Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 04.20.18


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 another fourteen killer productions, featuring trout, trout, and trout. There’s a bit of salt- and warmwater, but it’s mostly all about the trout. These videos will take you from New Zealand to Sweden, and from Arkansas to California to Colorado.

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 exactly 1,435 great videos on the site!


We kick things off with the latest from Chase and Aimee of Tight Loops, a beautiful video that makes an important point about getting off the beaten path: the quiet wilderness is a reward in and of itself.


I love a fly-fishing video with an actual plot. Here’s a story that combines skateboarding and fly fishing in a way you may never have imagined. Warning: a few curse words.


Fly-fishing for freshwater stripers in California doesn’t get much coverage here, so I was excited to see the latest from Meng Syn.


Slim pickins for saltwater videos this week, but here’s a fight with a big tarpon that includes a few jumps in close.


Trevor Sithole is an icon in the growth of South African fly fishing, he was introduced to fly fishing through a fly fishing project that was initiated to educate local people about the brown trout that reside in the higher reaches of the Mooi River in the Kamberg Valley of Kwa-Zulu Natal.


Fly fishing for sea trout on the Swedish west coast get a lovely treatment in this film from Carpe Diem.


Luke Bannister lives the “Moment of Chill” ethos in his latest video, from the Westcountry of England.


Just some spectacular footage of trout fishing in New Zealand.


Colin McKeown of the New Fly Fisher casts for smallmouth bass on the Seine River in northwestern Ontario.


Filmmaker Austin Green offers up some nymphing in sweet 180fps slo-mo.


3 Days, 3 States, and 3 Rivers: the Paco, the Oak, and the famous San Juan. A trip that can only set you free.


This must be a test reel or something from Rosewood Media House, but it makes for a little eye candy.


The White River in Arkansas gets the drone treatment.


Finally, and to make up for the lack of saltwater videos this week, here’s a favorite from Black Fly Eyes, in which they travel to Nicaragua’s Miskito Coast for tarpon.

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