Classic Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 04.10.20

Welcome to a classic edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos available. We’ve discovered eleven great videos to get you pumped up for the weekend. British Columbia is the star, and when you see the scenery and fish, you’ll understand why!

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.

If you’re hungry for more gorgeous films, we’ve created a page where you can find 10 “Orvis Presents” films, which tell amazing stories of the adventure and wonder in Nature. Click here to watch!


We kick things off with a gorgeous, dreamy video from British Columbia, featuring great aerial shots and some fine two-handed casting.


Chums don’t get their due, but this video (an ad, really) shows why some fly fishers prize this species over some of the more popular Pacific salmon.


Here’s the latest from Todd Moen, about fly-fishing Oregon’s south-central high country for some spring-creek trout.


More intense British Columbia goodness, including a sweet steelhead and awesome heli shots.


Part 1 of some fly-fishing for pike on a small lake close to Stockholm, Sweden, last spring.


Part 2.


The blood at the end of this video makes me hope that 14-year-old Finn Finestone is going to keep it. But either way, the fact that he caught this big Chinook salmon on a fly he ties is pretty cool.


This short video features some sweet trout, but for me, it’s really all about the angler’s sartorial choices.


Regular F5 viewers know that I love videos that feature young’uns on the water, and these Pennsylvania kids are the real deal.


This is basically just fish shots, but there are some real dandies here. Note the sturgeon was not caught on a fly.


We end on this fascinating video from Trout Unlimited about discovering more wild-trout streams in Pennsylvania, in order to protect them from future development. Did you know that PA has more miles of wild-trout water than Montana?

6 thoughts on “Classic Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 04.10.20”

  1. The video about Pa. hit close to home. Im a lifelong resident of the state and have seen the first hand the devastation the coal mining industry had and continues to have in this sate. Ive also seen the benefits of laws passed to curtail past destructive practices and the results of remediation projects and how well nature responds when given a chance. Alas , some of our state legislators feel that we should give the gas industry a free pass and let the tax payer pick up the tab to clean up the mess left behind. No matter where you live get involved and let your voice be heard

  2. In Finn’s video the fish had been humanely killed and bled, it was subsequently smoked and will feed his family and friends through the holidays.

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