Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 05.08.15

Welcome to our latest edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, featuring the best videos from around the world. This week, we have fourteen videos from around the world, from New Zealand to Norway, and from The Bahamas to North Carolina. Strangely absent is the American West. What’s up with that?

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 a montage of great fishing on New Zealand’s South Island. According to the filmmaker, he lost 80% of the footage he shot. If this is just the outtakes, I’d like to have seen the good stuff!


There are some gorgeous shots in this trailer for an upcoming film about those who are obsessed with fly-fishing for Atlantic salmon.


Doug Roland of LowCountry Journal is back with another great video shot on the marshes of South Carolina, featuring beautiful light and some tails in the grass.


From the French countryside comes this lovely short video about enjoying what’s around you when you’re on the water. Don’t miss the ghostly brown trout.


Here’s some more New Zealand goodness, this time from the North Island, as Andrew Harding (a.k.a. “troutboynz“) and friends fish a small lake for big trout.


Have you ever seen a bass pick up a fly? You will in this cool underwater video from Jake Wood.


Xplor is a film project about anglers pitting themselves against the fish and the environment on Andros Island in The Bahamas. Based on this trailer, it looks pretty cool, despite the silly name.


This looks like a fun trout stream, flowing through the suburbs somewhere in Norway (I think).


It says “winter” in the title, but the season in North Carolina looks pretty darned fisherman-friendly.


Filmed somewhere in the Germany/Austria/Switzerland region, this video chronicles a great three-day trip for trout in some beautiful rivers.


Here’s some more fun redfish action, this time from the marshes of southeastern Louisiana. Could the fish really be that color, or is it some editing trickery?


No matter how you feel about fly-fishing competitions, this video promoting an Italian event is pretty gorgeous.


This is an important video from the Upper Missouri Waterkeep about the importance of riparian buffers to protect water quality. Plus, it’s just pretty to look at.


Here’s the latest from the Geobass crew, in which they travel to Guyana to fish the Rewa River for peackock bass and lots of other crazy jungle species.

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