The 2021 Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T) kicked off this week with the release of its compilation “stoke reel,” online ticket sales, and more. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the iconic, nationwide fly fishing film festival. F3T 2021 will be screening its slate of a 12 feature films and 7 shorts virtually, beginning on March 10 and ending on April 4.
The 2021 tour features films from a surprisingly diverse array of destinations and fisheries. As is the norm, films from far away, remote and exotic venues help fuel the lineup. The stories told by this year’s films circle the globe, exploring destinations such as French Polynesia, Eastern Russia, the Guyana rainforest, the flats of French Polynesia, British Columbia, and the Bahamas.
But this year’s tour includes remarkably comprehensive coverage of domestic locales as well, with virtually every major target species in the United States represented in this year’s ranks. Destinations include Utah’s Flaming Gorge, the trout waters of Wisconsin, the striped bass waters of the eastern seaboard, Montana, Florida’s tarpon flats, Chesapeake Bay, and more.
Bimini bonefish guide Ansil Saunders recounts his friendship with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the film Mighty Waters (photo: Cold Collective).
The highlight of this year’s tour may be the film Mighty Waters, which details the relationship between renowned Bahamas bonefish guide Ansil Saunders and civil and human rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The film offers a poignant exploration of the somewhat unexpected friendship between the pair and provides a small window on King’s final days. King was aboard Saunder’s boat, where he penned his famous and final speech, his “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” address, just four days before his assassination in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4.
Individual tickets for F3T 2021 start at $20, with upgraded access plans available that offer a bevy of bonus content and add-ons — including the full 47-flick Warren Miller film library dating back to 1961, magazine subscriptions, travel discounts, and other perks.
Check out this year’s stoke reel above. For tickets to this year’s tour, trailers of the films on the 2021 Fly Fishing Film Tour, and more information, head to flyfilmtour.com.