Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 09.07.18


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, we’ve got another dozen videos that feature a wide variety of species and destinations–from GTs in the Seychelles to smallmouths in Missouri, and from rainbow trout in Washington State to yellowfish in southern Africa.

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 film about an angler returning to the smallmouth river of his youth and ruminating on the connections between family history and nature.

Sight-fishing in crystal-clear water in Swedish Lapland. That first trout is certainly aggressive!

Chasing juvenile tarpon in shallow water looks like a blast, even when they decide at the last second not to eat.

Todd Moen’s latest release focuses on fishing the Upper Columbia River in Washington State for big rainbows. As usual, the production values are outstanding.

The fly might cause a purist to blanch, and the water is little more than an urban ditch. But, holy cow, that is some fish!

Great stuff from the Farquhar Atoll in the Seychelles, featuring tons of big fish, great action, and a kitty cat.

It seems that our old pal Rolf Nylinder has spawned . . . and, of course, he’s going to introduce his kid to fly fishing.

Forty seconds of action from Colorado’s upper Cheeseman Canyon, ending up with some sweet butter.

Just about a minute of video that shows why so many anglers travel to fish the Madison, especially during the salmonfly hatch.

Costa Rica’s high-country trout streams seem like they are from a different land.

The magnificent scenery of the Orange River in the Richtersveld National Park, Namibia, is home to fly-fishing for trophy yellowfish.

Finally, here’s a full epsiode of The New Fly Fisher, in which Brian Chan and host Colin McKeown fly-fish for big stillwater trout near Kamloops, British Columbia, and learn some outstanding techinques for success.

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