Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 09.02.16


Written by: Phil Monahan

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’s festival offers a baker’s dozen videos, which are super trouty. Sure, there’s a tarpon or salmon or bass thrown in for good luck, but it’s really about the trout. We’ve even got a trio of films from Chilean Patagonia that will have you checking flights to South 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 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 wonderful video from Inwaders Media that captures so much about what we love about fly fishing: the challenge, the camaraderie, the fun, and the shared adventure. Don’t miss the ending, which may feel familiar to some of us.


Here’s a look at the highlights of the year from Florida guides Capt. Kyle Staton and Capt. Rhett Gehring, and it’s a mixture of the agony and the ecstasy that make chasing silver kings so compelling.


Here’s a glorious short film from TU, featuring Frank Moore–star of “Mending the Line“–discussing the importance of public lands to those of us who love to fish and spend time in the outdoors. I hope I can cast like that when I reach Frank’s age.


The first of our three videos from Chile jams a lot into one minute and certainly leaves you wanting more. . . .


Drew Ross, a.k.a. Looknfishy has put together some cool highlights from a month of nonstop kayak fishing. Looks like a blast.


Some day, I wanna fish with the guys from OneFly, because I think they are hilarious. Here, they’ve turned a disastrous trip to the mountains of Sweden into something fun to watch.


Check out the beautiful scenery and trout in this video from the Lakes Region of Chilean Patagonia.


If you dream of catching big Atlantic salmon, then Norway’s Alta River is a bucket-list destination. Here’s why.


There are some great fishing scenes in this video, but the message about how ranchers, farmers, and conservationists can work together to protect the great rivers of the West.


Most of the videos in the F5 feature the highlights of a day on the water. Here are some lowlights that you mind recognize from your own experience.


Here’s 42 seconds of brown-trout action from Southern Ontario’s Credit River.


Our final video from Chile ends with a serious bang: the kind of brown trout that’s definitely worth writing home about.


Here’s a full episode of the “Fly Fusion” TV show, featuring some astonishing bull trout from British Columbia. It’s amazing what you can access when you have a helicopter.

2 thoughts on “Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 09.02.16

  1. Bill Thomas

    Another great selection of videos Phil! A couple of years ago, I seem to recall in some blog post about what makes a good fly fishing video, you mentioned that nobody wants to see go pro footage of how you got to the water or how you string up a rod. I may be alone in this but I love seeing what people are using, I enjoy seeing how people have their fishing car set up and I always think the ride is one of the most memorable parts of a trip with fishing buddies!

    All the best!

    -Bill

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