Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 04.14.17


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 offer fourteen productions, most of which are short and sweet. I have a real fondness for a one-minute video that really captures a moment. These videos will take you from Colorado to Lapland and from British Columbia to Italy, with plenty of U.S. destinations, as well.

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 1,340 great videos on the site!


We kick things off with a gorgeous look at the Canadian Rockies. It’ll make you wanna buy a helicopter.


“Why do you fly fish?” is a question many of us have heard. Here’s one attempt at a philosophical answer.


Here’s one minute of redfish goodness from Marsh Hen Media.


Years ago, I spent my last day as an fly-fishing guide on Morraine Creek, which makes this video from Alaska Sportsman’s Lodge such a treat. You’ll see why the place holds a special place in my memories.


The latest video in the “People We Met” series from our Canadian pals at Hooke focuses on an angler/photographer from Swedish Lapland.


Every time I come across a video from the Trentino region of Italy, I am blown away by the beauty of the landscape and filled with the desire to fish there.


Here’s a minute of winter-fishing goodness from British Columbia that captures the quiet magic of the season.


Here’s a cool video from a small town southwest of St. Louis, featuring a lovely spring creek.


Sometimes saltwater action isn’t about big game, but about having a blast throwing topwater flies to little bonita.


A group of friends explores Colorado’s Frying Pan and Roaring Fork Rivers, where they find some beautiful fish and amazing views.


This is a beautiful video from Puget Sound, where young Liam loves the solitude and the fish.


Although this video looks like it was shot in Mars, it’s actually from a place we don’t normally think of as an angling destination.


A little slo-mo release goodness from Norway . . . .


We finish up with a great Q&A session between Tom Brokaw and Thomas McGuane ate the recent ceremony in which McGuane received the American Museum of Fly Fishing’s 2017 Heritage Award.

4 thoughts on “Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 04.14.17

  1. Kingsford Lump

    Whatever happened to Amy from RI and her “Go Fund Me” film project, documenting fly fishing in the western states?!?
    That was over a year ago.

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  2. Kirby Coderre aka MidLifeFlysis

    I’d like to give a big thanks to Phil Monahan and the staff at Orvis for posting my video “Why?” on F5! I couldn’t be more thrilled and honoured to be recognised by those whom I have learned so much from and held in high esteem for many years. Thanks so much!

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