Classic Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival: Friggatriskaidekaphobia Edition!


Written by: Phil Monahan

Welcome to a classic Friday the Thirteenth special edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available. (I am in Saskatchewan chasing northerns at Wollaston Lake Lodge this week.) I love when I get to use the slasher-film inspired graphic above, a creation of Orvis designer James Daley.

For best results, watch all videos at full-screen and in high definition. Remember, we surf so you don’t have to. But if you do stumble upon something great that you think is worthy of inclusion in a future F5, please post it in the comments below, and we’ll take a look.


We kick things off with a gorgeous video from Chilean Patagonia, featuring stunning scenery and a few killer trout.


The gang from Delta Trout Force headed to the South Pacific “in search of zombies, boners, and gangsters.” Looks like fun.


Fly fishing for wild brown trout on the Upper Madison River, on a trip coordinated through Montana Angler, Connor Grimes and co. seem to have found the good stuff.


Having recently completed the Utah Cutthroat Slam in five days, I was amazed to see that these three intrepid anglers managed to do it in one.


Trying to catch an Atlantic salmon on light gear is an emotional rollercoaster, as the folks from Dryflyliving discovered.


This isn’t a great video, but it highlights a lesser-known corner of Yellowstone: Cave Falls on the Bechler River, in the park’s southwestern corner.


A couple of guides know how to have a good time, even without clients, on Florida’s east coast.


Tenkara fisherman Darryl Dagen with Fly Fishing Outfitters teaches a reporter about the minimalist fly fishing technique, which Dagen learned while living in Japan.


A couple of Colorado anglers take their mountain bikes to find solitude on their favorite trout water in this midweek adventure.


There’s no fishing in this video, but it shows trout behavior I’ve never seen: after a storm, these big Tasmanian browns are cruising for earthworms, as if they were carp. Very cool!


Here’s a preview of an important video series coming next month, about the rise and fall of steelhead fishing in Washington State. It looks like powerful stuff.

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