Two Utah State University graduates have films in this years International Fly Fishing Film Festival.
LOGAN – The Fly Fishing Film Festival will be in Logan on Thursday, Jan. 30 at the Utah Theater located at 18 W. Center.
Tyler Coleman, President of Utah State University’s Back Country Hunters and Anglers, organized the event.
This is his second year hosting the Film Festival, he said. “We had a big turnout last year. We had about 244 people and we expect more this year.”
“We went to one of these festivals in Ogden and I asked about holding one in Logan,” he added. “I reached out to Back Country and they were supportive so we started hosting it.”
Coleman is a Fisheries major at USU and works with a native trout non-profit doing native trout conservation work and is a fly fishing guide on the Provo and Weber rivers. He also is a husband and father.
“Fly fishing is more of an art than most people think,” he said. “You are relying more on the fooling the fish.”
He said it takes artistic ability and careful presentation to catch fish.
“We will have Back Country merchandise and memberships for sale door prizes and drawings from people who support the event,” Coleman said.
It is both family and kid friendly.
Two former Aggies will be showing films this year: Phil Tuttle, an aquatics biologist who works for Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, and Gilbert Rowley, a fly fishing extraordinaire.
“Phil won the film competition three years in a row and didn’t enter last year,” he said. “Both have entered films in this year.”
The International Fly Fishing Film Festival consists of short and feature length films produced by professional filmmakers from all corners of the globe, showcasing the passion, lifestyle and culture of fly fishing.
All of the funds that are raised will be used for projects on public lands give back to the community.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m., showing the films will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the evening is expected to end about 9:30 p.m. General admission: $15 BHA members: $10 Students/Veterans: $10 Children: $5.