THE White River and Cotter’s historic Rainbow Bridge will be centerstage for the first Fly Fishing Film tour showing in Trout Capital USA, “F3T Under The Bridge“.
Dally’s Ozark Fly Fisher is proud to play a major role in bringing the F3T Under the Bridge event to the natural amphitheater of Big Spring Park, on the evening of June 19. Local vendors, fly fishing organizations and the spectacular views over the White to a sunset in the west will act as a prelude to the 2021 F3T show.
The 12 short fly fishing films will be screened onto the eastern-most pylon of the bridge (as per the artist’s rendition above) to act as the screen. Rainbow Bridge movie showings are the idea of Cotter-Gassville Chamber of Commerce president Jason Nazarenko, who proved the idea could work last summer screening classic movies.
Entry will be by ticket only @$15 per head. Tickets can be purchased online here or will be available locally at Dally’s Ozark Fly Fisher in Cotter and other local venues from this weekend.
Gates open 7.45pm for a reception with local vendors and screening starts 8.45 pm. Guests are encourage to bring a chair or blanket.
The Under The Bridge evening will co-incide with the running of the third Dally’s All Species Odyssey on June 19 and 20. where two person teams compete for $5000 in prizes and giveaways to catch as many Ozark fly rod species as possible
Read the rest of the F3T Under the Bridge Press Release here
“F3T UNDER THE BRIDGE”
Fly Fishing Film Tour comes to Cotter June 19.
Cotter 5-12-21 — The Cotter-Gassville Chamber of Commerce and Dally’s Ozark Fly Fisher have unveiled the most unique stop for the Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T) anywhere, screening the tour showing on Cotter’s Historic Rainbow Bridge, Saturday June 19.
The Eastern Pylon of the nationally known landmark will become the screen for the night with hundreds of fly fishers and friends watching from the natural amphitheater of Big Spring Park under the bridge across the White River.
Cotter-Gassville Chamber president Jason Nazarenko said the event would have a uniquely Cotter flavor.
“What could be more Cotter than sitting under the bridge to watch an evening of entertaining fly-fishing videos on the banks of the White River itself.
“Cotter is known as Trout Capital USA and F3T Under The Bridge will continue to build on our national reputation as a must visit trout fishing destination not just a great fishing river.
Mr. Nazarenko worked closely with the Arkansas Dept. of Health last year to help the Chamber preview the venue in 2020, screening family classics on the bridge on summer evenings to appreciative, socially distanced audiences. These movies in the park will continue again this year for the community as well.
The F3T has been showing a festival of short fly fishing films to passionate audiences across the US for the past 15 years, running its own screenings and joining with local partners in selected locations.
Dally’s Ozark Fly Fisher manager Steve Dally said he had been looking for a venue locally for a decade, but Mr Nazarenko’s initiative last year opened the door for a tremendous opportunity.
“This is truly going to be a spectacular evening. Under The Bridge is such a unique venue, it is going to capture the imagination of the fly fishing community across the US. Like Dally’s Streamer Lovefest in January, Under The Bridge is going to give the City another event as iconic to the community as the fishery itself.
‘We need events like this to build on our reputation as a bucket list destination for fly fishers, as we are growing our reputation for travelling trout fishers and the infrastructure to host them.”
The event is being sponsored by Dally’s Ozark Fly Fisher and Potter Block Properties.
Gates open 7.45pm for a reception with local vendors and screening starts 8.45 pm