Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 03.24.17


Written by: Phil Monahan

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 a Lucky 13 videos that will take you to some exotic locations–such as Tasmania, Mexico, ans Scandivaia–as well as some more down-home spots right here in the Good Ol’ U.S. of A.

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 more than 1,330 great videos on the site!


We kick things off with the great new film by Dan “Decibel” Diez, about the need to act now if we’re to save the Everglades. Some of you may have seen this yesterday, but it’s such an important issue that I want to ensure the video gets the widest possible audience.


Next up is the trailer for the latest film by the great Todd Moen of Catch Magazine, who travels to Tasmania in search of big trout. Watch out for the tiger snake!


Here’s a great one-minute video from TwoFisted Heart Productions, about chasing permit in Mexico’s Ascension Bay.


Former Trout Bum of the Week Nick Streit explains his love for the Rio Grande in northern New Mexico. It’s not for the faint of heart or out of shape.


This ad for an eyewear company is actually a great short fly-fishing film about the joys of chasing big trout in the wilds of New Zealand.


What do you do when you know that there are fish in the outflow from the state penitentiary? You throw caution to the wind.


Here’s a fun video about two dads taking their young kids out on the water to enjoy a day of trout fishing. And yes: we know that the little ones would be better off with eye protection. Warning: pee pee scene.


When the stripers and blues are running in fall, it’s time to get out on the water off Cape Cod.


It’s always great to see fly fishing in the mix with other outdoor pursuits. Here, a couple guys start the morning on the slopes at Beaver Creek and then drift nymphs on the Eagle River in the afternoon.


Just a little aerial eye candy. Anyone recognize the river?


Not much to see here: just a kid catching a lovely rainbow trout, which is pretty darned cool.


This is a remarkable little video about how a pair of Canada geese almost cost an angler his fishing day . . . and some money.


We finish up with a long but very beautiful video about casting two-handed rods for Atlantic salmon on Sweden’s Mörrumsån.

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