Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 08.14.15

Welcome to our latest edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, featuring the best videos from around the world. This week, we’ve got 17 great videos from around the world, featuring a variety of species—from trout to smallmouths, from carp to parrotfish.

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 780 great videos on the site!

See you next week with a fresh set of films!


We kick things off with this astonishing video from Astraié, shot in the Canadian Rockies. I would get lost there in a heartbeat!


Next up is the trailer for the latest film, about fly fishing for grayling and brown trout in the River Rena, from our favorite Lithuanian angler, Vaidas Uselis.


One of the coolest species in the Indian Ocean is the parrotfish, and the anglers in this video happened upon some “angry” ones at Bassas da India, a lonely atoll between Mozambique and Madagascar .


The latest from Todd Moen is actually an older production that he’s put online for the first time. Shot on England’s River Esk and the historic chalk stream, River Avon, it gets to the heart of some of our angling traditions.


From Iceland comes this cool video that features killer scenery, lots of bugs, and some spectacular brown trout.


I like the stark, sepia beauty of this video from Norway. At :33, something pretty cool happens out in the water. . .


Our sole bass entry for the week comes from the enchanting countryside of East Tennessee, where you can find smallmouths in mountain creeks.


Staying in the Southern Appalachians for a moment, here’s a beautiful video about chasing native brook trout in headwater streams choked with rhododendrons.


If you like big trout, salmon, and Pearl Jam, you’re gonna love this video from the spring creeks of Chile. There’s also a heart-touching moment with a sheep.


What a bonanza: two Todd Moen videos in one F5! This one is a trailer for an upcoming film about catching big Montana carp on dry flies.


Here’s a cool look at a trip to seven high-alpine lakes that are home to many cutthroats and brook trout. I would have left out that shot of the fish gasping on the ground, though.


I think that we should expect big things from 9-year-old Aurora, a Norwegian Wundeerkind with a fly rod.


Yes, this is basically a commercial, but it’s also a wonderful look at the magic of fly-fishing the backcountry of the Rockies in Colorado and Wyoming.


What do guides do on their day off? They go fishing, of course, and enjoy the time on the water with a rod in their hands, instead of the oars.


Snookzilla is a 37-inch Snook that roams the backwaters of the Mangrove Islands in Ozello, Florida. She terrorizes local juvenile mullet pods that swim the shallow waters and she is always lurking in the shadows.


How often do you get to witness a child catching her first ever trout all by herself? It’s a magic moment. Abby looks pretty excited.

One thought on “Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 08.14.15”

  1. As a dad that would love to have his kids go fish more with him, “switch casts and sleeping dogs” wins my vote for “best in show”. Thanks for sharing and the kickin’ soundtrack sure helps!

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