Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 05.22.15

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 sixteen videos, in a variety of genres and featuring a plethora of species (although trout do rule supreme).

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 643 great videos on the site!

See you next week with a fresh set of films!


We kick things off with the latest wonderful video from our old pal Peter Christensen, a film that was the hit of the 2015 Down the Hatch Film Festival in Missoula last month. It starts off slowly, but trust me: before you’re two minutes in, something happens that will blow your mind.


Sometimes, great filmmaking is all about capturing the unexpected, and this 25-second short from TwoFisted Heart Productions is the perfect example. Has this ever happened to you?


Here’s a gorgeous video from John Arnold of scumliner media, a portrait of Montana fly-fishing guide Michael Stack.


As you might imagine, a recap of the 2014 season in New Zealand features some pretty ridiculous browns and rainbows. This video does not disappoint.


This self-profile by Australian angler Cal Clarke focuses on an angler’s love of place, in this case the northeastern coast of the Land Down Under.


This video showcases short session with Rebecca Courtney, fishing in Mosquito Lagoon. The redfish are small, but the video is gorgeous.


Utah’s Green River is famous for its incredible number of big trout, and this film from Bloodknots showcases the trout and the wonderful scenery. It’s also a sunglasses promo, but quality of the video makes up for that.


Finding something new in fly fishing is tough to do, but this trailer for an upcoming film called “Trout in a Box” takes a new angle on the fly-fishing-travel genre. I’m still waiting for embed permission, so in the meantime, to watch the video, click here


It seems as if no F5 would be complete without some Scandinavian eye candy, and this beautifully filmed short from Sweden fits the bill.


I’ve never seriously considered fly-fishing for asp, but after seeing this Italian production, I am intrigued.


I always like to include a little weirdness in the F5, and this “dream” of fly fishing fits the bill. Plenty of cool shots, too.


Here’s a cool look at the rivers of the French Basque Country, as an angler uses a Tenkara rod to catch wild brown trout. The soundtrack features traditional Australian folk music, too.


Our local friends from southwestern Vermont are back with another trailer for the next installment of “The Meadows Project,” which will focus on spring fishing in the area.


The number of grass carp in Texas’s Lake Austin is out of control, so a couple young anglers aim to make the most of it.


The description for this video says, “Me and Maddi go out fly fishing for brown trout and get surprised by some nice brookies.” Find the brookies in this film!


Ultra-runners are already a little crazy, but add a fishing addiction to that mix, and here’s the kind of thing you end up with. . .

6 thoughts on “Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 05.22.15”

  1. Hey phil,

    I thought I’d share my last trip in virginia w/ our local TU chapter. shenandoah streams and tenkara mix well. https://vimeo.com/127784836

    thanks for giving us all something to do each weekend when we can’t make it out to the stream.

    – d nash

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