Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 06.19.15

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’ve got sixteen great videos which will take you from New Zealand to Finland, and from the Florida Keys to British Columbia. Salt lovers will find plenty to love here, as well. Don’t miss the final video, which is the 20-minute version of “Lac du Mâle” by our friends at Hooké. By now, you’ve probably seen enough of their work to know that this one has epic shots, great music, and some impressive fish.

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 695 great videos on the site!

See you next week with a fresh set of films!


The dudes from Brothers on the Fly travel south to Italy for their latest adventure, featuring stunning scenery, gorgeous water, and some wild trout.


Here’s a short film showcasing the amazing dry fly fishing around Prince George in northern British Columbiain late May.


This is absolutely mesmerizing. Our pal Dan Decibel captured some wonderful shots of rolling tarpon in the Florida Keys. Those are some beautiful creatures. Oh, to be on the bow of a flats boat right there.


Our new intern, Jared, put together a fun mash-up of his summer adventures so far, including such far flung destinations as Florida, New Jersey, and Vermont.


This video from Italy claims to be about a special Italian casting technique, taucht at Scuola Italiana di Pesca a Mosca, but I just enjoy watching the fish eat the flies.


You gotta love a 30-second video that captures tho whole experience, from cast to landing. . .and that’s a helluva seatrout.


Our local folks at the Meadows Project have released a second trailer for their upcoming “Spring” episode, shot right here in the 802.


From Norway comes a video about one of those days when everything comes together and the fish are taking dry flies with abandon.


Reid Ogden shot this shorty about a Gheenoe adventure in Florida’s Mosquito Lagoon, where angler Pat Gingras laid into the redfish.


Fly-fishing from a canoe on West Bear and High Lakes on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula looks like a good time.


They had a strange winter in Missoula, with crazy warm temperatures and little snow, but Carl Biederman managed to get in some powder runs and good fishing days.


Our second 30-second saltwater clip comes from southwestern Florida, where anglers chase redfish in the mangrove channels.


Janne and Aleksi do some early summer streamer fishing and catch a couple of gorgeous brown trout, as well as displaying some sketchy net work.


Here’s a longish (9 minutes) but well done video by some young anglers gettin’ after it in western North Carolina..


This 17-minute production chronicles a four-week trip fly-fishing through New Zealand, and it features the kind of big, beautiful trout you’ve come to expect from those Kiwi waters.


We posted the great trailer for the latest Hooké adventure a couple weeks ago, and now the full 20-minute version is available. Derek and Fred chase big pike on the Gouin reservoir at Lac du Mâle in northern Quebec. Make sure you click the CC button for English subtitles.

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