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Reel Time Fishing Northwest

Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

June 16, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Yellowstone Fly Fishing Documentary comes to Seattle June 21

The documentary film from award-winning filmmaker Hunter Weeks “Where The Yellowstone Goes” will have a premiere screening 7 p.m. Thursday, June 21 at the Harvard Exit Theatre.

The event is a fundraiser by American Rivers, and is presented by Trout Headwaters, Inc., that followed a 30-day drift boat fly-fishing trip last August and September on the Yellowstone River from Gardiner, Mont., to the confluence of the Missouri River at Fort Buford, N.D

The expedition covered nearly 600-miles, and is the longest undammed river in the United States, and is noted as one of the best “Blue Ribbon” trout fly-fishing rivers in the world.

Last July, an ExxonMobil pipeline running beneath the river ruptured, spilling an estimated 63,000 gallons of oil into the Yellowstone. The filming captures some of the clean-up effort less than two months after the spill.

“People are becoming more aware of how important our nation’s waterways are,” said Weeks in a news release, who will attend the screening and conduct a Q&A session afterward. “I think this film will really resonate and help people understand that they can do something. This isn’t just about fly fishing and conservation, this is a real story of life.”

The journey is led by fourth-generation Montanan and fly fishing guide Robert Hawkins.

Cost is $12 and can only be purchased online at the Landmark Theatres website. Click on Tickets, Seattle, and Harvard Exit to find the right page to purchase tickets.

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