Attend the 2019 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 fourth 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 16th, 2019 at the Anne Simley Theater at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN.

Check out below for official contest rules, how to enter and 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!


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 16th, 2019 at the Great Waters Fly Fishing Expo.


2018 Film Prizes

  • 1st Place: Sage Pulse 386-4 Rod and Sage Click Series LIME 3/4/5 Reel
  • 2nd Place: Redington Sonic-Pro Waders and Prowler Boots
  • 3rd Place: Fishpond Gear Package

Entrants of films and videos to be included in the screening will be notified prior to the event.  You do not need to attend the event to submit or to win.


To have your video considered, send a YouTube or Vimeo link of it to by Friday, March 1st, 2019. Include your phone number with submission.

  • Must be 2-7 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 to the 2018 Event and Prize Sponsors