Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 05.19.17


Written by: Phil Monahan

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. I’m not gonna lie: this wasn’t a banner week for great videos. But we’ve still got eleven compelling productions to kick off your weekend with a bang. From the flats of Indonesia to the rivers of Wyoming, and from The Bahamas to Alaska, you’ll be able to experience some fascinating and exciting moments on the water.

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 more than 1,340 great videos on the site!


We kick things off with a gorgeous, one-minute video by Ben Kraushaar, featuring an angler named Anna getting the job done in Wyoming.


Sometimes it’s hard to get folks who haven’t been to Alaska to understand how grand the scale is, but I think this video from the Goodnews River in Bristol Bay does a pretty good job.


The Bahamas is another magical place, and this video about chasing bonefish one Crooked and Acklins Islands features some glorious footage.


If this is just an “ordinary day” for Marc, then I think he’s living right.


Oliver White brings trout-fishing guide and army veteran Wesley Hodges to Venice, Louisiana to give saltwater fly fishing a shot.


I’ve always been a fan of the one-fish video, and here’s a shorty from Slovenia that shows how stealth can pay off.


I guided in Paradise Valley more than 20 years ago, and the area still holds a special place in my heart–because of the landscape, the waters, and the fish.


There are no fish in this video, but it captures the sense of anticipation that comes when the first salmonflies are spotted.


Here’s a short trailer for an upcoming film about fly-fishing the flats of Indonesia for bonefish, something I don’t think we’ve covered before.


Here’s a moving story about an angler and guide in need. It’s a well-made video about a lot more than fly fishing.


Finally, here’s a full episode of “The New Fly Fisher,” in which Mark Melnyk explores the streams and rivers of northern Ontario in search of wild brook trout.

3 thoughts on “Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 05.19.17

  1. Lane

    First video is Alsop lake, I believe. Close to my home town of Laramie, WY (don’t worry this lake and other lakes close by are a secret to no one so I feel good about talking about them). Lots of good fish at the Plains lakes. The plains lakes are extremely fertile; a trout can grow from 8 inches stocked in the spring to 16-18 inches in the fall. There are big problems with winterkill seemingly every year, unfortunately. Extremely high ph in these waters allows copious amounts aquatic invertebrates to thrive. Scuds, waterboatmen, crayfish, etc.. Lots of good memories from out there.

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