Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 02.17.17

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’ve got ten videos that cover a wide range of subjects, from casting on tiny streams for trout to chasing monster tarpon in the salt. Locations range from the Spanish Pyrenees to Colorado, and from North Carolina to Montenegro.

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 1,330 great videos on the site!

We kick things off with a wonderful, one-minute video from our friend Gilbert Rowley. This has three of my favorite things: gorgeous cinematography, kids fly fishing, and brook trout.

Here’s another shorty from English filmmaker Matt Dunkinson, featuring the famed River Test and a feisty grayling. Matt tells me that this is just a snippet of a bigger project to come.

Daniel Thistle’s video of small-stream fly fishing in Colorado features a couple of beautiful browns.

From Southern Culture on the Fly comes this great compilation of cool fishing scenes from the Southern Appalachians: lots of beautiful creeks and gorgeous trout.

There’s not a ton of fishing footage in this video from BKreativ Films, but it captures the essence of a multi-day trip with your buddies to some spectacular water.

It’s always fun to revisit a destination, and this video features many waters in the Spanish Pyrenees that I fished with Ivan Tarin of Salvelinus Adventures. Read about that trip here.

The small Balkan nation of Montenegro looks like fly-fishing Nirvana in this new video from the Lim River.

We don’t get a lot of bluegill-fishing videos, so it’s always nice to see someone paying tribute to everyone’s favorite panfish.

Here’s a full, 22-minute episode of “Silver Kings,” focused on fly-fishing for tarpon in The Marquesas, 20 miles west of Key West.

Finally, check out this full episode of “The New Fly Fisher,” in which Bill Spicer takes a drift boat down the Saugeen River in southern Ontario casting for smallmouth bass.

7 thoughts on “Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 02.17.17”

  1. Orvis, these are fantastic videos you guys put together. I am a fishermen from S. Oregon and have fished in Montenegro. What a great place to go and fish. These videos are getting me pumped for the upcoming fly fishing season.

  2. Thanks Orvis for all the Friday compilations. Thanks especially for including our Lim River video in Montenegro in this week’s lineup. We look forward to bringing more video stories from fly fishing opportunities in the Balkans in the months and years ahead. Also, we are excited to host any of your tribe here for some #crazygoodtravel fly fishing by day and organic farm stays at night.

  3. I love the bluegill video. Ironically I think I may have that exact rod in 3-wt fiberglass. Brings back good memories

    1. Glad you liked my video. I actually have that same rod in 3 and 5 weight. they are cheap and work so well. I use that 5 weight on panfish and 5 pound brookies and large salmon. It hasn’t failed me yet.

  4. Having visited Montenegro, it really is that beautiful. I just wish I would have time to have gone fly fishing. Maybe need to work on a return trip for that reason. It is a very diverse country and ocean to mountains, they have it all.

  5. Every one of these videos is awesome this week but Silver Kings takes the prize. Please keep doing this Phil. I look forward to it every Friday.

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