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Trout Unlimited Hosts Fly Fishing Film Festival | People

The arrival of spring, when the rivers and lakes come alive, signals the start of another fishing season in the Yellowstone region. To spur some excitement for the upcoming season, the East Yellowstone chapter of Trout Unlimited is hosting the International Fly Fishing Film Festival here in Cody.

IF4™ is the world’s premier fly fishing cinematic event, featuring films produced by professional filmmakers from around the world and showcasing the passion, lifestyle and culture of fly fishing. Created by fly fisherman for fly fisherman, it is the gathering place for the fly fishing community and a celebration of friendship, fly fishing stories and conservation. A preview of the films is available at flyfilmfest.com/films/.

Kathy Crofts, TU Local Chapter President, said: “The film festival provides an opportunity for local anglers to come together to enjoy award-winning films from around the world. Additionally, any proceeds from the film will be invested in local cold water conservation efforts.

Films from the festival will screen at the Bighorn Cinema on Tuesday, with doors opening at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students and can be purchased at North Fork Anglers, Wyoming Trout Guides or at the door. If you prefer to watch the films at home, online tickets for virtual screenings are available at flyfilmfest.com.

Cody Craft Brewing will be serving a local IPA and raffle tickets will be available for fly fishing gear, fly rods and a TU-sponsored fishing trip.

For more information, contact Kathy Crofts at (307) 921-8591 or Larry Timchak at (406) 250-7473.