Film Tour Hits the Road


Big waves have hit one of flyfishing film’s largest purveyors of content and distribution, as it would appear that AEG Media, creator of the “Trout Bum Diaries” film series and the Fly Fishing Film tour, is no more. But the show goes on…
“Two partners and I bought the Flyfishing Film Tour from owners Terry Wolvert and Jim Crystal, ensuring tat the tour will go on,” said Tom Bie, editor and publisher of The Drake.
According to Bie, the Tour is now called The Drake Flyfishing Film Tour and will be a partnership effort led by himself, Doug Powell and Chris Kieg. Powell and Kieg are both anglers and have experience working with Warren Miller Entertainment.
The Tour kicked off in February and will include over 80 stops. The new owners are taking a fresh new view and approach to the tour that includes profit sharing with the filmmakers, but for the most part, are downplaying the change in ownership.
“The average fly fishing film tour attendee doesn’t give a damn who owns the tour, he’s just looking for an excuse to get out of the house on a cold weeknight in March,” concluded Bie. “And we aim to give it to him.”
The Fly Fishing Film Tour includes short films from Felt Soul Media, Beattie Outdoor Productions, Confluence Films, Rollcast Productions, World Angling, Skinny Fist Productions, and more. This year’s lineup of films offers a truly global experience, showcasing footage shot in Papua New Guinea, Russia, New Zealand, Belize, India, as well as domestic waters from California and Colorado to Southern Louisiana and the Florida Keys.
To buy tickets, see the latest schedule, or watch trailers of the films, visit


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