Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 08.17.18


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 was somewhat of a bonanza week for great videos, especially if you love saltwater action. Our collection comprises fifteen productions that will take you from the trout streams of New Zealand to the salt flats of The Bahamas, and from the cutthroat lakes of the Colorado Rockies to the musky waters of Wisconsin. Don’t miss the excellent 20-minute documentary on the introduction of brown trout to New Zealand at the bottom of the page. It’s full of fascinating history and some incredible angling action.

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.

We kick things off with a gorgeous video about fishing high-mountain streams in Switzerland for brown and brook trout.

The latest from Black Fly Eyes is about one of Norway’s most prolific Atlantic-salmon rivers, the Åelva.

Guide JT Van Zanct introduces chef Eduaro Garcia to the magic of fly-fishing Texas’s Laguna Madre.

Dry-fly fishing on Alberta’s Bow River isn’t always easy, but the fish are certainly worth the effort.

There are some killer follows and eats in this cool video about chasing roosterfish off Costa Rica’s Central Pacific coast.

A big fish from a small creek is always a welcome surprise.

Some Colorado mountain lakes hold just a few fish, but they grow to remarkable proportions.

Here’s a cool short video about chasing bonefish on the mangrove creeks and flats of South Florida.

We don’t get too many musky videos, so I’m always excited to see some savage boatside action. Warning: Language.

Gabrielle Mercado searches the crystal-clear flats of Andros in search of a trophy bonefish.

This one cuts off before we actually see the fish, but it’s an angling situation all of us would love.

Many of these Scandinavian sea-trout videos take place in cold, miserable weather. This scene from Denmark looks lovely.

One hundred and fifteen years ago, this dude landed a nice fish. A brief look at fly-fishing history.

Who knew that there was a cool fishery for small tarpon on Taiwan? The water looks amazing, and the fish are fun-size.

We close with an informative and glorious video about the history of brown trout in New Zealand from Side Channel Productions. The story of how the species was introduced is fascinating, and filmmaker Ben Pierce captures some amazing angling footage, as well. This one is well worth your time.

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