Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 02.07.14

Welcome to a new edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available. We have a great selection this week, sixteen videos featuring a wide variety of locations.

If you are interested in traveling to a dream destination like some of those shown here, don’t forget to enter our Orvis Adventures contest. Only two days left!

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 in regularly at The Tug, the Orvis online video theater. See you next week with a fresh set of films!


We kick things off with the latest from RA Beattie, about an amazing trip to remote Alaska, along with a Mexican saltwater guide, who is out of his element.


Footage from the upcoming film “Hendrickson’s A Tail of the Catskills” shows why people keep coming back to the Catskills in search of wild trout.


Some great steelhead action from the Hemlock Pool of New York’s Salmon River.


This is an ad for an online fly shop, but it’s also a gorgeous piece of filmmaking that captures the stark beauty of the Dream Stream in winter.


This video starts with a story of remarkable luck in the face of adversity and then finishes with some sweet albie action.


Lisa Swift ain’t afraid of the cold, and she’s got the fishing footage to prove it.


I’m not sure what this is (a demo reel?), but it sure is some great filmmaking and captures a lot of what makes fly fishing so attractive.


This isn’t the best quality video, but it highlights a fishery we don’t see much of: the lakes of Argentina and their beautiful trout.


Has carp fishing ever looked this good? This video from Portugal adds an aesthetic that might appeal to some of the carp haters.


Looking at this green landscape, few folks would guess that it’s in southern Africa. These videos from Lesotho make it look like an oasis of great fly-fishing country.


Tjuonajokk is one of Sweden’s most beautiful mountain landscapes, and the Kaitum River offers spectacular grayling fishing.


It’s summer in Australia, where the warmwater fishing can be pretty great.


Cold and wind can’t keep this angler off the marshes of Louisiana, where he manages to land a few.


This interview with English fly tier Sid Knight is a peak into the mind of a man who has been making a living at the vise for a half century.


Here’s a high-test look at river fishing for pike, as a fly-rodder and an hardware guy search for teeth in Ireland.


If you have any fishing buddies you’ve been traveling with for decades, this video will definitely hit home. I dedicate this one to the Wretched Hays Boys, my oldest fly-fishing companions.

4 thoughts on “Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 02.07.14”

  1. Just seen the video of Sid Knight Fly Tier. I was introduced to his flies some years ago and have never looked back. As he says each one is individually crafted for the customer. He offers a very good and competitive priced fly. I still only use him and they have never failed.

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