Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 06.08.18


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. This was a banner week, and our collection comprises eighteen great videos that span the globe. There’s a great mixture of fresh and salt, destinations, and species on display. And don’t miss the final two videos, longer than the rest, which tell compelling stories about how the sport can save lives . . . literally.

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 exactly 1,435 great videos on the site!


Here’s the latest release from the great Todd Moen, which features Heather Hodson as she wades her favorite home waters in search of cutthroat trout and solitude.


This is a gorgeous video about fly-fishing the upper reaches of the mighty Moisie River in the Ouapetec sector.


Hurricane Irma was a big deal in South Florida, causing massive damage and loss of life, but Eric Estrada and friends found a silver lining.


It only takes six seconds for this video about sea-trout fishing in Argentina to grab your attention.


Our old pal, Luke Bannister, offers another video to sooth the soul and calm the worried mind


Fly-fishing for tarpon in the Florida Keys gets the rock-and-roll treatment.


You don’t often think of stillwater fishing when you picture New Zealand’s South Island, but Andrew Harding (a.k.a.troutboynz) shows us how it’s done.


Fly fishing isn’t always about pristine waters in the wilderness. Sometimes, you take the water you can get, and it can surprise you.


Guide Abbie Schuster fishes one the biggest saltwater tournaments of the year, on Cape Cod.


Here’s a beautiful look at North Carolina’s Tuckaseegee River, one of the trout-fishing gems of the Southeast.


Half a minute of summer fishing in Sweden. Nice trout!


Bozeman and Missoula get all the attention, but right between the two is Butte, which has its own angling charms.


I have no idea where this is or who these people are, but the filming is glorious, in stunning 4K.


Another fun day of fishing for tarpon and snook in the Cancun Nichupte Lagoon.


Fat-bike fishing is Swedish Lapland looks like a great time, and the vistas are gorgeous.


Adding Atlantic cod to the species life-list of the F5.


Chad Brown, of Soul River Inc., was the recipient of the first Orvis Breaking Barriers Award back in 2015. This great short documentary tells the story of a trip for inner-city kids and combat veterans to far northern Alaska.


Finally, here’s the full, 25-minute version of “Beyond the Horizon,” which tells the story of Rankin Jackson’s struggle to provide for his family while trying to survive the push of drug-running and ultimately how fly fishing revealed his road to redemption.

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