Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 02.05.21

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 and then serve them up for you to enjoy. This week, we have fifteen killer productions, which will take you from a backyard river in Pennsylvania to a remote reservoir in South Africa, and from a river in Montana you may never heard of to the blitz-filled waters off Long Island.

As I’m sure you know, February is Black History Month. The first video this week focuses on Jahmicah Dawes. He and his wife, Heather, run Slim Pickins Outfitters, the first Black-owned outdoor outfitting shop in the country, in Stephenville, Texas. Jahmicah talks about the importance of representation in outdoors pursuits and why he hopes he can hand over the business to his bi-racial sons in the future. His story will leave you with plenty to think about.

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.

This story of an outdoors store in Texas in inspirational on several levels.
The pandemic kept these world travelers close to home in South Africa. Luckily, they have an amazing tigerfish reservoir to explore.
Swedish Lapland grows some mighty big pike.
The Flat Tops Wilderness Area of Colorado looks like a killer place for a backcountry adventure.
Fall on Long Island is false-albacore season, and the runs are powerful. Warning: Language.
A little slo-mo Snake River action to make you think of summer.
One of Montana’s lesser-known rivers gets the star treatment here.
Just a half minute of brown-trout release and The Tallest Man on Earth.
Permit are notoriously tough to catch on a fly, but this looks easy.
Scotland’s River Dee changes throughout the year, and here’s a cool look at how anglers adapt.
I like the cut of this kid’s jib, and he seems at home on the water.
I don’t know much about this Quebec salmon river, but it look beautiful.
Think Hip Hop and fly fishing don’t go together? Mark Steudel disagrees.
Winter is the season to chase really big Huchen in Slovenia. These dudes are hardcore.
This is long but fascinating. What will it take to bring back Michigan’s native arctic grayling? Click here for more information.

6 thoughts on “Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 02.05.21”

  1. I’ve shopped at Jahmicah’s store in Stephenville. Great little store in an area that can use it. Had some great conversations with him as well. Worth your time to jump off the interstate and visit him. My son is in college in Stephenville, so I get to make the 4 hour drive out there and will visit regularly in Jahmicah’s shop when I’m in town.

    1. What an absolutely wonderful story about struggle and family. We can all learn a lot about how we treat other people. The smile on that little girl’s face when she caught that little bluegill and the surprise when it swims away. Absolutely priceless…….

  2. This has to be one of the most wonderful stories in a long time. A beautiful family and I wish them all the best and success in the future.

  3. Estimados amigos de Orvis. Sinceramente me acompañan desde hace muchos años en todas y no pocas salidas de pesca. Siempre tengo algún articulo de vuestra prestigiosa marca que utilizo sin dudarlo. Les agradezco los videos y la compañía. Saludos desde Argentina. Javier Cúparo

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