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A Reel Good Time: Puffin Drinkwear Joins 2023 Fly Fishing Film Tour

This year, F3T is offering much more than just incredible fly-fishing films – you'll also get the opportunity to sport a Puffin Drinkwear Adventurer Vest on your favorite drink at the show.

A Reel Good Time: Puffin Drinkwear Joins 2023 Fly Fishing Film Tour

Puffin Drinkwear will be selling their Adventurer beverage vests throughout the national Fly Fishing Film Tour. (Photo courtesy of Puffin Drinkwear / F3T)

Attendees of this year’s Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T) are in for a treat–they will not only watch some of the greatest fly-fishing films from around the globe but also have the opportunity to get a fun Adventure Vest from Puffin Drinkwear so their drink can participate in the fly-fishing festivities as well.

F3T is an annual traveling roadshow, and in 2023, Puffin Drinkwear, the Oregon-based personality-infused apparel line for your drink to wear, will join the tour as a national partner. The event brings inspiring and adventure-packed angling stories from passionate anglers and cinematographers to the big screen in more than 150 locations.

In addition to the films, F3T aims to create community, inspire, encourage and support conservation efforts worldwide. Each event is complete with a live emcee, raffle and door prizes from premium sponsors, local fly shops and more. Plus, throughout the tour, Puffin Drinkwear will be selling their Adventurer Vests, so your drink can join in on all the fun!

Click here to see outdoorsy Puffin Drinkwear that is perfect for fly anglers.

Attend the 2023 Fly Fishing Film Tour to feed your fly-fishing addition and add style and personality to your favorite cold drink. The event is sure to be a high-energy and fun experience for anglers and adventurers alike. Go for the action, stay for the camaraderie, and help raise money for the conservation of the waters you love. Get ready to kick back, drink a beer (or your beverage of choice) dressed in a fun adventure vest, and get excited to cheer for the latest and greatest films in fly fishing.

Featured Films at F3T 2013

Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T) artwork
(Photo courtesy of F3T Fly Fishing Film Tour 2013)

Cape York

(An Aussie Fly Fisher Production, Filmed & Edited by Kane Chenoweth)

Red dirt roads, untouched flats, and remote river systems, Cape York is an iconic part of Northern Australia. Home to the endemic ‘Anak Permit’ and hard-fighting Barramundi, Cape York offers some of the best, most diverse saltwater fly fishing in the world. Join us on the adventure as American angler, Dave McCoy, joins Aussie Fly Fisher, Joshua Hutchins in the wilds of Australia. Special thanks to Tourism Australia GFOaA, YETI, and Costa Sunglasses for their partnership on this film.

The Belt Buckle

(Directed by Elsa Caruso & Cale Berry; Produced by FOSH)

The Belt Buckle is an epic western-inspired tale that follows four friends and their pursuit of ultimate fly fishing glory. For just over a century, an exclusive fly fishing competition has been held each and every season.

Whoever catches the biggest fish that year goes home with the elusive Belt Buckle, a family heirloom that dates back to 1922. It has been passed down the Berry family line, now belonging to two brothers Cale and Riley, who have continued the tradition, bringing in their closest friends and fishing buddies to compete in this momentous event. So, sit back, buckle up and enjoy the drama, comedy, and excellent fishing this wild tale has to offer.




Sabalo

(Directed by Helmut Zaderer; Produced by Flyfish Adventures and Black Fly Eyes Media)

There are several reasons why the Austrian fisherman Helmut Zaderer comes back to Cuba every year. He has been fishing in salt water for many years in the best places in the world but Jardines de la Reina – a protected marine park without commercial fisheries at the Cuban Caribbean East Coast – is one of his favorite places to fish. There are few spots like this anymore – no boats, ships and tourists – untouched nature, healthy corals and lots of fish instead.

In May 2022 Helmut went there with his videographer Vaidas Uselis especially for creating this unique film about Tarpon fishing. In Jardines de la Reina there are usually big schools of these fascinating upto 100 pound powerful fish on the flats. In SABALO – that’s how the Cubans call the Tarpons – you’ll see how fascinating flyfishing in this great area can be.

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Steves Red

(Directed by Ben Meadows; Produced by Dorsal Outdoors)

Steve is an all-around Southern fly angler. He’s caught everything on the fly: smallies, largemouths, sunfish, and even gar. But one fish eludes him— the crown of Southern saltwater— redfish.

The plan is simple: head down to an overwater camp deep in the Louisiana bayou and notch a thick piece of copper glory. But, as the BlueLine FlyCo guys are known for … shenanigans ensue.

The Holy Well

(Directed by Ben Meadows; Produced by Dorsal Outdoors)

For 15 years, a group of friends have battled budgets, bad timing, and bad luck. From weathering hurricanes to being marooned on an uninhabited island, they’ve seen it all. Well, except for good fishing. This year, they’ve joined forces with a sage of flats fishing, Nick Denbow, who just might have the key to unlock their fishing misery. All signs point to the “Holy Well.”

Bleed Water

(Directed by Chris Kitchen; Produced by KGB Productions)

In a sleepy corner of New England where most rivers have been forgotten due to industrial era damage, Dan and Tom Harrison have spent over a decade changing the perception of the North East for anglers all over the country. What were once thought of as uninhabitable rivers are now being recognized as some of the best fisheries east of the Mississippi. Armed with western guiding skills and flatbeds with winches and rafts, the brothers starting dropping into any blue line they could find.

