Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 01.06.17

Welcome to the first Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival of the new year! Let’s hope that this one is even better than the last. This week, we feature eleven videos, which take you from New Zealand to Georgia and from Argentina to British Columbia. Happy New Year!

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.

And don’t forget to check out the awesome Orvis fly-fishing video theater: The Tug. As of today, there are more than 1,300 great videos on the site!


We kick things off with one minute of New Zealand magic, featuring big rainbows on dry flies.


Yes, this is an ad for a lodge, but it’s also a gorgeous short film about fly-fishing in Argentinian Patagonia.


There are no fish here, but the video is a beautiful and serene rumination on the solitude and calm of fly-fishing in the snow.


This short video from Estrada Art Films clocks in at less than a minute but offers a cool peak at night fishing for tarpon in South Florida.


You know how I love to see the young’uns out on the water, and this sweet video from North Georgia bodes well for the future of the sport.


Apparently, if you’re fishing for juvenile tarpon, you should cast something chartreuse. Who knew?


Our pal Drew, from Looknfishy, put together this footage from a recent trip to the Little Red River in Arkansas.


Fly-fishing for blue marlin looks incredibly exciting in this action-packed video from Timing Tides.


Winter on Colorado’s Animas River produces a couple of sweet trout for this pair of anglers.


The dudes from Adipose Productions head south to find snook and redfish on a DIY trip.


We finish up with a great film about Leland Miyawaki, former Fishing Manager of Orvis Seattle and a fanatic about sea-run cutthroat trout. I think they mean “elusive,” though.

5 thoughts on “Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 01.06.17”

  1. Did you notice how Leland wore his sling pack on his non casting shoulder even though it was not designed for it? I recently returned a sling pack I was gifted because it was designed to sit on the right, my casting shoulder. I hope major fishing companies realize there error in this soon and start producing slings that hang on the off shoulder.

    1. I have one of the first sling packs made by Patagonia and it slings over my left (non casting) shoulder. I always assumed mine could be worn on either shoulder but never considered using it on my right shoulder.

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