Attend the 2018 Fly Fishing Film and Video Showcase

A brand new aspect of the 2016 Expo was our Fly Fishing Film and Video Showcase. This will be our third year screening  local film submissions from across the Midwest and offering rousing prizes to talented recipients during a fun evening event. This will take  place on the Saturday evening of the expo and will be held March 17th, 2018 at the Anne Simley Theater at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN.

Check out below for official contest rules, how to enter and a list of last year’s prizes.

Have a video of a fly fishing adventure?

Use the guidelines below when shooting video this year on the water and enter your video for the 2018 contest!

Content

We are seeking short films and videos that showcase fly fishing in the upper Midwest. Share your experiences of connecting with the water, hooking the big one, or that day when all the fish were rising. We encourage entries that display creativity, adventure, exploration and wise resource use.  Selected films and videos will be screened during an evening event on Saturday, March 17th, 2018 at the Great Waters Fly Fishing Expo.

Prizes

Our 2018 Prizes have not yet been announced, but check out last year’s prizes for a taste of what will be offered.

  • New Sage X fly rod and Gear Package
  • Top Redington Sonic Pro Waders
  • Fishpond Westwater Fly Fishing Duffel
  • Snow Peak camp stove kit courtesy of Mend Provisions

Entrants of films and videos to be included in the screening will be notified prior to the event. Tickets to the showcase are currently for sale here. You do not need to attend the event to submit or to win.

Submissions

To have your video considered, send a YouTube or Vimeo link of it to blnotbohm@hotmail.com by Thursday, March 1st, 2018. Include your phone number with submission.

  • Must be 2-6 minutes long
  • Must portray fly fishing in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Michigan, Ontario and/or Wisconsin
  • Any species of fish may be included
  • Must contain no copyrighted material without permission
  • Must be edited (no uncut video) and have a sound track
  • No still photos
Special Thanks for 2017 Donations