2016 IF4 Film and Spokane River Benefit

Sean Visintainer - 03/03/16

International Fly Fishing Film Festival - IF4, Spokane Washington.

Working towards a healthier Redband population.

We are proud to announce on April 1st will be our 3rd Annual International Fly Fishing Film Festival and Spokane River Benefit. For the past three years we have partnered with Spokane Falls Trout Unlimited to work towards creating a healthier and more accessible Spokane River for everyone to enjoy. The 2014 Event raised money towards a habitat study near the Starr Rd on the upper Spokane, and the 2015 Event with the Spokane River Forum helped complete funding needed for a boat slide at the Island's Trailhead near Plante's Ferry. For our 2016 Spokane River Benefit we have identified a study that needs to be done on Hangman Creek on the lower Spokane River.

Hangman Creek once used to be a major spawning ground for salmon, steelhead, and Redband trout, but over the course of the years (and numerous dams) is no longer an ideal place for fish to inhabit or spawn. The study that will be conducted with the 2016 Benefit funds will be to implement fish tracking arrays near the mouth of Hangman Creek to determine whether or not Redbands are currently migrating into the creek for spawning. This information is very important in determining usage of a once vital piece of the Spokane River system. With this information stream restoration will be This information will also be valuable for the re-introduction of salmon / steelhead into the Spokane, a very large scale project currently underway by the UCUT Tribe Organization and numerous other agencies.

As with the past, we have reserved the Bing Crosby Theater in downtown Spokane to host our annual Benefit and Film event. In addition to the IF4 Films we have many great prizes from top fly fishing brands such as RL Winston Rods, Simms, Galvan Reels, Lamson Reels, Patagonia, and more.

Please come out April 1st to show your support for the Spokane River and it's native Redband trout!

Spokane River Redband Trout.
Photo by Michael Visintainer

Study to determine Spokane River Redband Trout use of Hangman Creek.

Study to determine Spokane River Redband Trout use of Hangman Creek.

  • Date - Friday - April 1st, 2016
  • Time - Doors open 5:00 pm - Show 7:00 pm
  • Cost - $15 in advance at the Silver Bow - $18 at the door (Cash or Credit Card)
  • Location - Bing Crosby Theater - 901 W Sprague Ave Spokane
International Fly Fishing Film Festival - Poster, Spokane.

Past Event Photos

  • IF4 Bing Crosby 2015 2015 IF4 Showing.
  • IF4 Raffel. Raffles

  • IF4 Kids Fly Rod Winners. Winners!
  • IF4 Bing Crosby 2015 Island's Trailhead Boat Slide Design

  • IF4 Bing Crosby 2015 IF4 2014

Hangman Creek 2015 Water Quality Report Card

Spokane River Keeper - Blog Post

Hangman Creek Yearly Water Report 2015.