Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 03.09.18


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 serve up an even dozen videos from around the country, with just a few from South America and Europe. There’s a real homey feel to most of these, with less of the “epic” and “extreme.” So sit back, relax, and enjoy.

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 exactly 1,435 great videos on the site!


We kick things off with a little fly-fishing drama. Angler Kevin Townsend (KT) and his guide have found a surface-feeding trout in a very difficult lie. Can they catch it?


Here’s a gorgeous short video about fly-fishing for pike from a personal watercraft on the River Witham in Lincolnshire, England. (Sadly, a chemical spill led to a massive fish kill in the river just this week.)


This video starts with a little too much talking, but it ends with a spectacular fishing story about a big, beautiful brown trout that will live on forever in the angler’s memory.


Tim Crawford shares some scenes from a summer’s-worth of fly-fishing for Colorado cutthroats on small streams.


The message of this video is something I totally approve of. Nothing makes me happier than chasing the small mountain brookies just minutes from my front door.


Max Erickson joins former and current US Youth Fly Fishing Team members Grant Hawse, George Fallon, and Seth Drake for a morning on the Davidson River in Western North Carolina.


Here’s a short look at the steelhead fishery of southern Oregon’s Rogue River, where the fish don’t grow huge, but landing several in a day is not unusual.


Fly-fishing for carp from a raft? I guess that’s how they do it southern Wisconsin.


Orvis UK ambassador Marina Gibson discovers Driffield Beck, a glorious chalkstream quite a bit north from the more-famous Test and the Itchen.


February looks cold on the steelhead rivers of Michigan, but the fish didn’t disappoint.


This cool trailer for an upcoming film about smallmouth fishing comes with no information. Anyone recognize this spectacular river somewhere in the Southeast?


Finally, there are some glorious trout in this video about 6 days spent traveling around the Aysén region in Chile.

5 thoughts on “Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 03.09.18”

  1. The Patagonia brown trout is actually a great story. It’s not too long winded at all. It’s an adventure, given to us to enjoy. I wish it was MY story. Maybe some day it will be.

    1. I wholly agree that the video wasn’t longwinded: the angler’s joy of that moment shines through his telling of the story. Like a great photographer, who doesn’t only show us what he saw, but makes us feel what he felt at the time he took the shot….

  2. The Andes Drifters video captures that regions fishery wonderfully. I fished with those guys for a week and what a week it was. Loved it and enjoy watching our friends south of us. Keep em coming. Thanks

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