Fishing film festival coming to Missoula baseball stadium

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Rock Creek provides beauty — and productive water — for fly fishermen.

Kurt Wilson, Missoulian file photo David Erickson

With trout on Montana’s rivers struggling to survive because of a record-breaking heat stretch, films about fly fishing might be a great alternative for angling addicts who don’t want to engage in the sport right now.

The eighth annual Montana Fish Film Festival is scheduled for Saturday, July 24 at the local baseball stadium, Ogren Park at Allegiance Field in Missoula.

As usual, the festival will focus on sustainable practices, conservation and fishing in one’s local waters.

“Before you know it, it’ll be a decade old, which is pretty crazy,” said festival organizer Matt Devlin. “We’re a part of the community at this point. I want to do everything I can to ensure future generations can have fly fishing opportunities in the greater Missoula area and in Montana.”

A portion of the proceeds from raffle tickets sold for prizes will go to the WestSlope Chapter of Trout Unlimited, a local nonprofit that works on

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