New England is a part of them, and the waters flow through their veins. Their near manic obsession with finding the next great river has taken them over the sides of guardrails and even down a waterfall or two. That unwavering commitment to throw a raft into anything that looks fishable has turned into a cornerstone in their region, unlocking epic fisheries all of New England’s guiding community.

Wading for Change

(Directed by Sofía Jaramillo and Jr. Rodriguez; Produced by Faith E. Briggs)

For conservationist and angler Jr Rodriguez to become “like the pictures he saw in magazines,” he had to leave behind what he loved the most. By juxtaposing Jr’s origins in Houston, Texas, and his current home in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, we share his journey of learning to love the outdoors and what it can be like to participate in outdoor sports in Western mountain towns as a person of color.

4 of a Kind

(Produced by Costa Films and Livit Films)

Fly fishing has brought Oliver White and Jako Lucas to the farthest reaches of the globe in search of countless species, uncharted waterways and adventure. The abundance of stamps in their passports may only be surpassed by that of the stories they’ve collected along the way; tales of triumph, connections and, sometimes, misadventure.

To some, it may seem that Oliver and Jako have ‘done it all’. This film debunks that notion, chronicling their quest to do something neither has yet to accomplish: complete the permit slam. Having both caught three of the four widely known species of permit to date, “4 of a Kind” follows these two friends as they travel to Oman in pursuit of the Africanus, their fourth and final permit species.

With its arid desert climate and dramatic rock faces, Oman’s coastline abruptly meets the turquoise, turbulent waters of the Arabian Sea, home to this elusive saltwater species. A relatively unknown challenge for most fly anglers, the Africanus and its unique environment plays with a stacked deck against this seasoned duo. Watch Oliver and Jako play their hand to see whether or not they have what it takes to hit “4 of a Kind.”

Cache of Gold 

(A Fly Fish Journal Film; Filmed and edited by Liam Gallagher; Supported by Sage)

Follow Seth Blackamore as he takes a few new friends high into the Eastern Sierra Nevada in search of Golden Trout. Blackamore has been exploring these mountains and lakes for almost a decade and this adventure proved to be the wildest one yet. With help from a local pack outfit, Blackamore loads the crew up on mules to journey up to 12,000 feet to set up a basecamp for the late-summer adventure.

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To learn more about the 2023 Fly Fishing Film Tour, visit: flyfilmtour.com

Outdoorsy Puffin Drinkwear Perfect for Fly Anglers

Puffin Drinkwear offers a fun and stylish solution for your beverage needs. Featuring a premium insulated liner and waterproof zipper, the accessory ensures your favorite cold drink stays cold and your hands stay sweat-free. A rubberized base on the bottom also provides more stability than the average can or bottle cooler, making it easy to set your fashionably-dressed beverage down in between casts.

The Puffy Colorado drink apparel
The Puffy Colorado (Photo courtesy of Puffin Drinkwear)

THE PUFFY COLORADO

Customized for those of us that love Colorado, this beverage jacket secures your drink with two layers of thermal insulation to keep your can cold and hands dry. The Puffy Colorado is intended for 12-ounce canned beverages but can also hold bottles.

The Puffy in Black (left) and the OG in Sailor Blue & Puffin Red (right)
The Puffy in Black (left) and the OG in Sailor Blue & Puffin Red (right) (Photo courtesy of Puffin Drinkwear)

THE PUFFY

Just like the Colorado version, The Puffy is all about keeping your drink cold and looking good while doing it. With a wide range of colors to select from, you and your beverage may even discover a matching combo.

Available colors: Puffin Red & Woodsy Camo, Honey Brown & Taco Tan, Olive Green & Sailor Blue, Lavender, Varsity Blue, Black

THE OG

Once upon a time, a man in Oregon was sitting by a campfire, holding a warm beer. His friend handed him a piece of an old sleeping bag to wrap around his bottle. This gave the man an idea: what if his beer bottle had its own sleeping bag? Thus, the OG Puffin was born and cold drink enthusiasts all over celebrated.

Available colors: Sailor Blue & Puffin Red, Puffin Red & Crater Blue

Adventurer in Pewter (left) and the Puffy Vest in Honey Brown & Taco Tan (right)
The Adventurer in Pewter (left) and the Puffy Vest in Honey Brown & Taco Tan (right) (Photo courtesy of Puffin Drinkwear)

THE ADVENTURER

This adventurous Puffin Drinkwear is ready for all of the things. No matter where your fly-fishing adventures take you, nothing can keep this beverage apparel from maintaining your beverage’s chill. Get your own Adventurer Vest at this year’s Fly Fishing Film Tour!

Available colors: Seafoam, Powder Blue, Pewter, Woodsy Camo

THE PUFFY VEST

The Puffy Vest is the perfect beverage accessory to use when your can’s imaginary arms need some ventilation, but you also want your drink to stay cold from the shoulders down.

Available colors: Puffin Red & Woodsy Camo, Honey Brown & Taco Tan, Olive Green & Sailor Blue, Lavender, Varsity Blue, Black

To see more of the Puffin family, visit: puffindrinkwear.com

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