Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 05.23.14

Welcome to a new edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available. This week, we’ve got 15 great videos from around the world, with an emphasis on Europe—including Norway, Denmark, France, and Slovenia. There’s some cool saltwater action, as well. If you missed it earlier, check out the full-length version of the wonderful documentary Rivers of a Lost Coast, which I posted late yesterday.

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 in regularly at The Tug, the Orvis online video theater. See you next week with a fresh set of films!


By now, you’re surely familiar with the killer videos from Dave and Amelia Jensen, of Fly Fish Alberta. They have recently put together a seven-part series on brown trout (which you have to pay for), and this trailer offers just a taste of some of the incredible footage they’ve captured over the past decade or so.


When the conditions are right, the Mother’s Day caddis hatch on Montana’s Yellowstone River can be spectacular, bringing fish to the surface in droves.


The guides from FlyCastaway—who have appeared on the F5 many times—explore the waters off the African coast and catch an amazing array of cool species.


Robert Thompson—the angler/filmmaker responsible for The River, Reverb, and The Brothers Brown—heads down to Missouri to fish. There’s not a ton of action, but the production is top-notch.


Someday, I will make it to the Lapland region of Norway, which looks to be a fly fisherman’s dream.


Dan Decibel is back with another cool Florida-based video, this one featuring some toothy critters of several sizes.


Speaking of bucket-list destinations, this video from Mongolia highlights the natural beauty of the untouched rivers there. . .not to mention the monstrous fish.


I like the feel of this video about anglers chasing seatrout in Denmark. The person behind the camera has managed to catch some great shots that offer a new perspective on the experience.


T-minus eight days until I’m on a plane to fish the Soca in Slovenia—from where I’ll be blogging daily June 2-6—so this video is only stoking the excitement. Beautiful water, beautiful fish, beautiful countryside.


This is twenty-eight seconds of sheer madness, which will leave you saying, “Uh. . .what?”


This is in Spanish, but you don’t need to speak the language to understand how epic the fishing can be at dusk in far southern Patagonia.


From Denmark comes this cool, short video, which is focused on the hatch of a local Baetis species.


This is a quick teaser for an upcoming video on tarpon fishing, and based on the shots on display here, the final product should be very exciting and pretty to look at.


Catching a trout below some Roman arches in the Gard Region of France? Mais, oui, s’il vous plais.


Here’s another seatrout video, this time from northern Norway. Again, the fillmaker has taken what is really a pretty static scene and made something interesting and exciting out of it.

12 thoughts on “Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 05.23.14”

    1. Hey Charlie, I’m with you. But I don’t make the videos; I just pick ’em. We need more high-quality bass productions. Maybe you can make one?

  1. I love the Danish vid. from Gudenåen + the music in it is fantastic.

    Can someone tell me what kind of trout it is in the vid. from Catching a trout below some Roman arches in the Gard Region of France? Mais, oui, s’il vous plais.

  2. As much as I enjoy trout footage, I would love to see an equal amount of flats/saltwater action since there is a great number of us who spend our time around salt. Vids were still great this week! Thanks for always coming through!

  3. Phil, are you heading to Slovenia??
    Hope you’re taking your GoPro and we will see you in one of these episodes soon. Have a great trip.

  4. Would just like to point out the film by Robert Thompson was in fact shot “somewhere in Missouri”, not in Arkansas as info bit says. All the less, was a beautiful video showcasing what we have here in Missouri. Love the F5! More small and largemouth bass!

  5. Here’s a little different look at the diversion on the Fraser River, a main tributary to the upper Colorado River. Watch as a mountain bike rider reveals the diversion and its effects on our rivers. https://vimeo.com/85786207

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