Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 03.28.14


Written by: Phil Monahan

Welcome to a new edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available. Frankly, there were slim pickin’s this week, so we’ve got just 10 videos. However, there’s some really great stuff from such far-flung destinations as Africa, Scandinavia, the Far East, and Colorado.

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 in regularly at The Tug, the Orvis online video theater. See you next week with a fresh set of films!


We kick things off with a gorgeous documentary about life along the Ausable River in the Adirondacks for a father-and-son guide team.


Sea-run taimen live in the Russian Far East, where Amur tigers live. These guys tried to catch one on a fly.


Talk about a sizzle reel! This demo short from Africa has everything from “Miami Vice”-esque speeding boat shots to hippos to tigerfish in the air.


A trip into the high montain lakes of Alberta looks like a great time, and the fish are certainly colorful.


A great day of fly fishing in Swedish Lapland for three buddies is an enjoyable viewing experience.


Completing our triumvirate of “expedition-fishing” videos is this trip into the Colorado high country. The quality of the video isn’t great, but the experience of hiking up to these great waters is one I’d like to try sometime.


This film is described as “6 stupid guys who loves flyfishing and having a great time,” and I can’t add much to that. You’ll learn how a guy gets hooked by a beer and see lots of sweet fish.


This is mostly Go Pro stuff, but it does a wonderful job of capturing the excitement of a trip to Andros Island in The Bahamas to fish the flats.


Lots of good action for bonefish, snook, jacks, and the mighty tarpon in this 22-minute video from Cuba.


Here’s a full 44-minute video on fly-fishing for tarpon in Charlotte Harbor, Florida with Dr. Aaron Adams, one of the foremost authorities on Florida’s saltwater game fish. It’s long, but there’s plenty of cool stuff here. Perhaps it’s for tarpon fanatics only.

16 thoughts on “Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 03.28.14

    1. Tightline

      I originally saw The Hungry Trout video at the Somerset Show (I think it may have been a slightly different edit) and was absolutely blown away. Now, seeing it on a larger screen and actually being able to hear the audio, I beyond blown away. Incredible piece of work, not a frame or word out of place! The level of production is staggering. Thanks for posting it and a big round of applause for the producer.

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  1. Andy B.

    I went to school for a bit in the Adirondacks before I fly-fished. I’ve always wanted to get back, and “The Hungry Trout” definitely stoked that fire. Awesome video!

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  2. Mike H

    I fish the Ausable almost exclusively for its beauty, history and the wonderful people at the Hungry Trout. The Bottcher family will give you a magnificent fly fishing experience.

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  3. Eric Bosley

    In the Kast video, they constantly have their hands in the pike’s gills to show the camera… is that pretty lethal for the fish?
    Agreed on The Hungry Trout vid. It got me even more psyched up for the season to open in a few days here in the Northeast.

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  4. B.King

    Super disappointed in you guys at Orvis. I watch these fishing videos every Friday with my little kids and you almost always put warnings about language and I have never had to worry about porno in the movies but today that all changed. Not only was the porn in sea run tiger taimen there was absolutely no warning either. very disappointed with you guys. My family have purchase quite a bit from you and I always admired the high standards you had but that all changed today.

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    1. bc24

      Get over yourself. That flicker of a picture was as pornographic as the statue of david or the venus de milo. It was no work of art, but for crying out loud it wasn’t hardcore. As for a warning, how about you not rely on Orvis to be the parent in your family. Preview the videos if you are so concerned.

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