Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 04.27.18

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 witnessed an explosion of great films. Our collection includes twenty (20!) productions that take the viewer from Oregon to Norway, from Long Island to California, and from Patagonia to Greenland.

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 full-film release from the great Todd Moen, of Catch Magazine. This one features a gorgeous high-country lake that’s full of bass, plus some killer moped stunts by the legendary Brian O’Keefe.

Speaking of full films, here is the 20-minute version of “Tributaries,” by RC Cone, which takes you to The Bahamas, Iceland, and Argentina to meet three incredible anglers.

When you’re chasing steelhead in the Pacific Northwest, the entire spectrum of emotions can be felt in an instant. It’s the best, it’s the worst, and it consumes you.

The most recent chapter of Omar Shawki’s “My Home Away from Home” series is full of brilliant scenery and great steelhead action. Great stuff from Waist Deep Media.

Dory Breaux wanted to test his new camera (the Ursa Mini 4K), so he made this gorgeous little video about fishing with best friends, featuring a killer soundtrack.

Our buddy Spencer Durrant shot this video about the magic of fly fishing in his home state, Utah.

A day in the life of an angler on the river in Årdal, Rogaland in Western Norway.

One morning in France, fly-fishing a small creek for brown trout at dawn . . . .

Greenland is slowly moving its way upward on my bucket list.

If you want to sell your region as a fly-fishing destination, this is one way to do it. Welcome to Sun Valley, Idaho.

The scenery of Argentina’s Patagonia is simply stunning, and the trout ain’t bad, either.

Why do I suddenly crave hot link sausages?

A beautiful brown trout caught on dry fly in Anariset, Swedish Jämtland.

This is one of the more gorgeous videos about sea-trout fishing we’ve seen recently, shot in the Hvaler Islands on the Norwegian coastline

Here’s a minute and a half of trout rising to blue-winged olives on Colorado’s South Platte River two days ago.

Here’s a gorgeous short video that’s really a rumination on why we fly fish. I think we can all agree with much of this.

Stop-motion Lego footage of fly-fishing the Deschutes? Yes, please. This is fun.

This commercial for Yakima features some fine fly-fishing scenes, but I really like the dog.

Here’s the fascinating trailer for a film about the movement to change the perception of hydropower in Finland and put the focus back on free-flowing rivers and anadromous fishes.

In case you missed it earlier in the week, here’s the epic, four-years-in-the-making film from Peter Laurelli about chasing saltwater species in the Northeast. Some remarkable footage!

One thought on “Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 04.27.18”

  1. Love the Friday film festival! Inspired me to make a short film about a friend from college coming up to my humble river in Maryland to chase some wild browns with me. Would love for people to check it out and give some feedback! Always looking to improve!

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