Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 03.13.15 (Jason Voorhees Edition!)

Welcome to our latest edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available. A Friday the 13th for the second month in a row means I get to use the graphic above, which fills me with unmixed delight. This week’s collection offers fourteen great videos from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean, from Norway to Northern Oregon. Strangely, we have nothing from the Southern Hemisphere this week. I guess everyone in Argentina, Chile, and New Zealand is getting into the late-summer bonanza, too busy on the water to make new videos.

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 560 killer videos on the site!

See you next week with a fresh set of films!


We kick things off with the latest installment of the CheesyFly series from Norwegian filmmakers Cine Fly Fishing. With a great soundtrack, this one offers beautiful cinematography and cool action shots. You might want to watch it twice.


We posted the trailer for this film a while ago, and here’s the finished product. A bunch of Utah-based guides head north in search of bull trout, and what they find is pretty incredible. Stay for the dance moves at the end.


Here’s the trailer for an upcoming film called “Chasing a Donkey: Streamer Fishing the Promised Land,” about the White River in Arkansas. If you like big trout, this one is for you.


The stress of work and school can hang over your head, and getting out on the water is the only way to get the relief and peace of mind you need. Feeling the tug of a few redfish will straighten the mind right out.


The northern Oregon coast is a place of beautiful rivers, steep landscapes, and big steelhead returning from the sea.


All freshwater fly fishers love bugs, and this video from our friends at Tightline Productions combines Tim Flagler’s cool underwater video of aquatic insects and the patterns that match them. Very cool stuff!


When you think of flats fishing, Alaska is not the first destination to come to mind, but wait until you see the lakers this guy catches in the twilight of summer.


Our old pal Stefan Ågren, from FrontsideFly, has put together a fun little edit from a day when the water was high and muddy, but at least one trout was cooperative.


If you’ve ever fished Utah’s Green River, you’ll get the title of this video immediately. I have never seen so many fish in the water anywhere else. It’s exhilarating and somewhat maddening at the same time.


This short profile of guide Clint Kemp, who works on Abaco Island in The Bahamas, offers a glimpse of why some people choose this kind of life.


When I saw the title of this video, I was psyched because I thought it would be about fishing for suckers. But alas, it’s just about catching brown trout in Pennsylvania.


Striped bass fishing around Boston Harbor isn’t always a scenic affair, but the fish are reward enough.


There’s not a lot of really gorgeous video focusing on the tier’s bench, so this one from Jake Patton is a nice surprise.


We posted the trailer for this video a couple months ago, and now the full 9-minute version is here. It takes a little bit to get going, but once you see the pod of big tuna turning the surface to a froth, you’ll be entranced.

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