Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 04.07.17


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’re serving up a dozen videos that take you from the bull-trout streams of BC to the tarpon waters of Boca Grande, and from the taimen waters of Siberia to the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania.

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!


Wanna go to Brazil to catch big peacocks? You sure will after watching this cool video from photographer John Sherman. There are some stunning fish on display here.


This is one of the prettiest pike videos we’ve seen, and it clocks in at just under a minute.


The big tarpon of Tampa Bay are the subject of this video from Florida-based photographer Cat Chase.


The Siberian taimen is a spectacular game fish, and this video features some true beasts.


How about a little two-handing for steelhead on Oregon’s Rogue River? Yes, please.


If you love small-stream fishing, then you’ll dig this production from the Laurel Highlands and Central Pennsylvania.


Not much to say here: just two minutes of fly-fishing highlights from around the world, which may make you long for a little angling travel.


The bull trout of British Columbia look like tons of fun, don’t they?


This week seems to be full of great, short videos. Here’s a minute of real Montana goodness.


Here’s a little dramatic slo-mo action featuring some sweet brown trout.


This is a fascinating 14-minute documentary by Brothers on the Fly about the movement to introduce catch-and-release fly fishing to their native Germany, where the practice is currently illegal. Click the “CC” button for English subtitles.


We finish up with a full-length episode of “The New Fly Fisher,” in which Colin McKeown and Pete Kutzer travel to Hawk Lake Lodge for some smallmouth-bass action. Great stuff!

One thought on “Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 04.07.17

  1. Paul M

    I hope the German fishermen are successful in implementing a “legal” Catch and Release program. As we’ve learned, it takes scientific data and education to create these changes, e.g. the Madison River, etc. The Farmington River in Connecticut is another good example of how to manage a fishery for both native and stocked trout. Although it is not mentioned on the video, I’m sure they’ve investigated the management practices in the USA as they did for England. Appears to be an opportunity for a technology exchange program.

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