We are excited to announce the 2018 R4F(River Falls Fly Fishing Festival). BOOM!!!! Mark you calendars for Friday, March 9th for an evening of fun, food, prizes, auctions, crazy good fly fishing films and community. In an effort to keep the fish fresh this year we will be showing films from the highly acclaimed International Fly Fishing Film Festival. Yes, this is the IF4 not the f3t. Believe it or not there are two great selections of films that have taken the fly fishing world by storm. Between the two sets of films and the name of our group(R4F) there are more F’s than you can shake a stick at. The IF4 has gained great popularity in the last two years with its film selections and we thought you might like to see it this year. In addition, The f3t films(the other set of films) will be shown in Minneapolis on the following night on their annual tour stop.

In 2014 the R4F raised $2,500.00,  2015- $12,000.00,  2016- $16,000.00,  2017- $21,275.00 for a total of over $51,000.00. Those funds have gone directly gone directly to The Kinnickinnic River Land Trust to help protect the health and beauty of this awesome resource. It also brought you the live camera feed of  river conditions 24 hours 7 days a week on the USGS site.

This year R4F, The Land Trust and Obsessed Artist/Trout Bum Josh DeSmit have teamed up to bring you the incredible image pictured above. This image has been emblazoned on 75 stainless steel, dual walled, 20 oz. travel mugs. Those who procure this Limited Edition, Commemorative Mug will also have the opportunity to have it signed by the artist at the event. Mugs are free to those who become new members of the Land Trust at the $100.00 level or purchased outright by existing members for $50.00. A bargain either way, and a great way to support a great organization.

As usual the Fly Fishing Community, A bunch of Awesome Sponsors and numerous Local Businesses have joined once again to support this event with prizes and fanfare. Artist Bob White will paint at the event. Dave Norling Fine Cane Rods has donated another $1200.00 bamboo rod. There will be a Canoe, Stained Glass Trout, Guided Trips and Fly Tiers. My friend and former UWRF Professor Clark Garry will be there with his new book about the Kinni. There will be rods and reels and some of the coolest new flies. There will be bucket raffles and giveaways and fly fishing stuff and BEER. There will also be a ship ton of other prizes. Word has it there will even be a goat.

So make your reservations at Country Inn River Falls for a special 20% off room rate called the Fly Fishing Film Special. Stow your gear in your room and slide over to the University Center for the films. Doors open at 5 pm. Plan on fishing your face off on Saturday.

Tickets, like every year,,,, are almost gone.
Miss this one and your milk toast.