Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 01.16.15

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 17 videos from around the world, from New Zealand to Norway and from Pennsylvania to Alaska.

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 420 killer videos on the site!

See you next week with a fresh set of films!


We kick things off with a look at what can happen on the Bitterroot River when the winter temperatures are just right.


Lots of very cool slo-mo footage of how birds and anglers respond to a mayfly hatch.


Here’s some stunning footage from Alaska’s Alagnak River. The shot at 3:19 is one of the coolest and luckiest uses of a drone ever.


In 37 seconds, this video shows you why fly-fishing for redfish is so great: these fish just love to eat! (One quick F-bomb here.)


Trey is a lucky kid: he won a raffle that featured a day of fly-fishing instruction. Sounds like he’s hooked.


This is an advertisement, but it features some very cool footage from an expedition into the jungles of Bolivia, in search of golden dorado.


The first episode of Season 3 of “Brothers on the Fly” takes us to Norway and features a special guest you may recognize.


Meet the angler and the surfer who take on Iceland in this killer upcoming film from RC Cone.


Bonefishing on Hawaii is a different game, as shown here. Warning: A bit of NSFW language.


Just some aerial eye-candy of stunning British Columbia steelhead rivers. I wanna go.


There are some beautiful brown trout in this video about stillwater fishing on New Zealand’s North Island.


This video from The Marls off Abaco Island in The Bahamas has some good bonefish action, but I particularly like the underwater horror shot.


We love to see the young’uns gettin’ it done, especially when they’re as good as Team USA Youth members, Doug Freemann, Alex Rundella, and Rob Funk.


Would you like a slo-mo version of that moment when the tarpon let you know that the cast just wasn’t good enough?


This might be the best fly-fishing music video ever.


Like young Trey above, Maddy is a lucky kid, as she tries out her new fly rod on Washington’s Rocky Ford Creek.


Here’s a fun little video from Carl Warmouth that tries to get at some deeper truths without losing a sense of humor about the endeavor.

2 thoughts on “Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 01.16.15”

    1. I second that Mark. A pleasure for the mind and eye’s. A truly magical place, well shot, and nice music. ATB

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