Classic Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 03.08.24

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 a classic collection from 2017 that features a baker’s dozen videos with a decidedly freshwater slant. But that doesn’t mean it’s all trout, all the time. In addition to great edits from New Zealand, Slovenia, and Alaska, we’ve got warmwater action from South American and a little bit of salty weirdness from the Arabian Peninsula.

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.


We kick things off with a fast-paced trailer for a film from Scientific Anglers. That’s our pal Jim Lepage laying into a sweet smallmouth, too.


I guess that this is an ad for some real estate thing, but it’s also a strong meditation of fly fishing and the partnership between man and dog.


Check out this beautiful winter-fishing video from Gradient Films.


Good heavens, this looks like a great time: chasing big golden dorado in a clear freestone stream. It’s like someone combined a brook trout with a tarpon and a pike.


Andrew Harding (a.k.a. troutboynz) and his buddy Dan get in some winter fishing on the North Island of New Zealand, landing some real beauties.


I have fished some of these streams in Slovenia, and I assure you that they are magical. This video captures some of that.


Here’s a cool, quick look at Montana’s Bighorn River, featuring some iconic locations.


We don’t get too many videos about smallmouth fishing, so I always appreciate it when I can find a good one.


Who doesn’t like watching trout taking dry flies off the surface?


I’ve included this video, which doesn’t have great production values, because the experience looks cool–catching milkfish while wading in Dubai.


Here’s thirty seconds of fast cuts and weirdness that actually holds together, and I do love me a brook trout like the one at the end.


Our colleague Bill Reed put together this cool edit about his solo brook-trout adventures in the Adirondacks and the Green Mountains.


This is a longish look at an exciting trip to Bristol Bay, featuring big country, big bears, and big fish.

5 thoughts on “Classic Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 03.08.24”

  1. Growing up in the Albany area and spending many, many weekends in an Adirondack lean-to and fishing those ponds was all brought back viewing Bill reed’s piece.
    I’m gonna have to make a trip back…
    Thanks Bill!

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