Classic Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 06.09.23

Welcome to a classic 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, we’ve got fifteen killer productions, covering a remarkable number of species and destinations. The collection begins with a video from a country that I don’t think we’ve seen before on the F5: China. Then we travel all over the globe, hitting every continent but Antarctica.

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 exactly 1,435 great videos on the site!

We kick things off with a long but fascinating look at fly fishing in the backcountry of China’s Qinling Mountains, a.k.a. the “Szechuan Alps.” The country is beautiful, and the fishing for lenok trout looks pretty good.

In midwinter, it’s often nice to experience a bit of summer, here via Folkus Media’s gorgeous film about chasing brookies in the mountains of North Carolina.

Sudan has been a troubled nation for many years, but here’s a different view of the East African country, as Luc Malbois and friends chase triggerfish on some beautiful flats.

If you can get past the purple narration, this short film about chasing huge grayling in southwestern Alaska will make you long for the Land of the Midnight Sun.

Just 41 second of fast action and thumping soundtrack in the highlight reel from the UK collective RainBros Fishing.

Daniel Dirks’s love of lfy fishing in the Catskills is apparent in this great-looking video shot near Roscoe, New York (a.k.a. Trout Town USA).

Fly-fishing for billfish off Guatemala is given the epic treatment by A2edit Productions.

December fishing on the Bow River looks serene and even warm, when you’ve got the fire going, and that’s a pretty nice trout.

Far from Goodnews Bay, the grayling fishing in Scotland looks like a different game that’s gaining in popularity.

Part of the “60 Second Streamside” series, this video showcases student/fly fishing guide Keegan Carlson.

Firehole Ranch is one of my favorite places in Montana.

TLC’s admonition notwithstanding, chasing waterfalls in Patagonia seems like a perfectly good thing to do.

The sea trout fishing in the north of Germany and along the Danish coast produces some silvery brown trout that make enduring the elements worthwhile.

Slovenia looks amazing from a drone’s perspective.

Finally, here’s the wrap-up from our Helios 3 trick-shot campaign, featuring some behind-the-scenes footage that showed how much fin the whole process was.

3 thoughts on “Classic Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 06.09.23”

  1. Good to see some fishing action from China. I had the pleasure to be invited there by the Chinese Govt 5 years ago to fish a international fishing tournament. Massive event with some 20000+ people at the opening ceremony which was broadcast to 99 million people. The fish in China are usually on the small side however it was a fishing occasion I felt privileged to attend, sitting next to Chinas Sporting Minister and Propaganda Minister at a opening ceremony equal to that of a major sporting event.
    Phil – Iv just organised a week in Exmouth chasing billfish on fly would love to see more of that addictive style of fishing.
    Kind Regards Andrew Perring

  2. I’m very happy that our film about flyfishing in China was picked, so the experience can be shared with more nature lovers! Thanks Orvis F5!
    Jinchang Sun

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