New Fly Fishing Feature Length Movie Filming in Montana
Missoulians have already seen how impactful a good fly fishing movie can be on the local economy. Since the release of the classic movie "A River Runs Through It," back in 1992, the popularity of fly fishing has exploded. Not to mention the movie making Missoula and The Blackfoot River the unofficial Mecca for fly fishing. For nearly 30 years, people from all over the world have made the pilgrimage to western Montana to experience the waters for themselves.
Outside of the positive aspects of the booming fly fishing industry, the sport has also brought some healing aspects to people from all over. With such great organizations like Project Healing Waters. An organization that simply takes wounded veterans on amazing fishing trips.
According to the Project Healing Waters website
Project Healing Waters brings a high-quality, full-spectrum fly fishing program to an ever-expanding number of disabled active military service personnel. PHWFF has become recognized as an innovative leader and model in the field of therapeutic outdoor recreation for the disabled, through its successful application of the sport of fly fishing as a rehabilitation tool.
With that in mind, a feature film is currently being filmed in Montana. A new movie called "Mending the Line" is filming in southwest Montana.
According to KXLF
Mending the Line is a fly-fishing film that revolves around the story of a Marine (Sinqua Walls) wounded in Afghanistan that comes to a Montana VA hospital where he struggles to deal with his trauma. There he meets a Vietnam veteran (played by Brian Cox) who is dealing with his own trauma and teaches the younger vet to deal with his physical and emotional trauma.
The movie is currently being filmed and no word on when it will be released.