Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 01.22.16

Welcome the latest edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we feature the best videos from around the world. This week was a bit light on quality productions, but we have ten killer videos about everything from tigerfish to trout and from bonefish to stripers. Don’t miss the final video, which has an important message about preserving one of California’s wild-steelhead gems.

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 1,060 great videos on the site!

See you next week with a fresh set of films!


We kick things off with the latest trailer from Castaway Films, which takes you around the world to some of the most exciting fisheries in Africa and South America: from the Lower Zambezi to Jurassic Lake, and much more.


Here’s the latest from our friends to the north at Hooké: a profile of guide Jean-Philippe Tessier, who plies his trade on the Bonaventure River. Make sure you have the CC button on for subtitles in English.


From Denmark comes a lovely video about a group of fishing buddies chasing sea trout along the coast. Click here for the full story.


Yeas, this is an advertisement for a fishing lodge, but it features some glorious cinematography and great shots of the fish that make the Bitterroot famous.


We don’t get a lot of videos about fly-fishing for striped bass, so I was happy to see this one from the Massachusetts coast.


From Poland comes this weird and compelling video that features insect shots that remind one of David Lynch. Luckily, there are also some fat trout.


Here’s some Midwestern goodness from the boys at Fly Fish the Mitt, featuring plenty of good brown trout.


This video is advertised as “hot billfish action on fly,” which oughta get you to watch it. Shot in Guatemala and featuring plenty of airborne fish.


Here’s a fun trailer for an upcoming film about the spirit of fly fishing, from filmmaker Chris Sheridan. Looks like fun!


Here is an important short film about California’s iconic Smith River, its steelhead, its history and its current plight: 4,000 acres of the pristine North Fork are threatened by a giant, toxic nickel mine operation. Let’s make sure this doesn’t happen! Click here for more info.

7 thoughts on “Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 01.22.16”

    1. Gary, triple creek is a great place. They work with Fly fishing always so if your ever in the area you can go out with those guys for a day float.

  1. Great way to end F5 this week, Phil. There can be no fly fishing if we don’t stand up to protect our resources.
    In the spirit of California, I have a suggestion for a future video. It features our friend Kameron Brown doing his thing with a fly rod (just a little) and a surfboard (most of the video). Also good tunes and great cinematography.
    https://vimeo.com/145470099

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