Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 07.08.16

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. Whereas last week was pretty light on good productions, this week represents a big comeback. We’ve got fifteen great videos, covering everything from bonefish in Hawaii to big trout in Scandinavia to grass carp in Arkansas to more big trout in the Rockies.

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. Just one day left to enter!

We kick things off with a great video from Norway by Tørt Fly Fishing, featuring one man, one bug, and one fish.

Although I generally like Ken Tanaka‘s videos, they’re often too long and talky. This edit from an 8-day excursion out West is just right.

Angler Andrew Bennett chases big “Oio” on the flats of Hawaii and lands a real beauty.

Out friends at The High Lonesome Ranch in western Colorado put together this cool supercut.

Would any of you mind loaning me $6.5 million? This is probably the sweetest real estate ad you’ll ever see.

I love the animated graphics in this video from Sweden, shot during the hatch of the famed Ephemera vulgata.

Here’s the first episode of a new web series called “The West Is Calling,” focused on the salmonfly hatch. I look forward to more.

We don’t see a lot of hybrid-bass videos, so I wanted to offer this one for our friends in the Heartland.

Here;s 61 seconds of cool redfish footage from Marsh Hen Media, outta southeastern Louisiana.

Yup, I know it’s an ad, but it’s a pretty dang good one, shot on the waters of western Wyoming.

We covered Norway and Sweden, so why not Denmark? Here’s a one-minute look at an angler’s attempt to catch a rising fish.

This is just a short, pretty piece of filmmaking, although Ms. Johansson needs a bit of #keepemwet training.

Drew from Looknfishy has been targeting grass carp with great success lately, stalking them in his kayak.

Just about a minute’s worth of brown-treat releases. It’s cool to watch em swim away.

We end with a cool profile of legendary bass guitar maker and devout flyfisherman, Stuart Spector, who offers some cool perspectives on the sport.

2 thoughts on “Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 07.08.16”

  1. Great videos as usual Phil. I was wondering how one goes about gaining consideration. I’ll admit that my videos were pretty crude at the start and used copyrighted music (novice mistake). Subsequently however I’d like to believe I’ve improved as a film maker / editor and we’ve switched over to free music so….

    Here is one of my latest videos for your consideration. It would be an honor to get selected for your Friday Film Festival.

    Tight lines,


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