Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 07.28.17


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. This week, we’ve got an even dozen productions that will get you pumped for time on the water this weekend. Destinations range from northern Finland to southern Patagonia, and from British Columbia to the Florida Everglades.

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 more than 1,390 great videos on the site!


We kick things off with a cool video about fly-fishing for grayling in northern Finland, which is not a sport for the faint-hearted, as you must be able to deal with big water and big weather.


Patrick Rhea and co. from Livit Films head into the small mangrove channels, in search of baby tarpon–and there’s a pretty straightforward conservation message at the end.


The Upper Skagit, in southwestern British Columbia, is not much like the more famous salmon-and-steelhead waters downstream, but it still holds some beautiful trout.


Our pal Ken Tanaka is back with another teaser, this time for an upcoming video about fishing a sweet small stream in the Beehive State.


Catching a sheepshead on the fly is a rite of passage for many marsh anglers, and Zach looks pretty stoked to land his first.


The production values aren’t sky high, here, but the folks from Trxstle cover a lot of water in their Tour de Rockies and catch some glorious fish.


Just a minute of high-energy golden-dorado action to whet your appetite . . . .


An eight-day backpacking trip into the Jämtland region of Sweden produces some fine trout and gorgeous scenery.


Young Blake Williams takes a stab at carping on the Missouri, and the results ain’t half bad.


Did you know that Italy has chalk streams full of trout? Here’s some footage of a sweet stretch of water near Rome.


Patagonia isn’t the first destination that comes to mind when you think “big brook trout,” . . . but maybe it should be.


We finish up with a full episode of “The New Fly Fisher,” as host Colin McKeown is on the hunt for giant northern pike in northwestern Ontario

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