Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 03.04.16

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, we’ve got a cool dozen videos from varied destinations, including New Zealand, Estonia, Virginia, and Idaho. There’s even a shad video, which fills me with unmixed delight because we so rarely see the “founding fish.”

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!


We kick things off with a gorgeous little film from Frenchman Julien Legendre, who has really captured the magic of that last, golden hour on the water in summertime.


The opening set-up of this video is one of the coolest things evere. Wait until you see how close the angler gets to his quarry. I won’t ruin the ending. . . .


A group of French anglers heads to the South Island of New Zealand, and this video captures the epic landscape and stunning trout found there.


Our pals at Bighorn Angler have produced this inspirational video about their home water, which they clearly love.


We rarely get a good shad-fishing video, so this one from Florida’s St. Johns River, at the southern end of the species’ range, shows how acrobatic these anadromous fish can be.


This pretty little film, shot in North Carolina’s Cherokee Mountains, has a pretty specific title. But my question is: “Are there any brookies in this video?”


Here’s a love letter to all the multi-species fly-fishing opportunities in the Old Dominion, from mountain brookies to seatrout on the beaches.


Every once in a while, you need to stop and take note of those times when things on the water don’t go right at all. Here’s a humorous take on one man’s foibles.


The production values of this video aren’t all that great, but Holy Cow! look at that brook trout.


There’s nothing but really pretty trout in this video that feayures clear water for perfect shots below the surface.


This video about fly-fishing for steelhead in Northern Idaho contains lots more than just fish. These guys have some solid messages about what stewardship of our water really means.


This video is overly long, at 10 minutes, but it tells a full story of a winter’s day in Estonia and ends on a nice little brownie.

6 thoughts on “Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 03.04.16”

  1. I would love to know about the “northern Idaho ” fella’s net and the technique of landing fish with it.
    It seems gentle .

  2. In light of the Bucknasty Brahs at Montana Wild, it’s nice to see some other bros doing it right. Kudos to Wild Fish Productions.

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