Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 03.16.18


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 another dozen videos from around the country and the world, featuring a wide variety of species. From redfish in Florida to salmon in Eastern Russia, and from smallmouths in Michigan to mahseer in Myanmar, there’s plenty of entertainment and angling excitement. And don’t miss “Das Fischer,” which is very funny and incredibly well-made.

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!


New York’s Delaware River is known for its incredible brown-trout fishery, and this beautiful video shows you why. That young’un is pretty good on the fly rod, and the fish at the end is a doozy.


Here’s a sweet little teaser for the new film by Robert Thompson, about warmwater fly fishing in the Midwest.


Camp Walker navigates the high stakes work of guiding in the Florida Keys to become one of the best in the game, and he’ll tell you how he got there. Just don’t ask about his boat.


For those of you who missed this earlier in the week, here’s a wonderful short film with a distinctly Wes-Anderson-ish feel. It features great sets, acting, and gags, and the cinematography is gorgeous. It’s well worth 9 minutes of your time. (Warning: one written word that some may find offensive.)


Here’s the trailer for the third season of the Canadian TV show created by our pals at Hooke. You don’t need to speak French to enjoy this; trust me.


Winter fishing sure looks beautiful in this short video from Byrdhouse Media.


Here’s a sweet video about chasing Pacific salmon on Sakhalin, a Russian island in the Pacific Ocean, north of Japan.


Capt Kyle Staton and Capt Bryan Daniels split bow time, as they chase redfish along Florida’s Nature Coast.


Yes, this is an ad, but it’s also a cool look at the amazing fisheries–featuring brook trout, landlocked salmon, Lake trout, northern pike and whitefish–of northern Labrador.


Here’s a quick peak at fly fishing in the New River Gorge in southern West Virginia.


The quality of this video isn’t great, but it shows something I haven’t seen before: freestone, small-stream fishing for mahseer in the mountains of southern Myanmar. It looks a lot like the brookie fishing we do all summer here in Vermont.


We finish up with the latest from Hank Patterson, who explains his secret for getting on the water first and beating your fishing buddies to the honey hole.

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