Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 04.24.15

Welcome to the latest edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, brought to you from the Holiday Inn Downtown, in Missoula, Montana. Here’s a cool dozen videos from around the world, from The Seychelles to The Bahamas, from the Madison to Finland.

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 all-new, improved Orvis fly-fishing video theater: The Tug. As of today, there are more than 600 great videos on the site!

See you next week with a fresh set of films!


We kick things off with this gorgeous video from Brickhouse Creative, shot in the Beartrap Canyon on the Madison River. The scenes of trout taking flies are mesmerizing.


From Italy comes this cool video of rising fish and just two casts. Perhaps the first fly-fishing video with a Janis Joplin soundtrack?


I’m hanging out with Fred and Hugo from Hooke in Montana right now, but here’s a salty piece from their cohorts, Jeff and Derek, who headed to Long Island in The Bahamas. As a Bruins fan, however, I cannot endorse the Habs love on display here.


We’ve all heard this passage from Michigan author John Voelker (a.k.a. Robert Traver), but it’s even better when paired with the great images of Michigan’s UP, courtesy of Aaron Peterson.


Short, sweet, and full of action, this tarpon-fishing video packs it all in at under a minute. The ending is rough, though.


This is just about the prettiest stillwater video ever. It’s in Swedish, but I don’t think you need to understand. Just look at the imagery.


Winter’s over, but this great video shows the magic of hiking in to a stream when the mercury is low.


The Farqyuhar Atoll in the Seychelles is a very long way away, but this video captures why folks are willing to make the journey.


Cool story from The Humblefisherman, who is in search of a big cutty that stole his fly the day before.


The response of these Finnish anglers to trout rising to big stoneflies will be familiar to any angler. . . .


You know how I love to see the young’uns catching fish, and Alex gets his dry-fly action on here, while in the front of Dave Brown’s boat.


Here’s the first full-length episode from “The Meadows Project,” shot by some Vermont locals on streams not too far from Orvis HQ. This episode is focused on the winter season, preparing for the 2015 Vermont trout season.

7 thoughts on “Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 04.24.15”

  1. The video testify was the one that spoke to me in this group of very good video’s. I could not have described the
    passion for the sport as well but I feel the same.
    Greg

  2. Love what the Meadows Project folks are doing … and note that the state will be adopting no kill as a permanent regulation on the Battenkill going forward thanks in no small part to the folks that turned out to the meeting in Manchester back in Feb. It looks like the state will also adopt the suggestion of extending no kill above the old Dufrense dam site and along the entire length of the East Branch from Oct 1 through the close of the season to protect the spawning trout that are now able to move above the old dam and access the spawning areas above there.

  3. I always read the comments before watching videos… Testify was everything I expected and more – need to get back on the water ASAP.

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