Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 02.13.15 (Paraskavedekatriaphobia Edition!)

Welcome to our latest Friday the 13th edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available. (I love trotting out our horror-themed graphic—created by our own James Daley—for these F5s!) This week’s collection features fourteen videos, including some great round-ups of last year’s season on the water.

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 525 killer videos on the site!

See you next week with a fresh set of films!

Here’s a lesson in how to cram a whole bunch of awesome into two minutes of video. The folks at Forever West Media waste no time!

I love a good narrative video, and this one takes you from fly-tying vise to a Sierras trout river.

This is the time of year when folks sit down with all of their footage from the previous season and edit it into cool montages like this one.

Stefan Ågren of Frontsidefly is back with a short, stylized video featuring a female angler chasing brown trout.

Here’s another shorty that’s full of action, this time a teaser for the 2015 Fly Fishing Film Tour, which is already touring the country.

There are plenty of pretty fish and gorgeous landscape shots in this video from Chile.

Meredith McCord goes after her first Florida redfish in Islamorada.

Technically, this isn’t the best made video, but it sure makes a trip to catch steelies on the Skeena look like a grand adventure.

Great stuff from Cuba, where the permit are apparently sometimes quite stupid.

Carp fishing in Portugal looks awfully beautiful, as opposed to the sometimes urban settings we find in the U.S. (See below.)

Here’s one college kid who has his priorities straight.

I wish I’d spent my 17th birthday on a trout river, like this young man.

The Los Angeles River is where Danny Zuko won a “pink” from Leo, but it’s also a cool place to catch carp near a big city.

A “group of dudes who were born and raised in Montana” put together this video about their adventures on the water. This is 20 minutes long, but pretty entertaining throughout.

8 thoughts on “Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 02.13.15 (Paraskavedekatriaphobia Edition!)”

  1. The film 4minuts and 25 seconds of chilean patagonia is not the original vertion. The original vertion is here: vimeo://video/104789411
    Somebody has made a copy and uploaded it to youtube without my permition. Hope you Can help me. Best regards

    1. Hi Sergio,

      Thanks for the heads-up. I have changed the embed to your version. This kind of video piracy is becoming increasingly common. Sorry about that.

  2. Why do you say that one video on the Skeena isn’t the “best made video”. Not looking for an argument just wondering what about it you didn’t like



    1. Hi Jack, I guess I would have been more accurate to say “not the best edited video.” I find it too choppy and jumpy. I wish it lingered more on some of the shots. Just my opinion. Trust me: if I didn’t like it, the video wouldn’t make it into the F5.

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