Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 04.18.14

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. This week, we’ve got 16 cool videos, offering many different perspectives on the sport we love. Destinations include New Zealand, Poland, Florida, and Alaska. Plenty of shorties, too, for those of you with short attention spans!

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!

Here’s a great video from British Columbia’s Chilko River, shot by Pierrot Bernier while working at Tsylos Park Lodge. Pierrot also runs a cool fishing lifestyle apparel website called Last Casts.

I saw Matt Dunkinson’s film “The River Keeper” at the Down the Hatch Film Fest in Missoula, and I assure you that it will be worth the wait. Here’s a teaser. Expect the official release in May.

Here’s a really well shot video of fly-fishing for seatrout in rivers. I’m guessing that the location is in Poland, but I could be wrong.

The use of fast-motion is a little jarring in some spots, but this video of fly-fishing the flats of Andros Island in The Bahamas has a lot of great action.

We’ve got several really short videos this week, and this promo reel offers up all kinds of action and locations in just a minute and a half.

When most folks think of fly fishing in Tasmania, the island off the southern coast of Australia, they think of sight-fishing to large trout in lakes. But here’s a look at the island’s southern rivers, which are gorgeous.

Half a minute of Florida peacock bass action, including a fine specimen at the end.

This video takes a while to get going, but it comes through in the end with some beautiful trout.

This short, dreamy video from Germany (I think) has a cool atmosphere and lovely visuals. That’s a pretty little trout at the end, too.

Here’s a cool little piece of history: a short documentary, made in 1955, on fly-fishing in Scotland. Note that the woman tier uses no vise.

Who doesn’t love watching trout eat bugs off the surface? These browns are chowing on Taeniopteryx nebulosa, or winter stoneflies

This is hilarious: a television commercial from 1996 touting a new feature of the online community Prodigy in those early days of the Interwebs. Anyone even remember that? But the fly-fishing theme is well done.

Fly-fishing the Arkansas River near Pueblo, Colorado, in heavy snow actually looks pretty fun.

Here’s the first of a two-part series on fishing for seatrout in Sweden. These young filmmakers have a unique vision that I think is pretty cool.

Part II.

Ten days and ten vastly different New Zealand rivers—everything from spring creeks to backcountry headwaters, lowland freestone to alpine tarns…even flicking flies in estuaries for sea-run trout.

9 thoughts on “Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 04.18.14”

  1. Regarding the film “Fishing the Dry – The Cast Chilko” it says the Chilko River is in Alaska and was shot by a man working at Tsylos Park Lodge. I’ve fished that river and have been to that lodge. Both are 100 percent in the Province of British Columbia. Chilko River flows out of Chilko Lake and then winds its way eventually into the Fraser River. Nothing to do with Alaska. 100 percent Canadian! Sorry to disappoint you.

    1. You are absolutely correct, and I am not disappointed (but slightly abashed). My brain was clearly on break when I typed that. My bad. Of course the Chilko is in BC. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: speed kills.

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