Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 08.19.16

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 cool dozen videos, including three long ones that are really worth your time. This selection includes videos about trout, saltwater-flats species, bass, and some toothy predators.

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 1,250 great videos on the site!

We kick things off with a gorgeous video about what it means to make a life of fly fishing: what you give to the sport and what the sport gives back.

I love a video that clocks in at exactly one minute, and this look at the fly fishing around Pagosa Springs makes the most of its time.

Great stuff from Cuba, featuring exciting bonefish, tarpon, and barracuda action. And now it’s legal for Americans to go.

At 24 minutes long, this video is a commitment, but it’s absolutely worth it for the beautiful cinematography and killer fishing scenes. Make sure the “CC” button is on for subtitles.

We don’t get many videos from West Virginia, and this moody production makes the state look lush and trouty.

From southern Germany comes this beautifully shot video about a group of friends fishing mountain lakes for trout.

Just a beautiful Sunday on a trout stream in Central New York. . . .

Here’s another long one: A killer look at what drives anglers to put in the time and thousands of casts required to catch big pike and muskies. Featuring Orvis’s own Jesse Haller, as well as fly-tying guru Pat Cohen and many more.

There’s a ton of cool underwater footage in this bonefish video from The Bahamas(?).

This video captures the magic of a float down Oregon’s Deschutes River, which looks like a blast.

I love this idea: Robert Jones chronicles his first year in fly fishing, from his very first cast onto water to his final day of angling success.

Finally, here’s another full-length episode of “The New Fly Fisher,” featuring some astonishing smallmouth-bass fishing in northern Ontario.

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