Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 05.20.16


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. Here are thirteen killer productions, featuring a slew of videos under a minute in length. (Shakespeare said that brevity is the soul of wit, and I believe it.) The videos below will take you from New Zealand to Norway, and from California to New York.

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 1,170 great videos on the site!

See you next week with a fresh set of films!


Our favorite Lithuanians living in Norway, a.k.a Black Fly Eyes, have managed to make the normally dreary seem downright dreamy in this video about early-season sea-trout fishing.


The title kind of oversells it, but this is a beautiful short from Montana’s Missouri River.


The stunning water, cool drone shots, and pretty trout make this video from Slovenia a pleasure to watch.


The mission of The Billfish Research Project is to pursue collaborative efforts between the science and sportfishing communities to enhance the billfish research knowledge base. This video is a great start!


Here’s this week’s taste of big New Zealand brown-trout action, courtesy of Adam Royter.


Utah’s Green River is considered dry-fly paradise by many anglers, and I think you’ll see why.


This might be the best 44-second look at Montana fly fishing you’ll see all day.


Thirty-eight seconds is plenty of time to tell the story of what goes into catching a Florida bonefish.


Half a minute from Colorado’s Eagle River, featuring one camera-friendly trout.


Here’s some cool bluewater action from the western coast of Australia, where they tease in sailfish for the fly.


Pyramid Lake isn’t the only place to catch Lahontan cutthroats, as this cool video from California’s Eastern Sierra demonstrates.


The production values aren’t great in this video from New York, but it has an authentic regular-folk vibe that I dig.


It’s “short video week,” apparently. Here’s one minute of tarpon jumps from the Keys.

6 thoughts on “Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 05.20.16

  1. George Souhlaris

    Phil quotes “filled with tarpon jumps in the keys.”
    Phil…i only count one jump in the entire video. I thought i was gonna see exciting jumps not a random fisherman with a random tarpon….come on man.

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  2. fishskicanoe

    “The production values aren’t great in this video…”. Production values seemed fine to me. 10 years ago having any fly fishing video on the web was a great thing. And most were done like this one; by a guy and a camera filming himself and his friends fishing. The product placement was a bit jarring but, hey, it got it posted on Orvis.com, right? ;^)

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