Rangeley Hosts Virtual, Live Fly Fishing Festival

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RANGELEY – The International Fly Fishing Film Festival, both virtual and live at Rangeley Lakes on Saturday, August 6, presents nine shorts and features from around the world showcasing the passion, lifestyle and international fly fishing culture.

The event is organized by the Rangeley Lakes Region Historical Society/Outdoor Heritage Museum and sponsored by Oxbow Brewery.

The live screening takes place at the Rangeley Lakeside Theatre, 2493 Main Street, while the virtual presentation can be reached at https://watch.eventive.org/if4us/play/62697057ce7be500dfde9872.

Theater doors will open at 7 p.m., with live and virtual screenings beginning at 7:30 p.m. General admission for the live or virtual event is $15 in advance or $20 on the day of the representation. Once logged in, access to the virtual screening of the film will be granted for seven days. All proceeds will go to the Outdoor Heritage Museum.

Tickets are available at the outdoor heritage museum in Oquossoc.

In addition to the movies, there will be fly fishing product giveaways, a raffle and a silent auction. Beer, wine and Oxbow snacks will be available at the concession stand.

One entrant will be selected to win the 2022 Grand Prize Draw consisting of fly fishing equipment provided by the sponsors of the International Fly Fishing Film Festival and valued at thousands of dollars.

For more information about this screening, contact the host at [email protected]

Among the films screened are:

  • Caddis magic. A film of hope that the insects hatch and the trout rise towards them;
  • Farquhar, by Fly Fishing Nation. For the first time in over a year, a fishing community is visiting Farquhar Atoll, one of Seychelles’ most remote outer islands in the middle of the Indian Ocean;
  • In the West. Smallmouth bass on molded flyrod poppers by Brian O’Keefe;
  • Start Maya. Ascension Bay in the Mexican Yucatan in search of bonefish, permit, snook and tarpon;
  • A season in the South. Isolated rivers in different parts of New Zealand’s South Island;
  • Flat. 2021 Stimmies Anglers Choice winner exploring Australia’s Pacific and Indian Ocean saltwater plains; and
  • In blue. A trip to the salt flats of Far North Queensland, Australia, wading and wandering the flats.

Other films include A Fly-fishing Refugee, the story of an early 1980s Polish dissident yearning for wild rivers; and Home Waters, a look at British Columbia’s trophy trout.

For more information and movie trailers, visit [email protected]

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