Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 04.03.15

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. This week’s collection offers fourteen videos, with lots of steelhead and seatrout. Do not miss the final video, about a veterans who finds himself again through fly fishing. You won’t be sorry.

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 600 great videos on the site!

See you next week with a fresh set of films!

We kick things off with cool scenes from the only Atlantic steelhead fishery in the world, on Argentina’s Santa Cruz River. There’s also a surprise sea-run brown thrown in for good measure.

Photographer Russell Schnitzer has spent years working on documenting the issues around conservation and restoration of wild salmon and steelhead fisheries, and this beautiful video is the result of a year’s work up and down the Oregon Coast. It’s a little over 11 minutes long, but well worth your time.

Here’s a cool look at a magical day on a New Mexico stillwatery fishery full of chunky rainbows and browns.

In under a minute, you get a real feel for how tough it is to fight a big crevalle jack in deep water.

Here’s a little fairytale about a giant black troll who lives in the marsh and the brave knights. . .er. . .anglers who defeat him.

Roy Wheeldon at Fly Fishing Fantasies offers a cool, self-shot look at chasing BC steelhead on dry flies.

From Denmark comes this beautifully shot video about a bunch of Swedish anglers trying to get a jump-start on their seatrout season.

A couple of female anglers, Regan Flanagan and Stephanie Powell, head into Idaho’s southern desert wilderness in search of red-banded trout and find some killer small-stream action.

Our pal Stefan Ågren, of frontsidefly, stumbled on this old footage from a trip deep into the mountains of Sweden. There are hits and misses here. . .plus one beautiful brown trout and a lot of Swedish conversation.

Here’s a video that tries to capture the essence of the famed Thompson River in British Columbia and the need to protect the steelhead that return each year.

The Norwegian anglers and filmmakers at Tørt Fly Fishing offer a seet, slo-mo look at early season seatrout fishing.

There’s more than one kind of March Madness, as this video from northwestern Montana demonstrates.

It’s always exciting to find a video that tries something new, and this one from Marco Vismara combines stories about love, loss, and bamboo. What do you think that final shot means?

Here’s a remarkable video that tells the story of a young Iraq War veteran who struggles to transition to civilian life with his family until a fly fishing trip with Project Healing Waters changes his life forever. This is powerful stuff.

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