Monday, December 30, 2019

Film festivals coming to Louisiana in 2020

The 14th annual Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T) features short films from across the nation and globe, fresh and salt, with anglers young and old, experiencing the passion of our favorite sport.

The 10th annual International Fly Fishing Film Festival (IF4) consists of short films produced by professional filmmakers from across the globe, showcasing the passion, lifestyle and culture of fly fishing.

The F3T and IF4 film tours will make three (3) stops in Louisiana this Spring.
- Pack & Paddle in Lafayette will host the F3T on Saturday, February 1st. 
- Orvis in Baton Rouge will host the IF4 on Friday evening, March 6th.  
- Orvis will also host the F3T on Saturday, May 16th. 
Tickets for all these events are limited, and in recent years, have sold out in advance.

Pack and Paddle will hold the F3T in conjunction with one of their "Fly Fishing Hangouts".  Starting at 3:00pm, there will be fly tying, casting games and an "Iron Fly Competition" for ticket holders. Also, snacks, beer and soft drinks are complimentary. Film starts between 5:00pm and 5:30pm. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at their store on 601 East Pinhook, or online through their website.  For complete details, go to

Orvis will host the IF4 at their store on 7501 Bluebonnet Blvd in Baton Rouge at 6:00pm. Prior to the film, there will be complimentary snacks, beer  and soft drinks. Exhibitors and demonstration fly tying as well. Drawings for prizes during the film as well. Tickets are $15. Proceeds will go to benefit the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana. For more details, or tickets, call the store at 225-757-7286.

More details on the Orvis hosting of the F3T in May will be made available at a later date.