Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 02.09.18


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 have a big slate–14 videos that run the gamut from French catfish to Canadian steelhead, and from Argentinian trout to Florida tarpon. After last week’s relatively salt-free selection, this one has much to please flats aficionados.

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 exactly 1,435 great videos on the site!


We kick things off with a cool video from northern Patagonia in Argentina, where huge trout chase dragonflies hovering above a mountain lake. It’s reminiscent of “Damsels in Distress.”


The Broke and Fly boys head to Rockport, Texas, where guide Kacee Bones is pretty hard on them, barking orders as they chase redfish on the marsh.


“On a trip like this, there’s no frills, no guidebook, no amenities, no steaks, no beer. Just the thrill of the unknown.” This trailer for a film about floating 100 miles of remote Alaska river will leave you wanting more.


These outtakes from the film “Atlanticus” make a pretty good video all by themselves, if you dig big, jumping Florida tarpon. (And who doesn’t?)


Yes, it’s an ad, but it’s also a great look at what it’s like to visit a fly-out camp in southwestern Alaska–featuring huge fish and friendly birds.


A group of anglers discovers the magic of the waters near Terrace, British Columbia in this fun video from 54 North Outdoors.


Jeff Currier and Ben Furimsky explore the waters of Kendjam–located on the Iriri River, southeast of Manaus, Brazil–where they chase a variety species in crystal clear waters: peacock bass, three different pacu species, vampire fish (payara), wolf-fish (trairao), yatorana/matrincha, piranha, and bicuda (freshwater barracuda).


Are you willing to take a big wave for the chance to catch a sea trout? These Swedish anglers are.


Follow Heather Hodson as she leads a group of female anglers to the Last Frontier, in search of huge rainbows and salmon.


The 2018 World Fly Fishing Championship will be held in the Trentino Region of Italy. Here’s a cool look at the fishing opportunities there.


Just a minute and a half of South Florida saltwater action. No more, no less.


The wels catfish grows to epic proportions, and French angler Broc Oliver has found a great method for tempting these beasts with a fly.


The grayling rivers of Slovenia look gorgeous in this video from Sloveniawalking, and I dig the underwater shots.


Captain Quinn’s video are long–this one clocks in at 11:27–but they are always fun and feature some beautiful fish. In this case, the Captain and his buddy chase coastal British Columbia steelhead.

4 thoughts on “Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 02.09.18

  1. Bob I.

    Beautiful grayling and streams in Slovenia, but I really didn’t like seeing repeated shots of fish held too high above the water surface, Keep ’em wet and keep ’em low.

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