Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 05.15.15

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 a cool sixteen videos, including a few oddities: orthodontists, kids skipping school, and an 80th birthday to remember. But don’t worry: there’s plenty of fly-fishing action to get you pumped up for the weekend.

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 now 638 great videos on the site!

See you next week with a fresh set of films!


Capt. Steven Kuieck offers a scenic look at the Muskegon River and the art of the two-handed fly rod. The drone footage really helps capture the size and beauty of the river.


One cast, and one beautiful brown trout taken from a stream in the Nelson region of New Zealand, on the northern tip of the South Island.


I never thought I’d feature a promotional film for an orthodontic practice here on the F5, but this great production won me over with its focus on family and tradition.


Our friends Dave and Amelia Jensen shot separate films on a single day on Alberta’s Bow River and spliced them into this one cool production.


We posted this trailer back in September, but it was quickly pulled down by the filmmaker. Well, it’s finally been released, and the film looks like it’s going to be very interesting.


Alvin Dedeaux of All Water Guides in Texas had a day to himself, so he brought the GoPro out on the water to capture some great leaping bass shots.


Young Nicholas Romano has put together an excellent video about the variety of fly-fishing opportunities in the Pacific Northwest (and beyond).


Poland is hardly a top destination for American fly fishers, but this video makes casting to brown trout on the Dunajec river look pretty epic.


Filmmaker Laura Palmer uses black-and-white to give this fly-casting video a sense of foreboding that’s both eerie and beautiful.


Y’all know how I love to see the young’uns getting out on the water instead of fiddling with the Xbox, and these dudes find some nice steelies in southern Ontario.


This short travelogue of a trip to Playa Blanca has a neat vintage feel to it, as well as some sweet mangove-lagoon action.


Finals week can be stressful, so why not take the edge off with a little Colorado trout fishing?


JAAAA! What this season wrap-up from northern Sweden lacks in production quality, it more than makes up for with gorgeous Atlantic salmon. Don’t miss the epic fist-bump finale.


Robert Thompson shot this cool scene of hatchery steelhead giving in to their genetic instincts in northeastern Michigan.


This video is lo-res, but it features some great tarpon leaps from a 75- and a 25-pounder on the flats of Cuba.


Man, I hope that I can host my 80th birthday party at a French trout estate! It’s a little swanky for my taste, but an octogenarian’s gotta take whatever luxuries he can find!

2 thoughts on “Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 05.15.15”

  1. Nice! Loved the hatchery steelhead trying to show their mustard while braving the falls. Instinct in a hatchery… I love to see it!

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