Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 04.29.16


Written by: Phil Monahan

Welcome the latest edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we feature the best videos from around the world. This week, it’s a Lucky 13 situation, featuring some absolutely gorgeous productions and incredible fish. From New Zealand to Finland and Colorado to Florida, these filmmakers have captures something special.

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 1,150 great videos on the site!

See you next week with a fresh set of films!


Dang. Andrew Harding (a.k.a. “troutboynz“) makes the most of living in New Zealand, doesn’t he? Of this video, he writes, it was “one of those magical days where everything just went right! Large fish were hungry after a recent fresh and were actively feeding out in the open.”


Yes, this is an ad. But it just may be one of the more incredibly shot ads we’ve seen, with some amazing sequences of leaping salmon. And the fish are simply stunning.


Check out this killer slo-mo redfish action from Spooled Reels, as they land a fish they’ve nicknamed “Old #7,” since they have caught him before.


Kamchatka like you’ve never seen it: cold and snowy. But the incredible trout are still there.


You know how I love to see the young’uns on the water, and these anglers seem to be working on their filmmaking skills at the same time. Well done!


Roy Wheeldon‘s latest steelhead adventure involves “pontooning” down a British Columbia river in search of chrome.


From Finland comes this sweet video about the rebirth of the landscape after a long winter, as well as some very nice brown trout.


These young anglers from Texas are willing to chase anything that swims, and they seem to have a good time in the process.


It’s been a long time since we’ve seen a film from our Scottish pal, Ronnie Goodwin. This video seems to be evidence that he’s excited about the upcoming season. No one does epic like Ronnie.


A few weeks ago, we posted the teaser for a project called “Seasons of the Stone,” which features women anglers casting on the waters around Yellowstone. Here’s a new clip showing what they’ve been up to.


Carp fishing in the jungle creeks of Australia looks a lot cooler than chasing golden bones under a highway bridge.


There are no fish here. Or fishing. Or scenery. It’s a performance of a classical music piece by Neil Danny, inspired by his fly-fishing experiences on the waters around Ketchum, Idaho. Enjoy a little kul-chah!


Finally, here’s a video with an important message about protecting the famed Au Sable River from a proposed fish farm at its headwaters. Click here to learn more and to see what you can do to help.

3 thoughts on “Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 04.29.16

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  2. Rocky Mountain Fly Film

    Dear Orvis/Phil,
    I recently finished and released my first fly fishing film titled “Rocky Mountain Fly”. I would love for the film to be featured in the Orvis Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival! I have attached a link (YouTube) to the film below for your consideration.

    Link to Film – Rocky Mountain Fly
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHOVFEft5d4

    Film Description
    “Rocky Mountain Fly is a fly fishing film that features some of the best dry fly fishing in Colorado. The adventure takes place on the South Platte River in Eleven Mile Canyon, a dream location for any dry fly fisherman or woman. With spectacular views, rising trout, amazing locations and remarkable cinematography this is a must see fly fishing film.”

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