Each year we rejoice, we revel, we take part, we give back.

It is time once again for the Big Fly Fishing Film Fest in River Falls Wisconsin. Yes this is the f3t, the big Kahuna, the big dog, the whole box of marbles. A group of us knuckleheads calling ourselves, R4F(River Falls Fly Fishing Festival), to remain anonymous and to avoid prosecution by the law, decided to pay a little forward again when it came to our favorite fishing place in the world, River Falls. Yes, I know, its a lot of F’s. The combined brain waves R4F group may be a few marbles short, and slow, and old, but we know how to step to the plate and do things different and also drink some beer. We have decided once again not only show some cool fly fishing films but give you a raffle crack at some super cool fly fishing items, give you a chance for some free stuff, let you drink beer(Rush River brewing products), eat food, tell fishing lies and support the local efforts to protect and beautify the Kinnickinnic River. Lets not forget the chance to bond with all those who give a flying fish about the Kinni’s health. Every single nickel goes to the Kinnickinnic River Land Trust and we think thats just peachy that you’re willing to help out and attend. I believe yours truly  is still the MC for this nights event and I am looking forward to meeting every one of you. Don’t expect to buy your tickets at the door, every year this thing sells out. Click the KRLT link above to buy you tickets to all events.

This is a family friendly event and this year every kid 16 years old and under will receive a free beginners fly tying vice for attending the show. There are a Ton of great prizes(listed below) once again. We thank all those who have donated from their hearts and pocket books for this event. The R4F guys will be giving out free hugs to all donators. The Riverview Ballroom on the beautiful UWRF campus will be the place to be on Friday, March 3rd at 5PM. While your at it, you should probably get a hotel room in town because there is another event on Saturday(besides fishing the Kinni of course).

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This year some of the R4F knuckleheads decided to go a bit more upscale. On Saturday, March 4th at the River Falls Golf Club The Craft Beer and Wine Pour  will bring you the finest brews and ferments from the local area. There will be music and pouring and name brands and boutique offerings and the whole kit and caboodle. All Proceeds go to the Land Trust.   This event runs from 6 to 9pm(after fishing) with VIP hour and complimentary yummy food beginning at 5pm. Go to the KRLT link above for tickets. I do not believe there will be any PBR at this event, unless I sneak it in. 

Tickets are also available for the film at Lund’s Fly Shop or on the R4F website


Seriously, the R4F knuckleheads only laid out the framework for these events. The reason they are such a giant success is because of you!!!!!! You came and supported and ate and drank and watched and volunteered and donated and believed.  You are the grass and the roots. These kind of efforts are the most rewarding because folks care. Thank you for caring.

Look at this swag and more to come……………..

Dave Norling Father and Son Bamboo Fly Rod ………Value $2,000.00

The Phoenix Restaurant-Baldwin, Wisconsin Gift Card………Value $50.0

Fleet Farm- Gift Card……….Value $25.00

Simms Fishing Products/Dry Fly Sales & R4F
Dry Creek Waterproof Backpack………..Value $170.00
Waypoint Backpack……….Value $150.00
Dry Creek Waterproof Duffle………Value $180.00
Bounty Hunter Duffle…………Value $$150

Page Family Dentistry- Sonicare Diamondclean Toothbrush……Value $220.00

Chris Miller / Terlato Wine group. extremely good wines.
Chimney Rock Wine, 6 bottles, $70 a bottle…..Value $180.00
Chimney Rock Link:  http://www.uncorked.com/catalog/product/view/id/2306/category/110/

Dave Johnson
Copper and Brass covered fish platter…….. Value $90.00
3 Days 2 Nights lodging for up to 6 people- Bear Cabin. Michigan ….Value $500.00
1993 Wisconsin Framed Trout Stamp and Print…….. Value $100.00
Stainless Steel “Ruffed Grouse Society” Growler…….Value $90.00
Yetti 65 Cooler……..Value $400.00

David Halblom
20L Roll Top Dry Bag….Value $15.00
Dan Baileys Size 8 Women’s Wading Boot……….Value $50.00

Lunds Fly Shop & Echo Fly Rod’s
Echo Dry 9’ 4wt 4 piece fly rod
Echo Ion 4/5 Reel
Rio Grand WF4F fly line
Package………………. Value $410.00

Josh Desmit Art, Lunds Fly Shop, Gabe Schubert, Josh Alters, & Brian Smolinski
Locally Tied Muskie Fly Assortment……Value $600.00
Big Fly Boat box (Desmit Artwork on Box)
Muskie Leaders & Swag

Lunds Fly Shop
8” X 25” Aluminum Snowshoes and Trek Poles……………..Value $100.00

Bob White Artwork
Print and drawing Value $250

Gray Goat Fly Fishing, Randy Nielson, Jeff Pierce
Full Day Guided trip for 2 anglers, Private Property access to lower Kinni, Stream-
Side Chef Prepared Meal ………Value $750.00

Gray Goat Fly Fishing
Antique replica cast Iron bank Golf …..Value $20.00
Fly Tying Vice, Tools and Materials …….Value $150.00

Gary Liubakka- Trout Drawing……… Value $80.00

Bill Hendrix
Handmade C&R net….Value $150

Bob Trevis
New Book Fly Fishing in Southeast Minnesota(autographed)………Value $25.00+

A-1 Archery
5/each- 20 hour shooting passes and Hunting Highlights DVD’s

Treadmill Embroidery
2-R4F logoed Zip up fleece jackets…..Value $60.00 each
2 R4F logoed beanie winter caps…Value $25.00 each

Nick Markell
Delaware 2016 Framed/Signed Trout Stamp Print…….. Value $100.00

Heimie’s Haberdashery – Custom Field Bag……………………Value $350

Don Dack – Hand made Bird/Trout knife………… Value  $150

Clifton Hollows Golf Course
Greens Fees for 4 and Carts………Value $160.00

Costa Sunglasses
Free sunglasses, your choice……….. Value $ So.cool

Belle Vines Wine
River Falls- 4 bottles of wine…….Value $25.00 each

Vista Productions
Range Finder/Binoculars……..Value $250.00

Dave “The Dean” Moore
6 hand tied steel head flies