Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 02.03.17


Written by: Phil Monahan

Welcome to the 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, we offer a baker’s dozen videos, from a wide array of destinations and featuring many different species. Peacock bass in Argentina? Check. Trout in Utah? Check. Tarpon in Mexico? Grayling in Norway? Check and Check. Plus lots more!

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 a cool shorty from Connor Tapscott, featuring a couple of lovely trout and some nice winter-fishing scenes.


The 2016 Great Waters Fly Fishing Expo featured a brand new film and video event to celebrate their home waters and foster excitement for the coming fishing season.


Check out the great trailer for Robert Thompson’s “The River,” a video series about Michigan’s Au Sable River and its storied trout. You can stream or buy the 14-part series on vimeo.


The folks from The New Fly Fisher traveled to northern Quebec to chase brook trout, char, and lake trout. Here’s a teaser.


Casting for grayling in Norway’s Finnmark region is about more than the fish, as this gorgeous film makes clear.


There are plenty of big trout in this video from Chilean Patagonia, which also features spectacular scenery and some local culture.


My friend, Ivan Tarin, has produced a video not just about the fishing in the Spanish Pyrenees, but about some of the cultural experiences of the area, as well. To learn more about the fishing, see my post about traveling to Spain.


Here’s a fun little video about chasing baby tarpon among the mangroves. Warning: a bit of salty language.


Since I’m posting from Utah this morning, I had to include something from the Beehive State. This video follows a group of anglers on a four-day backcountry trip.


Chasing golden dorado on the Alto Paraná in far northeastern Argentina looks like a good time.


There are no fish in this winter-fishing video from Poland, but I like the scenery and the vibe.


Here’s another video from Spain, this one about casting for carp in the Algarve region, in the southwestern part of the country.


We finish up with a gorgeous, 12-minute film about fly-fishing for peacock bass in Colombia, and some of the fish are simply spectacular.

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