Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 09.09.16


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 twelve videos, including some interesting subjects and combinations of species. From the struggles of a just-learning angler in New Zealand to a masterclass on Pennsylvania smallies from a seasoned veteran, you’ll get a look at a wide variety of anglers, locations, and fish.

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 one minute of fly-fishing awesomeness from the waters around Fernie, British Columbia. I’ma go book my ticket right now.


Do you remember all the things that went wrong when you first started fly fishing? Would you want the whole world to see your struggles? Colin MacDonald bravely chronicles his early floundereing in this great, fun video from New Zealand.


There’s no narrative here, just six minutes’ worth of great fly-fishing action from Big Sky Country.


We’ve seen plenty of taimen videos from Mongolia, but few from Siberia. Here’s a look at the fascinating fishery in Northeastern Russia.


It’s pretty rare that we see a video filmed by and starring a female angler, and I think that Emma Brown has done a great job capturing her day on Colorado’s St. Vrain River.


The Spanish Pyrenees are among my favorite places to fish for trout, and I think you’ll see why in this video from Outside Days.


Ken Tanaka of Wish4Fish offers some killer highlights from his recent trip to Utah and Idaho.


Yes, this is a private, managed fishery in Victoria, Australia, but the video is still beautiful.


Mark Molloy’s video about his favorite Atlantic salmon waters in in Newfoundland is a little long, but it’s full of action, including some remarkable leaps.


There’s no fishing here, but you get a glorious aerial view of the Alaskan landscape, from the tail of a float plane.


Here’s a combo you don’t often see in a fly-fishing video: Florida Keys tarpon and Missouri tailwater stripers.


We finish up with a cool video from Pennsylvania guide and author Eric Stroup, as he learns from a master smallmouth angler.

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