Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 08.09.13

Welcome to a new edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available. We have a great selection this week, fifteen more videos that will take you to amazing angling destinations, mostly in North America.

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 in regularly at The Tug, the Orvis online video theater. See you next week with a fresh set of films!

Wow. This video is simply gorgeously shot, and I think the superwide aspect ratio gives it a different feel. Not a lot of fish in this one, but the cinematography is wonderful.

Here’s some great footage from the Bonaventure River on the Gaspé Peninsula. The water is so spectacularly clear, the underwater scenes seem otherworldly.

Do you think this guy could have done any more to drive the hook home on this tarpon? I particularly dig his reaction at the end: where others might have been upset, he’s thankful and impressed.

This is not a fly-fishing video, per se, but it’s very closeup footage of a pair of spawning cutthroats in Montana. I found their movements to be mesmerizing.

Jon Hill has sent us several photo essays of high-country trout in Colorado, and here’s a cool video from a five-day trek into the South San Juan Wilderness.

This is pretty long (10 minutes) but well worth the time, as the video follows Norbert Renaud from Ireland to western Alaska, where he fights some monster pike.

I’m not normally a fan of videos that mix in still photography, but there are plenty of gorgeous images of steelhead on display here.

Three young anglers head up to Eagle Lake in Colorado, camping and fishing for three days. This is their story.

I’ve always thought that baby tarpon look like an incredibly fun quarry, and this short video seems to confirm that. There’s no info on location, just several great fish taking to the air.

A couple anglers make a three-day backpacking trip into Idaho’s pristine and majestic backcountry wilderness in search for the elusive bull trout and wild cutthroat.

As far as self-shot GoPro videos go, this one is pretty darned good. It helps that the editing is both sharp and keeps things interesting.

This video makes the fishing in central Texas look pretty darned good.

This looks like some older video, but it’s pretty cool. On an unguided trip in Alaska, these guys run across gorgeous trout, big bears, and stunning scenery.

Salmonflies on the Deschutes makes for some killer dry-fly fishing.

Do you like a little disco with your fly fishing? Then you’ll love this video from California’s Upper Sacramento. Apparently, it’s a boogie wonderland. See you next week!

7 thoughts on “Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 08.09.13”

    1. @dry fly media
      Whats up Jake! you bum! Nice “mesmerizing” cutty video, I wish we had some footage of those pigs on the other side of that creek from my visit last aug. you get that apt cleaned up yet?

      Well done dude!


      1. Thanks Winston! Yep, the GoPro would have been a good thing to have around during your trip. Just means you’ll have to make another one! And nope, it’s just as messy now as it was then.

        Thanks again!


  1. Here’s a video that I put together after spending a couple days fishing some water in North Park Colorado owned by North Park Aglers in Walden Colorado. All of the water shown in the video is either a tributary of the North Platte or the North Platte itself. Have a great day.
    Bob Reece

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