Classic Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 09.25.20

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, I’m on vacation, so we serve up a classic dozen productions that will take you from northern Patagonia to Swedish Lapland and from Connecticut to British Columbia. We’ve got trout, salmon, and bass, but a dearth of saltwater 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. As of today, there are exactly 1,410 great videos on the site!

We kick things off with the latest from Bloodknots, as they head into the Uinta Mountains of Utah in search of solitude among the cirques and stars. Oh, and trout.

Ian Smith, a young fly-fishing guide enjoys one of his few days off by chasing smallmouth bass.

This drone video really captures the epic landscape of Argentina’s northern Patagonia.

Highlights from a two-day trip to the South Platte River in Deckers, Colorado.

This is straight-up trippy, but I always enjoy when a filmmaker tries a new way to express the joys of fly fishing.

For the past few years the DRYFT crew has been exploring some of the delights Alaska has to offer. Welcome to episode 1.

Here’s a one-minute dreamy video featuring a gorgeous arctic char in spawning colors.

This is a heartfelt exploration of what fly fishing means for one young New England angler.

Just about a minute of slo-mo beauty, featuring an angler landing his first, sea-bright Scottish salmon.

Some Swedish anglers deal with bad weather but manage to land some beautiful brown trout.

Here’s a sweet trailer for a longer video about fishing the Canadian Rockies for westslope cutthroat trout. Check out the full 21-minute episode here.

Finally, here’s a short piece featuring our pal Louis Cahill, from Gink & Gasoline talking about the beautiful world of mountain stream fly fishing in north Georgia.

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