Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 02.19.16

Welcome the latest edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we feature the best videos from around the world. This week starts out with an inspirational bang with the very first video. Along with some great U.S. flats and trout vids, we feature some nice international water, including Swedish Atlantic salmon, Dutch pike, and GIGANTIC arapaima from Brazil. Pull up a chair.

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 1,100 great videos on the site!

See you next week with a fresh set of films!

The folks at FlatsPirate Angling ask some important questions about life and fly fishing in this gorgeous video, which features some inspiring words from Alan Wilson Watts.

August Bradley is a Los Angeles Creative Director and Cinematographer/Filmmaker who apparently also loves to fly fish. Although the title says “Orvis commercial,” we had nothing to do with it. But we love it.

Today, I learned that a “polder” is “a piece of low-lying land reclaimed from the sea or a river and protected by dikes, especially in the Netherlands” (Thanks, Google!). There are pike there.

Over in Norway, the anglers of Dryflyliving chase small browns on a stream that runs right through town. High water be damned; these guys are determined.

Here’s a cool look at fish fights and releases from the fishes’ point of view.

This isn’t a great video, but this pair of Swedish (?) anglers manage to land a mighty impressive Atlantic salmon that’s worth a look!

You don’t hear much about Montana’s West Boulder River, but Elliott Woods makes a case for why it’s one of his favorite waters.

Here’s a long but interesting video about fly-fishing for gigantic arapaima in Mamirauá Reserve, the first Sustainable Development Reserve in Brazil and the largest arapaima reserve in the world.

Here’s a cool video featuring Capt. Kyle Staton, Captain Rhett Ghering and Bryan Daniels having some fun fly fishing for red drum along Florida’s Nature Coast.

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