Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 07.01.16


Written by: Phil Monahan

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. Full disclosure: The video options this week were not particularly strong, so I’ve reached back into the archive to supplement the new productions. The result is a great collection of videos that cover the world and offer great looks at both freshwater and saltwater action.

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 1,225 great videos on the site!

See you next week with a fresh set of films. And don’t forget to check out our Fourth of July Made-in-the-USA Giveaway!


We kick things off with a classic from Dave and Amelia Jensen, as they fish tiny streams in New Zealand for stunning trout. Could you handle this kind of hand-to-hand combat?


I don’t know who the LaCalle brothers are, but they clearly love saltwater fly fishing, and this video offers an array of locations, species, and experiences.


This classic from Norway is beautifully shot and features some lovely brown trout.


We don’t see a lot of fly-fishing videos from Peru, but this one is quite gorgeous. The lake at the end is an amazing location, too.


Nobody shoots Northeast saltwater action like Peter Laurelli, and this trailer from his 2012 feature is a good example of the passion he brings to the project.


The combination of fly fishing and family make for a cool video from Chris Walklet, who shows his daughter the ropes. . .and she shows that she’s a good student.


Landon Smith shot this cool video on Colorado’s South Platte, and the drone footage is great.


The production quality isn’t top-notch in this video from Canada’s Yukon Territory, but I could watch fish smash topwater poppers all day.


The young’uns from WildFly Productions found a pretty good piece of water in the mountains of North Carolina and made this fun video.


We’ve posted many times about the incredible work that Chad Brown does through his organization Soul River Runs Wild. Here’s a look at a recent trip to Oregon that brought together inner-city kids and combat veterans.


We finish with a full, 40-minute episode of IFISH, focusing on the incredible story of Etu Davey, a saltwater guide in the Cook Islands of the South Pacific. Compelling stuff, and some incredible fish. Warning: Some spin fishing.

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