Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 03.31.17


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’ve got a good mix of foreign and domestic action, and species run the gamut from trout to giant snakeheads, to striped bass and snook.

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 a beautiful short video about dry-fly fishing in Iceland.


These are fraught times when it comes to issues of mining and the environment, but this video offers a more nuanced view, from the perspective of an angler.


Good stuff from Ben Carmichel shows just how great fly-fishing in the Northeast can be.


Sweet stuff from Opening Day in eastern Finland. You can tell Finland isn’t part of Scandinavia by the lack of coffee-brewing shots.


Just in case you doubted the reality of the stoke. . . .


Our buddy Drew from Looknfishy gets out on the marsh in his kayak, and madness ensues.


I love small mountain streams, so this video from Austria is right up my alley.


Always great to see videos that feature female anglers, and Alexandra Spring clearly knows her way around a trout stream.


In case you’re wondering why we’re pushing so hard to save the Everglades. . . .


One cast, one trout, one minute: my kind of video.


Catching giant snakeheads on the fly in Malaysia looks like a blast, but that’s an odd stripping technique.


We finish up with a cool story from my home state of New Hampshire, featuring some serious stripahs.

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