Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 04.21.17


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, our collection features an even dozen videos about casting for trout, bass, tarpon, and more. Locations range from New Zealand’s South Island to Swedish Lapland and from Florida saltwater to winter fishing in 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 more than 1,340 great videos on the site!


It’s been a long time since we led off an F5 with a 30-second GoPro video, but this one from Vancouver-based angler Ebi Fisher made me laugh pretty hard. Warning: One mild curse.


This stoke reel for the South Africa version of the F3T will surely get your blood pumping.


Brothers on the Fly travel back to the gorgeous landscapes of the Trentino region of northern Italy in this beautiful video.


David Mangum of Shallow Water Expeditions has a tarpon problem–as in, he can’t stop thinking about new and better ways to catch them on a fly.


Here’s the latest in the “People We Met” series from Hooké, this time featuring Jay Bartlett, guitarist and singer for the band Counterpoint. When he isn’t touring, he loves fishing for salmon in Swedish Lapland.


At the other end of the globe, Andrew Harding (a.k.a. troutboynz) explores the lowland swamps on New Zealand’s South Island where he fished with his dad decades ago.


Fly-fishing for sea trout off the eastern coast of Sweden can be a hit-or-miss proposition, and it’s not for the faint of heart.


I could watch big brown trout eat (or not) dry flies all day.


You know how I love a short, one-fish video, and this one from the Missouri River fits the bill.


For you warmwater lovers, here’s a shorty from Tennessee that will have you yearning for warmer days.


Colorado’s Blue River tailwater is known as a winter-fishing paradise, and I think you’ll see why in this short video from Geoff Tice.


Finally, in case you missed the launch of our “Els & Pippa” Campaign yesterday. Check out this awesome video and then share it with the hashtag #LongLiveMoms. Orvis will donate $1 for every share (up to $10,000) to Casting For Recovery.

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