Classic Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 06.28.24

Welcome to the another edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival! Each week, we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available and then serve them up for you to enjoy. This week, I’m in Alaska, so we’re featuring thirteen classic productions. There’s a definite trout focus here, but there’s also a little salt and a little warmwater. (I want to catch a Murray cod!) Destinations range from Colorado to Australia to Swedish Lapland.

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.

We kick things off with this gorgeous video about a small stream in Missouri, where the rainbows are relicts of an earlier era of American trout fishing.

A helicopter trip into remote Swedish Lapland is an adventure for a group of fishing buddies.

I have long been fascinated by Murray cod, and this killer video from Australia explains why it’s such a great fly-rod challenge.

A 100-mile trip down a remote Alaskan river offers a wide variety of adventures and dangers.

Winter fishing on the Colorado means fewer other anglers, some weather challenges, and some great brown trout.

Just 30 seconds of monster brook trout from Quebec. What’s not to like?

Do you wanna make a fly-fishing video? Hank Patterson can show you how. You can watch the full video here for $3 (or the cost of two beers for Hank).

Dry-fly fishing on a tiny English stream looks downright civilized.

This look at the Lake District of England is made better by Eve Mulholland’s awesome accent.

After doing these F5s for years, I’m pretty jaded, but the shot of wading boots punching through thin ice caught me by surprise. The rest of the video is pretty good, too.

David Johnson extols the virtues of chasing winter grayling in South Yorkshire, England. He makes a pretty good case.

This video about the Freshwater Trust Headwaters Council is also a killer profile of a steelhead angler.

Finally, here’s a full episode of “The New Fly Fisher,” in which Colin McKeown chases the monster arctic char of Quebec’s Ungava Bay.

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