"I honestly don't know why I fish. Or, rather, I fish in order to save my life; I just don't know why it saves my life." -- John Gierach
5. The Crowd: Over the past couple of years, the Fly Fishing Film Tour has brought together 300 - 400 anglers from around the Pikes Peak region. It’s a great evening of film, food, beer, and raffles for a good cause! Think of it as going to the movies with a bunch, a whole bunch, of your friends.
4. The Raffle: From the speed raffle for gear to the raffled guide trips to the float trips to destination trips to Alaska, this is fast-paced action to get some cool swag and more!
3. The Films: OK, the films are the focus of the evening. We get a great mix of films that reveal bucket-list destinations, the friendships and camaraderie of fly fishing, the solitude and reflective nature of the sport, and just great filmmaking. This year’s line-up is equally impressive. Watch the trailers here.
2. The Stories: Larry Fivecoats' story is captured in his film called "Breaking Through: The Story of Larry Fivecoats." Two years ago, Larry Fivecoats, a veteran of the Vietnam War and currently the co-lead for Denver's Project Healing Waters, movingly stated what Project Healing Waters has meant to him:
"It does make us better people. Better husbands. Better fathers. Better brothers. It's all part of coming home, all the way. For some of us, it just takes a little longer."
We are lucky to hear the stories of some of the veterans supported by Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing.
And, the #1 reason to attend the Fly Fishing Film Tour --
The Cause: The primary purpose of the evening is to support Project Healing Waters. During the evening, we raise between $15,000 - $18,000 for the local chapter of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing. The Colorado Springs chapter is reported to be the most active of the 160 chapters in the U.S. So what opportunities will the money support? The funds raised will go toward 40-plus trips planned for veterans this season and toward rod-building and fly tying classes.
DATE: February 4, 2017
TIME: Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Films start at 6:30 p.m.
PLACE: Stargazer Theatre and Event Center. 10 South Parkside Drive. Colorado Springs, CO.
EVENT ACTIVITIES: Live guide auction, raffle, film presentations, cash bar (beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks), and food.
TICKETS: Pick up tickets at Angler’s Covey or at Royal Gorge Anglers for $12.00. You can buy them online here ($15.00). You may also buy them at the door.
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