Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 01.09.15

Welcome to our latest edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available. This week’s collection features a bunch of montages and plenty of big trout.

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 all-new, improved Orvis fly-fishing video theater: The Tug. As of today, there are more than 400 killer videos on the site!

See you next week with a fresh set of films!


We kick things off with a shorty from our own Tyler Atkins, who tells the whole story of this bug-eating brown trout in just over a minute. (He must have listened to my podcast with Tom.)


This video crams an unbelievable amount of saltwater action, from bonefish to tarpon on the flats of Cuba, into its 2:19 run-time.


It’s pretty long, at 9-1/2 minutes, but this is a well made video about a day’s fishing in Utah.


Spanish fly fishers love to chase barbel, and this video offers a pretty good explanation of why.


The folks from Fly Fishing the Ozarks are back with a video featuring nothing but lunkers, as well as that talented youngster.


Musky videos are few and far between, so we gotta jump on them when they appear. This one’s from Tennessee, where they only drink the good stuff.


The folks of “Buccaneers and Bones” have invited a couple of saltwater n00bs to make fun of for the new season.


If you thought Tyler’s video was too long, here’s 28 seconds of brown-trout goodness.


This look at a mid-August Alaska adventure shows just how fat the rainbows and Dollies get from gorging on salmon eggs.


The is the most montage-heavy F5 in history, and here’s another from the Rocky Mountain West.


Lots of cool overhead views in this drone-shot video.


This promo from Game Fishing Ireland is simply beautiful to look at.


Here’s a fine edit from a group of young anglers making the most of North Carolina’s mild autumn.


If you’re a fan of talking in fly-fishing videos, this one is for you. A group of anglers heads to a local tailwater for an overnight trip and discuss what’s so special about time on the water.

8 thoughts on “Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 01.09.15”

  1. Being a noobie I watch videos as often as time allows. Are there any videos that explain, in detail, fishing bigger rivers? I fish a lot of smaller streams but find “big water” intimidating, especially some of the almost featureless waters. Thanks for any videos or information.

    1. Greg — When you say big, featureless, intimidating waters, I immediately think about the Mo below Holter. It looks like a giant spring creek. In my opinion, you have to break the river down and look at it as a bunch of smaller water and look for small features that break it up, like a boulder or something. The other thing is, you have to get out there and endure a few days of getting skunked to learn what it takes. Last, there are generally a ton of fish in those big tailwaters, so they’ve gotta be somewhere. You’ll make it work. Good luck.

  2. https://vimeo.com/113060289

    A Fine Line…

    The annual Cape Piscatorial Society festival provided an opportunity for Philip Meyer to guide two friends on the Smalblaar river in the Western Cape of South Africa. One of the highlights was being introduced to a “specialist” trout…. A trout that was able to elude the best efforts of all three. The poetic line follows the the theme of how such an experience can drive strong men to drink and even prayer!

  3. the youtube link above is a video a buddy and I shot. We are just a couple amatuers at best, but we love to get out and fish and be on the water. This video follows a float trip in the fall and a winter camping trip we completed this month on the Current River in SE Missouri. I know this is nowhere near the quality of all shown here but wanted to send if its a slow week. Thanks for taking a look!
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wCtpAIaOYW0

    1. https://youtu.be/uSpdbCtOwW0

      the youtube link above is a video a buddy and I shot. We are just a couple amatuers at best, but we love to get out and fish and be on the water. This video follows a float trip in the fall and a winter camping trip we completed this month on the Current River in SE Missouri. I know this is nowhere near the quality of all shown here but wanted to send if its a slow week. Thanks for taking a look!

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