby Campbell, Dakota Webb, and Jack Schoeb, Fly Shop of the Bighorns.