Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 07.10.15


Written by: Phil Monahan

Welcome to our latest edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, featuring the best videos from around the world. This week, our collection of 16 videos is pretty eclectic, taking you from the coldest arctic rivers to the jungles of Thailand, from the Florida Keys to North Idaho. And you’ve never seen dry-fly-sipping chubs like the ones here!

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 739 great videos on the site!

See you next week with a fresh set of films!


We kick things off with the latest from everyone’s favorite Lithuanian filmmaker, Vaidas Uselis, who shot this gorgeous piece on some Norwegian forest lakes, where the mayflies brought trout to the surface.


Here’s a cool film that explores the inherent desire to conquer the unknown that consumes us, the places it takes us, and the experiences it leads us to.


Short and sweet, this tarpon video is also gorgeous and captures some killer action.


You know, it takes a bold vision to conceive of a Big Lebowski-based fly-fishing-for-sharks video. Bravo, gentlemen.


I could look at these stunning native cutthroats all day.


I love to see young anglers braving the elements to catch trout, and this springtime edit from Utah features some crappy weather and nice fish.


Some great Low Country action, casting to redfish in shallow channels in South Carolina.


This is really cool: an angler heads into the arctic to try to catch an open-water trout. . .in winter.


This one is just 35 seconds of pure tarpon goodness.


Al Troth’s Elk Hair Caddis has always been this filmmaker’s fly. In 1996, he got to spend 10 days with Al in Dillon, Montana, tying flies and fishing for Montana’s browns and rainbows.


Gray drakes tend to get both fish and anglers all worked up, as this video from southern Wyoming shows.


Would you have ever guessed that you could do a remote horseback fly-fishing trip like this. . .in France?


The latest from Ken Hanley and co. shows how intense California saltwater fly fishing can be. . .


Many folks look down upon the lowly chub, but when they’re feeding on the surface like this, casting to them is a no-brainer. Great shots of fish taking flies here.


The Fly Fishing Collaborative is an organization trying to use fly fishing to do some good works. Here, they head to Thailand to fish for golden mahseer and help local communities.


Here’s a trailer for a DVD series from New Zealand, featuring author Derek Grzelewski, whose fly-fishing books have received tons of praise.

13 thoughts on “Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 07.10.15

    1. Phil Monahan Post author

      I’m not having that experience. Anyone else not getting the “full screen” icon?

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      1. Andy B

        I did a little further digging, and it looks like adding webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen in addition to the usual allowfullscreen should allow Firefox users to watch the Vimeo embeds fullscreen without leaving the page.

        For example:

        Reply
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